Business Meeting

May 26
Business Meeting
at approximately 12:30 p.m., 925 L Street, Room 175, Sacramento, CA
Business Meeting
  • Agenda


    Business Meeting
    Thursday, May 26, 2016
    925 L Street, Room 175
    Sacramento, CA 

    The Commission will consider agenda items I-V at approximately 12:30 p.m. The precise time will vary depending upon the testimony of witnesses and will be determined at the discretion of the chair. Members of the public will have an opportunity to make comments about Commission agenda items during the meeting.

    1. Election of Vice Chairman
    2. Business Meeting Minutes from April 25, 2016
    3. Subcommittee Reports and Project Selection
      • Salton Sea Draft Letter
    4. Implementation
    5. Reports from the California State Auditor’s Office
  • Public Notice


    May 12, 2016

    For Additional Information Contact:
    Carole D’Elia, Executive Director
    (916) 445-2125

    Notice of Meeting

    On Thursday, May 26, 2016, the Little Hoover Commission will conduct a public hearing to revisit the progress made to address concerns raised in its 2015 report, Promises Still to Keep: A Decade of the Mental Health Services Act. The hearing will begin at 9:30 a.m. in Room 437 of the State Capitol in Sacramento.

    At this hearing, the Commission will hear updates on the advances made to implement its recommendations and seek feedback about the obstacles that might be limiting progress and the strategies to overcome them.

    The Commission will first hear from former state Senate President pro Tempore Darrell Steinberg, the founder of the Steinberg Institute and the co-author of the Mental Health Services Act (MHSA). Next, the Commission will hear from a panel representing the state’s role in oversight of the Act, including the executive director of the Mental Health Services Oversight and Accountability Commission, the deputy executive director of the Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Services within the Department of Health Care Services and the executive officer and a councilmember of the California Mental Health Planning Council. The next panel features those involved in local implementation of the Act, including the executive director of the County Behavioral Health Directors Association, the chair of the San Diego County Behavioral Health Advisory Board and the district chief for the Los Angeles MHSA Implementation and Outcomes Division. Finally, the Commission will hear from several stakeholder groups, including executive director of policy and advocacy for Mental Health America of California and the director of the Racial and Ethnic Mental Health Disparities Coalition.

    There will be an opportunity for public comment at the end of the hearing. The Commission also encourages written comments. Immediately following the hearing, the Commission will hold a business meeting in Room 175 at 925 L Street in Sacramento. An additional location for the business meeting only is UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Outpatient Center Boardroom, 744 52nd Street, Basement, Oakland, CA 94609.

    All public notices for meetings are on the Commission’s website, If you need reasonable accommodation due to a disability, please contact Commission Executive Director Carole D’Elia at (916) 445-2125 or by Thursday, May 19, 2016.