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File #: 22-777    Version: 1
Type: Consent Calendar Status: Passed
File created: 9/7/2022 In control: City Council/Public Financing Authority
On agenda: 9/20/2022 Final action: 9/20/2022
Title: Consider for approval the City's responses to Grand Jury Report "How Is Orange County Addressing Homelessness?"
Attachments: 1. Att#1 Grand Jury Report - How is Orange County Addressing Homelessness, 2. Att#2 Letter from the Mayor and City Response to the Grand Jury Report
REQUEST FOR CITY COUNCIL ACTION

SUBMITTED TO: Honorable Mayor and City Council Members

SUBMITTED BY: Al Zelinka, City Manager

VIA: Travis K. Hopkins, Assistant City Manager

PREPARED BY: Jason Austin, Deputy Director of Homeless and Behavioral Health Services

Subject:
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Consider for approval the City's responses to Grand Jury Report "How Is Orange County Addressing Homelessness?"
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Statement of Issue:
In June 2022, the Orange County Grand Jury (OCGJ) released its 2021-22 report, How Is Orange County Addressing Homelessness, which contains an assessment of the effectiveness of the County's efforts to collaborate with cities and address issues of homelessness throughout the County.

The City Council is requested to approve the attached response by the City to the OCGJ report and authorize the Mayor to sign the attached transmittal letter to Honorable Erick L. Larsh, Presiding Judge of the Superior Court and the Orange County Grand Jury. The Grand Jury report cites Penal Code requirements that the City provide responses to the report findings and recommendations.

Financial Impact:
Not applicable.

Recommended Action:
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Approve the City's responses to the findings and recommendations in the Orange County Grand Jury report "How is Orange County Addressing Homelessness?" and authorize the Mayor to sign the attached transmittal letter to The Honorable Erick L. Larsh, Presiding Judge of the Superior Court of Orange County and the Orange County Grand Jury.
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Alternative Action(s):
Do not approve the responses to the Grand Jury report, and direct staff accordingly.

Analysis:
In 2021-2022, the Orange County Grand Jury prepared the report "How is Orange County Addressing Homelessness" (Attachment 1), which discusses and evaluates the effectiveness of the Continuum of Care, the Continuum of Care Board and the County's Office of Care Coordination in collaborating and addressing homelessness. In their evaluation, the Grand Jury ...

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