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File #: 18-0597    Version: 1
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 4/6/2018 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 4/24/2018 Final action: 4/24/2018
Title: Health and Human Services Agency recommending the Board: 1) Receive a status update from the Senior Legal Services Ad Hoc Committee; and 2) Consider and approve the following recommendations from the Committee to maintain the current structure of Senior Legal Services since it has been determined to be the most cost effective, efficient and highest of quality service, as a program within the Health and Human Services Agency, with a comparable level of General Fund support for Fiscal Year 2018/19, and continue to look into other possibilities for sustainable funding. (Est. Time: 1 Hr.) FUNDING: Federal, State and General Fund.
Attachments: 1. A - Senior Legal Services Interim Report 18-0597 4-24-18, 2. B - Updated Charter, 3. C - Sr Lgl Svcs Presentation
Related files: 17-1108
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Health and Human Services Agency recommending the Board:
1) Receive a status update from the Senior Legal Services Ad Hoc Committee; and
2) Consider and approve the following recommendations from the Committee to maintain the current structure of Senior Legal Services since it has been determined to be the most cost effective, efficient and highest of quality service, as a program within the Health and Human Services Agency, with a comparable level of General Fund support for Fiscal Year 2018/19, and continue to look into other possibilities for sustainable funding. (Est. Time: 1 Hr.)

FUNDING: Federal, State and General Fund.
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DEPARTMENT RECOMMENDATION
Health and Human Services Agency recommending the Board receive a status update from the Senior Legal Services Ad Hoc Committee, and consider and approve the following recommendations from the Committee:

Maintain the current structure of Senior Legal Services since it has been determined to be the most cost effective, efficient and highest of quality service, as a program within the Health and Human Services Agency, with a comparable level of General Fund support for Fiscal Year 2018-19, and continue to look into other possibilities for sustainable funding.

Estimated time: 1 Hour.

DISCUSSION / BACKGROUND
On June 20, 2017 the Board directed the 2017-18 Ad Hoc Budget Committee to work with the Chief Administrative Office, HHSA and Commission on Aging on funding options and the organizational structure of Senior Legal Programs and return to the Board with regular updates. HHSA recently provided an update to the Board on October 24, 2017 (item #17-1108).

The Ad Hoc Committee’s purpose, as approved by the Committee in the Charter (attached), is to create a collaborative committee that promotes effective and efficient services for seniors of El Dorado County through the development of viable funding options and the creation of the most appropriate organizational structure for Senior Legal Services. ...

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