Four members appointed by each Board of Supervisors of Napa, Solano and Sonoma counties, five members appointed by the Governor.: Section 4570 et seq Welfare and Institutions Code of the State of California (Requires special application)
1) Protect and advocate the rights of all persons with developmental disabilities 2) Conduct or cause to be conducted public information programs to increase awareness of develpmental disabilities and their prevention and the habilitation of developmentally disabled persons. 3) Encourage and assist in the establishment of citizen advocacy organizations to work with individuals with developmental disabilities. 4) Review the policies and practices of publically funded agencies to determine if they are meeting their statutory obligations. 5) Assist in the preparation of a state plan for developmental disabilities services by accumulating and supplying information on available services and priorities. 6) Cooperate with coordinating and planning bodies and county governmental groups. 7) Encourage the development of needed services of good quality and coordinate services to prevent duplication of services and unnecessary expenditure.
Three years, with no member serving more than two consecutive 3-year terms.
Every other month, evening meetings rotated among the 3 counties (Napa/Solano/Sonoma)
17 members, half with developmental disabilities or their parents or guardians; half representing the general public.
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