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File #: 22-130    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Memo Status: Passed
File created: 2/16/2022 Departments: BOARD OF SUPERVISORS DISTRICT 1
On agenda: 2/22/2022 Final action: 2/22/2022
Title: Recommendation to confirm the appointment of Kristina Bell to the Mental Health and Substance Abuse Recovery Commission, representing Law Enforcement, for an initial term ending September 30, 2024.
Sponsors: Dave Pine
Special Notice / Hearing: None__
Vote Required: Majority

To: Honorable Board of Supervisors
From: Supervisor Dave Pine, District 1
Subject: Appointment to the Mental Health and Substance Abuse Recovery Commission

RECOMMENDATION:
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Recommendation to confirm the appointment of Kristina Bell to the Mental Health and Substance Abuse Recovery Commission, representing Law Enforcement, for an initial term ending September 30, 2024.

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BACKGROUND:
The Mental Health and Substance Abuse Recovery Commission ("MHSARC") reviews and evaluates the County's mental health and substance abuse disorders needs, services, facilities and special problems. The Commission advises the Board of Supervisors and the Behavioral Health and Recovery Services Director on any aspect of the local mental health program, reviews and approves procedures used to ensure citizen and professional involvement at all stages of the planning process and submits an annual report to the Board of Supervisors on the needs and performance of the County's mental health system.

The Commission consists of 22 members, 19 of whom are appointed by the Board of Supervisors representing family members, consumers/clients, professionals and interested residents. With respect to the remaining three members, one shall be a member of the Board of Supervisors, and two shall be members of the County's Youth Commission. By State law, at least 50% of the 19 members appointed by the Board must be consumers or family members of consumers of mental health services.

DISCUSSION:
MHSARC bylaws Section 1.3 Membership and composition b. 4. states that one (1) member shall be a representative of law enforcement who shall be selected by the local chiefs of police. His/her appointment shall be deemed confirmed upon notification to the Board of Supervisors. This is to confirm the local chiefs of police recommendation for the appointment of Captain Kristina Bell to represent the Law Enforcement seat.

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