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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,…

Public Comment @ Today’s BHAB

April 1, 2021 To: Behavioral Health Advisory Board (BHAB) Thank you Chair Judith, BHAB Members, staff and guests. I wear a few hats, and for this comment I’m speaking here as citizen-Jerry. That is because I recently posted a draft…

Update: Issue Resolution Process

On September 2, 2020 – nearly eight months ago – I filed a complaint following the procedures outlined in our county’s MHSA Issue Resolution Process. I have still only received a letter after three months acknowledging the complaint. I get…

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