Oversight of Department on Disability Services Contract
July 31, 2019
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Press Release

July 23, 2019

Councilmember Nadeau holds a joint public roundtable on the decision to end the contract. Twenty-seven public witnesses testify, all against ending the contract or in favor of extending it to ensure a longer, more robust transition period. Video of the roundtable is available online.

July 24, 2019

Councilmember Nadeau requests weekly updates from the Department on Disability Services on each individual receiving services and how those services are being transitioned to DDS or other service providers. She asks for the updates to begin on Friday, August 2, 2019 and continue for 8 weeks following the end of the contract, which currently expires on August 30, 2019.

July 29, 2019

Councilmember Nadeau sends a letter to the Mayor signed by all Councilmembers expressing concern about the transition plan. They ask the Mayor to reexamine the decision to end the contract or consider extending it to allow for a stronger transition. The goal is to ensure residents receive the same level of service and don't experience an interruption in important care.

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