MONDAY, APRIL 07, 1997

9:00 AM




A.                  CLOSED SESSION

1.                   Report from Prior Closed Session

2.                   Pursuant to Government Code Section 54957.6 for the Purpose of Reviewing the County's Position and Instructing its Designated Representatives with Respect to the Various Forms of Compensation Provided to the County's Represented and Unrepresented Employees

3.                   Report on Pending or Threatened Litigation Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9

4.                   Tamara C. Falor, County Counsel, announced the Board postponed the long-term recruitment for the position of County Administrative Officer until after the adoption of the County Budget for Fiscal Year 1997-98.

B.                  BUDGET POLICY ISSUES FOR FISCAL YEAR 1997-98

1.                   Human Services Cabinet--Children's Trust Fund

RECOMMENDATION: Establish Children's Trust Fund under control of Human Services Cabinet.Authorize to the extent provided by State law, a two-dollar ($2) surcharge to be added to the current fee for marriage licenses.Direct funds in the Children's Trust Fund may be used only on the approval of at least three (3) department heads who are members of the Human Services Cabinet.

2.                   Human Services Cabinet--Consolidation of Departments of Public Health, Mental Health and Social Services

RECOMMENDATION: Terminate discussion regarding consolidation and continue to use the model of the Human Services Cabinet as the system of delivery.

3.                   Probation--Placement of Children into Foster Care and Group Homes

RECOMMENDATION: The County seeks to be included in the new children's services delivery system envisioned by the waiver requested by the State Department of Social Services.

4.                   Probation--Juvenile Justice System

RECOMMENDATION: The Board and Probation Department continue to work to make the Governor's budget pledge of restoring the funding ($140,000,000 state-wide and $200,000 locally) a reality.

5.                   Social Services-- Concurrent Planning Program

RECOMMENDATION: Consider during the public hearing process for the County Budget for Fiscal Year 1996-97.

6.                   Public Health--Inmate Medical Care

RECOMMENDATION: Hold over to be brought back as a regular agenda item.

7.                   Public Health--Food Inspection Costs

RECOMMENDATION: Determine what legal issues exists if the Board were to exempt non-profit organizations from fees but not schools.

8.                   Public Health--Hazardous Materials Response Team

RECOMMENDATION: Bring back on the same day that the policy issue on inmate medical care is brought back for reconsideration by the Board.

9.                   Public Health--Integrated Waste Management

RECOMMENDATION: Approve consolidation in the interest of improved efficiencies and reduction of personnel costs.

10.               Public Health--Hazardous Materials Program Fees

RECOMMENDATION: Take the position that governmental agencies should not be exempt from hazardous materials fees.

11.               Public Health--Medi-Cal Administrative Activities/Targeted Case Management

RECOMMENDATION: Bring back on the same date the policy issue on inmate medical care be brought back for reconsideration by the Board.

12.               Public Health--Realignment Funding

RECOMMENDATION: Direct that realignment funding receive on behalf of Public Health be used for Public Health.

C.                  ADJOURNMENT

Any written materials related to an item on this agenda submitted to the Board of Supervisors less than 72 hours prior to the Board meeting, and that are public records subject to the Public Records Act, are available for public inspection in the Office of the Clerk of the Board at 825 5th Street, Suite 111, Eureka (476-2384), during normal business hours.

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.