COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES
Department of Mental Health
550 S. Vermont Avenue
Los Angeles, California 90020
William T Fujioka
Chief Executive Officer
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Marvin J. Southard, D.S.W., Director
For Immediate Release CONTACT: Kathleen Piché, LCSW
LOS ANGELES COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF MENTAL HEALTH TO PRESENT ON MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES ACT AT PUBLIC HEARING HOSTED BY LOS ANGELES COUNTY MENTAL HEALTH COMMISSION
Los Angeles, Wednesday, March 24, 2010– The Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health (LACDMH) will present on the Mental Health Services Act (MHSA) at a Public Hearing hosted by the Los Angeles County Mental Health Commission on Thursday, April 8, 2010, at the Wilshire Plaza Hotel, 3515 Wilshire Blvd. from 11:30-3:30.
LACDMH will present information on the MHSA Capital Facilities Plan and the MHSA Annual Plan and the hearing will provide an open forum for public comments on the Annual Update and funding appropriations for fiscal year 2010-2011.
MHSA documents and meetings are online at: http://dmh.lacounty.gov/News/announcements.html
Please note the following hearing schedule:
11:30 - 12:30 PM Reception (Lunch will be provided)
12:30 - 12:45 PM Opening Session
12:45 - 1:00 PM Overview of Hearing Process
1:00 - 1:20 PM Capital Facilities Plan
1:20 - 1:50 PM Public Comments
1:50 - 2:30 PM Annual Plan
2:30 - 3:00 PM Public Comments Period
3:00 - 3:05 PM Close Public Comments Period
3:05 - 3:15 PM Motion to Close Public Hearing & Approve Review
· Spanish translation services will be available
· For American Sign Language and other translation services contact: Sherrill Lee at (213) 251-6835 by April 1, 2010.
For media inquiries, please contact Kathleen Piche, Public Information Officer at (213) 738-4041. For all other information contact the Los Angeles County Mental Health Commission at (213) 738-4772.
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