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Board Retreat Public Comment (Extended)

This is my public comment to the BHAB Board Retreat participants in full. A summarized version was presented in order to meet the 3-minute limit. Hello Chair Stewart, Chair Fletcher, BHAB Members, Dr. Bergmann, and Staff This is an important…

My Public Comment (extended version)

I gave a summary of the longer public comment below urging the Executive Board to: Form an Executive Board: Building a Better BHAB (BBB) Workgroup that focuses on the objectives, strategies, and tactical decisions addressing the overall BHAB’s duties and…

BHAB Planning for Calendar Year 2023

The following are documents and notes from the Building a Better BHAB (BBB) Workgroup formed and meeting during 2019-20 which this author, as chair of the workgroup, documented. These documents effectively outline how the BHAB could be reformed and refocused…

Why was the MHSA Annual Update (Plan), released during, not before, the applicable year… and released without the public knowing about it?

UPDATE: A September 22nd version of the plan including active hyperlinks was updated on the county website sometime thereafter, almost a full week after I notified the BHS, and is available for your review. UPDATE 10/5/2022: My original letter to…

Let’s Fix the MHSA Plan & Budget Cycle – Public Comment

Thank you Chair Stewart, Chair Fletcher, BHAB Members, county staff, providers, and guests. I am speaking to an item being presented later, the county Chief Administrative Office’s (CAO) draft ‘2022-23 Recommended Budget, released just hours ago. Although you may not…

BHAB and BHS Planning & Engagement Processes – An Update

This is post 4 of 4 in the series “BHS Planning & Budgeting Cycle” Let’s Collaborate! Improving BHS Planning, Outcome, & Feedback Cycles The Current BHS Planning Process & Timeline Cycle is Broken If the BHS & BHAB Planning Calendar…

Public Comment – Getting our act together

August 5, 2021 Public Comment submitted by Jerry Hall, former BHAB Member (read by staff into record). Good afternoon Board Chair Judith, Board Chair Fletcher, Members, Staff and Guests. On July 21st I emailed a proposal to several stakeholders in…

My BHAB Public Comment | Focus on New Members

Good afternoon Chair Judith, BHAB Members, Board Chair Fletcher, BHS staff and other stakeholders. My name is Jerry Hall, former BHAB Member, current ACCESS Ambassador, and blogger at BHABrehab.com (this blog). I wanted to welcome all the new BHAB Members,…

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