Comment sought on mental health services act

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Public comments on the Placer County Mental Health Services Act (MHSA) Draft 2010-2011 Annual Update are being accepted. At a public hearing, set for 5:45 p.m. Monday, April 26, any individual may speak or may submit written comments at that time. The hearing will take place during the meeting of the Placer County Mental Health Alcohol and Drug Advisory Board, at the county’s Adult System of Care Cafeteria, located at 101 Cirby Hills Drive in Roseville. A county spokesman said that after a comprehensive community planning process in 2005, Placer County developed a three-year program and expenditure plan for monies generated by the Mental Health Services Act. The goal of the Act and the Campaign for Community Wellness is to transform the mental health system into one that is more client and family-driven and focused on the principles of recovery and resilience, the spokesman said. Another goal is to identify and address specific areas of service need in Placer County. The update includes information on Placer’s community planning and local review process and the various components of the Mental Health Services Act. A copy of the report can be found at Public comment may also be submitted electronically to or by mail to Michele Zavoras, Placer County Adult System of Care at the Cirby Hills address. For more information, call Zavoras at 787-8830. - Staff report