HUMBOLDT COUNTY COURTHOUSE

SUPERVISORSí CHAMBER, FIRST FLOOR

825 FIFTH STREET

MONDAY, AUGUST 20, 2001

9:00 AM

 

A.                  PROPOSED BUDGET FOR FISCAL YEAR 2001-2002

1.                   Study Session on proposed budget for District Attorney (No action required)

2.                   Study session on proposed budget for Cooperative Extension (No action required).Our department would like to give the Board an update of our current programs and our plans for the future.

3.                   Financial impact of AB 1682 on the In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) and Personal Care Services Program (PCSP).The In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) program and the Personal Care Services Program (PCSP) are Federal, State and County funded social services programs that provide limited domestic and personal care services to aged, blind and disabled recipients for the purpose of allowing them to remain in their own homes.The passage of Assembly Bill 1682 resulted in a mandate that alters the way IHSS/PCSP are provided in all California counties and is estimated to increase Humboldt County's annual net County cost of the IHSS/PCSC programs by as much as $5.6 million dollars when fully implemented.

RECOMMENDATION: Receive and file report.

4.                   Public Health Branch (PHB) contingency fund 1175.AB 1682 (Honda) Chapter 90, Statutes of 1999 requires all Counties to designate an "employer of record" for providers of In-Home Supportive Services/Personal Care Services Program (IHSS/PCSP) by January 2003.It is anticipated this will increase the net County cost of IHSS/PCSP as much as $5.6 million when AB 1682 is fully implemented in FY 2003-2004.

RECOMMENDATION: Approve transfer of $300,000 and direct DHHS to initiate a Public Hearing for the realignment transfer.

5.                   Enhanced budget requests, Rural County Funds (AB443) and law enforcement service levels in Humboldt County Communities.The Chair of the Board requested the Sheriff's Department make a presentation to the Board to support the items requested in the Department's enhanced budget requests.Between the time the Chair's request was made and this presentation was prepared the Legislature of State of California passed Assembly Bill 443, law enforcement funding:budget trailer bill.The bill allocated 18.5 million dollars to be divided between 37 rural California counties with each of the named counties receiving $500,000 for the use of the county's sheriff's department.

RECOMMENDATION: Review Sheriff's Department's enhanced budget; consider the use of Rural County Funds to fund both personnel and materials; and review law enforcement service levels in the communities.

B.                  ADJOURNMENT

Persons wishing to file documentation on any agenda item for the official record must submit an original and nine (9) copies of each document to the Clerk of the Board of Supervisors, Room 111 of the County Courthouse, 825 5th Street in Eureka (476-2384). Documentation includes, but is not limited to, written correspondence, audio and video tapes, maps, photographs, and petitions. Failure to submit the required number of copies will result in the document/s not being placed in the official record. (Per Board of Supervisors' policy adopted on March 21, 1995.)

The Chamber is wheelchair accessible, and disabled parking is available in the lot on K Street, between Fourth and Fifth Streets.  If you are a person with a disability, and you need disability-related modifications or accommodations to participate in this meeting, please contact the Clerk of the Board at (707) 476-2384, or (707) 445-7299 (fax).  Requests for such modifications or accommodations must be made at least two full business days before the start of the meeting.