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File #: 19-0022    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Approval Status: Approved
File created: 12/20/2018 In control: County Counsel
On agenda: 1/8/2019 Final action:
Title: Discussion and Possible Action Including Approval for County Counsel to Provide Legal Services to the Mental Health Treatment Act Citizen's Oversight Committee (Sponsor: Mental Health Treatment Act Citizen's Oversight Committee and County Counsel)
Attachments: 1. 2018-11-26-Opinion re Measure B
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TO: Board of Supervisors
FROM: County Counsel
MEETING DATE: January 8, 2019


DEPARTMENT CONTACT:
Katharine L. Elliott
PHONE:
234-6885


ITEM TYPE: Regular Agenda

TIME ALLOCATED FOR ITEM: 10 Mins


AGENDA TITLE:
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Discussion and Possible Action Including Approval for County Counsel to Provide Legal Services to the Mental Health Treatment Act Citizen's Oversight Committee
(Sponsor: Mental Health Treatment Act Citizen's Oversight Committee and County Counsel)
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RECOMMENDED ACTION/MOTION:
recommendation
Authorize County Counsel to provide legal services to the Mental Health Treatment Act Citizen's Oversight Committee.
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PREVIOUS BOARD/BOARD COMMITTEE ACTIONS:
None

SUMMARY OF REQUEST:
The Mental Health Treatment Act Citizen's Oversight Committee ("Committee") meets one time per month for approximately two hours per meeting. Currently County Counsel does not attend the meetings. The Committee previously requested an opinion from County Counsel regarding their ability to approve funds for a design or construction project and that was provided to them. On December 5, 2018, the Clerk of the Committee sent another request for a 'legal opinion regarding Measure B funds being used for remodeling of the Ukiah Adventist Hospital vacant ER/ICU for a Psychiatric Facility'.

Due to that request, on December 19, 2018, County Counsel attended the Committee meeting and stated that it would be necessary to seek Board of Supervisors approval for County Counsel to regularly attend the Committee meetings and to render legal opinions to the Committee since the Committee is an advisory committee and the Board has to approve the expenditure of funds. It was requested by the Committee that County Counsel seek that approval from the Board of Supervisors.

ALTERNATIVE ACTION/MOTION:
Return to staff for alternate direction or authorize Committee to hire outside counsel.

SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION AVAILABLE ONLINE AT: N/A


FISCAL IMPACT:
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