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Meeting on Potential Ballot Measure on Wednesday, July 22

On Wednesday, July 22, 2020 from 5 – 5:40 PM, we will host an online information session about a potential ballot measure for the election this November. If passed, the measure would create a sales tax to support mental health, homeless, housing, and substance use services in Sonoma County. To participate, email or call (866) 960-6264. Read on to learn more.

You’re invited to join a conversation with Barbie Robinson, Bill Carter and Leah Benz, (respectively, from Sonoma County’s Department of Health Services, Behavioral Health Division and Health Action Committee) to learn about a potential ballot measure to be put before Sonoma County voters in November 2020.

Access to mental health resources, substance use services, a lack of psychiatric facilities and supporting housing, and opioid use and drug overdoses are serious problems in Sonoma County. These needs are impacting our entire community, along with law enforcement, hospital emergency rooms, businesses and neighborhoods.

To prevent additional service reductions, Sonoma County is considering a local measure to create a sales tax to support the following services:

· Emergency Psychiatric/Crisis Services

· Mental Health and Substance Use Treatment Facilities

· Outpatient Services

· Homeless Services/Care Coordination

· Transitional and Permanent Supportive Housing for Homeless

Learn about the proposed expenditures and fiscal accountability to be required. Share your feedback and get answers to your questions.

To participate, please email or call our Warmline at 866-960-6264 to request a Zoom meeting link.

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