For Immediate ReleasePress Contact: Karen Klatt, Mental Health Services Act Coordinator, (510) 981-7698
CITY OF BERKELEY INVITES PUBLIC COMMENTS ON THE MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES ACT IMPLEMENTATION PROGRESS REPORT
Berkeley, California (Monday, July 30, 2007) - The City of Berkeley Mental Health Administration invites your comments and feedback on the Mental Health Services Act (MHSA) Draft Implementation Progress Report.
In accordance with a state mandate to report on Community Services and Supports (CSS) activities, the Draft Implementation Progress Report is being disseminated for a 30-day public review and comment period. The focus of this report, is on activities that took place from the date of approval of the CSS Three-Year Program and Expenditure Plan through December 31, 2006.
The 30 day public comment period begins on July 30 and will run through August 30. Upon completion of the review period, a public hearing through the Berkeley Mental Health Commission will be held on August 30.
For more detailed information on how to review and provide feedback on the Draft Implementation Progress Report, the public is invited to view the MHSA website at www.ci.berkeley.ca.us/mentalhealth/prop63.html. A copy the Draft Report will also be located at the Berkeley Central Public Library located at: 2090 Kittredge Street.
Following the public hearing, comments and feedback will be addressed, and a final report will be submitted to the State Department of Mental Health.