On Friday May 4th, MiCoCo held it’s last Community Meeting with Supervisor Campos. In case you missed it, check out what Supervisor David Campos had to say about it:
The three main topics brought up during the meeting included redistricting, the upcoming City budget process, and the closure of MiCoCo’s.
With the topic of redistricting, Supervisor Campos welcomed the new organizations from Portola who are joining District 9. Many were happy that the Portola joined District 9 because for many years the Portola community has been divided amongst different districts. Supervisor Campos felt that in general the redistricting plan was overall positive, and that the outcome benefited District 9, and was elated that he would be representing Portola.
Listen to what Fernando Benitez-Gomez had to say about the meeting:
Around the budget topic, the two issues that were brought up were MediCal and the upcoming City budget process. There are many questions concerning MediCal, the billing process that is a part of MediCal, and how the expansion of usage of MediCal will impact organizations that are new to this process.
The most important dates involving the budget are: June 1st (when the Mayor presents the budget to the board), June 12th (Beilensen hearing at full board regarding cuts to health programs), June 22nd (Public Hearing on Budget – starts at 10am), June 28th (Committee’s Final Budget Deliberations), July 31st (Final Adoption of the Budget).
Supervisor Campos highlighted the importance of budget advocacy, attending the budget meetings and also speaking on how budget cuts will directly impact the community that organizations serve.
Lastly, the group talked about how to continue collaborating together now that MiCoCo will be ending its services. One of the issues that was discussed was community meetings with Supervisor Campos, and how often these meetings should happen. It was decided that every effort should be made to continue meeting with Supervisor Campos, and the supervisor and his office took on with the help of the community to determine the where and with what frequency these meetings should happen.
Check out what Claudia Jasin said about the meeting: