By Ben Adler
Salinas, CA – The original plan was for the county and SVMH to form a Joint Powers Authority, or JPA, to manage Natividad. The county would retain ownership, but SVMH would absorb a few million dollars a year in losses. That plan has now been scrapped. KAZU's Ben Adler speaks with Monterey County Administrative Officer Lew Bauman about the negotiations.