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File #: 21-0376    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Approval Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 3/18/2021 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 3/22/2021 Final action:
Title: Discussion and Possible Action Including Direction to Staff to Follow Usual County Processes for Submission of Board Agenda Items Related to the Use of Measure B Funds (Sponsors: Supervisor Haschak and Supervisor Williams)

TO: Board of Supervisors
FROM: Board of Supervisors
MEETING DATE: March 22, 2021


DEPARTMENT CONTACT:
John Haschak
PHONE:
463-4221
DEPARTMENT CONTACT:
Ted Williams
PHONE:
463-4221


ITEM TYPE: Regular Agenda

TIME ALLOCATED FOR ITEM: 30 min.


AGENDA TITLE:
title
Discussion and Possible Action Including Direction to Staff to Follow Usual County Processes for Submission of Board Agenda Items Related to the Use of Measure B Funds
(Sponsors: Supervisor Haschak and Supervisor Williams)
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RECOMMENDED ACTION/MOTION:
recommendation
Direct staff to follow usual County processes for submission of board agenda items related to the use of Measure B funds.
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PREVIOUS BOARD/BOARD COMMITTEE ACTIONS:
The Board adopted Ordinance No. 4387 on August 1, 2017.

SUMMARY OF REQUEST:
Ordinance No. 4387, approved by the voters as "Measure B," created as sales tax and special fund for the use of improved services, treatment and facilities for persons with mental health conditions. The ordinance also created a Citizen's Oversight Committee to conduct an annual audit of the use of the funds and to "provide recommendations . . . on the implementation of this ordinance."

In the past, this Board has declined to act on specific expenditures of Measure B funds until they had been considered and voted upon by the Measure B committee. Although the Board has issued no directive or policy, this practice has led staff to believe that every decision regarding Measure B funds should be reviewed by the Measure B committee before being submitted to the Board. As a result, the committee has been presented with far more granular issues than contemplated by the ordinance (e.g. fire sprinklers). In addition to being inefficient and duplicative, this process has created some confusion, as many members of the committee are unfamiliar with county processes for contracting, procurement, civil service, or other matters.

The ad hoc committee is recommending that the Boar...

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