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06/19/2017 at 10:47am

Why Thursday's Meeting is Important for the Future VHCYountville

On Thursday, June 22, 2017, the Little Hoover Commission will conduct a public hearingon the Veterans Home of California, Yountville. The hearing will begin at 9:30 a.m. in Room 437of the State Capitol in Sacramento.The Commission will hear from Dr. Vito Imbasciani, Secretary of the CaliforniaDepartment of Veterans Affairs, who will describe his plans for the Yountville veterans homecampus. Next, the former executive director of the Presidio Trust will share lessons from hisexperiences transforming San Francisco’s Presidio using public-private partnerships. TheCommission also will hear from the senior advisor to the Chancellor of University of California,Merced, who will share lessons learned through the UC Merced 2020 Project.





The Commissionthen will hear from a resident of the Yountville home, as well as a couple members of the home’sAllied Council who will share their experiences as residents of the campus and discuss ideas forimprovements. Next, Yountville Mayor John Dunbar will discuss the local impact of possiblechanges to the veterans home campus. Two representatives from the Department of GeneralServices will discuss the department’s role in managing leases on the Yountville veterans homecampus and describe the process to establish new leases on the property.


Finally, theCommission will hear from the California Department of Developmental Services, who willdescribe the department’s process to close the state’s developmental centers which, like theveterans homes, offer long-term care for certain Californians.There will be an opportunity for public comment at the end of the hearing. Publiccomments will be limited to three minutes per person. The Commission also encourages writtencomments.Immediately following the hearing, the Commission will hold a business meeting inroom 175 of 925 L Street in Sacramento.


If you need reasonable accommodation due to a disability, please contact CommissionExecutive Director Carole D’Elia at (916) 445-2125 or littlehoover@lhc.ca.gov by Thursday, June 15, 2017.


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