July 7, 2015:
The Department of Developmental Services has published the following public notice for A Public Hearing on the Transformation of Sonoma Developmental Center.
To access a copy of the letter about the hearing noticed by DDS and sent by Sonoma Developmental Center to conservators click here.
TO INTERESTED PARTIES
A Public Hearing on the Transformation of
Sonoma Developmental Center
Senate Bill 82, signed by the governor June 24, 2015, requires the Department of Developmental Services (DDS) to submit a plan or plans to the Legislature by October 1, 2015, to close one or more of the state’s three remaining developmental centers. Efforts are underway to submit a plan to close Sonoma Developmental center (SDC) in Eldridge, CA by the end of 2018. As a required part of the development of a closure plan specific to SDC, DDS is seeking public comment from interested persons and organizations. These comments will be summarized in the closure plan to be submitted by October 1, 2015, for Legislative approval.
DDS will hold this public hearing on Saturday, July 18, 2015, from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. at Sonoma Valley High School Pavilion, 20000 Broadway, Sonoma, CA.
Introduction — 10-10:15 a.m.
Public Testimony — 10:15 a.m. – 5 p.m.
To assure each person who wants to speak has the opportunity, individuals providing testimony are asked to keep their comments to approximately five minutes. Written comments may be submitted in person at the hearing, to DDS online at http://www.dds.ca.gov/SonomaNews/, by mail to DDS, Developmental Centers Division, Attn: Cindy Coppage, 1600 9th Street, MS 3-17, Sacramento, CA 95814, or via e-mail to Sonoma.firstname.lastname@example.org by 5 p.m. on September 1, 2015.
Sonoma Valley High School Pavilion is physically accessible to persons with disabilities. Printed materials in alternate formats and requests for sign language interpreters, or other disability-related accommodations, should be made to DDS @ (916) 654-1706 or email: Sonoma.email@example.com by 5 p.m. on July 14, 2015.
Provided courtesy of the Department of Developmental Services and the Parent Hospital Association websites.