Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Public Forums on General Fund Savings Proposals

In response to the State of California's significant budget crisis, the Department of Developmental Services will be hosting three public forums to receive input from consumers, family members, service providers and other stakeholders on draft proposals to achieve $174 million in General Fund savings. In developing the proposals, the Department conducted an on-line survey and met with stakeholder workgroups in eight service areas: Behavioral Services; Day, Supported Employment and Work Activity Programs; Early Start Services; Health Care and Therapeutic Services; Independent and Supported Living Services; Residential Services; Respite and Other Family Support Services; and Transportation Services. From these discussions, the Department is drafting proposals that will be made available on the Department's website prior to the public forums.

Date: Friday, May 6, 2011
Time: 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Location: Sacramento
East End Complex Auditorium
1501 Capitol Avenue, Sacramento 95814
DDS Public Forum Conference Call Number: (800) 288-8967

Date: Monday, May 9, 2011
Time: 1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Location: Oakland
Federal Building Auditorium
1301 Clay Street, Oakland 94612
DDS Public Forum Conference Call Number: (800) 288-8968

See more information HERE.
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