Voters in El Camino Hospital District likely have approved a limitation on El Camino Hospital executive salaries to twice the governor's salary of $165,000.
Though as of today the entire county had yet to count 180,000 mail-in ballots, results for the district, which covers part of the county, showed that 25,509, or 51.9%, of voters approved the imposition of the limitation.
Proponents of the measure argued that salaries at the Mountain View, Calif., public hospital were too high. Tomi Ryba, president and CEO, makes a base salary of $695,000 and is eligible for up to 30% more in bonuses, according to local news reports
A call to El Camino hospital was not immediately returned.
The county's analysis of the measure said that there is a legal question as to whether a hospital district is subject to a voter initiative.