SCHA-LA

Save City of LA AIDS Coordinators Office

Posted in hiv by SCHA-LA on November 2, 2009

Agenda Special PH 110409 SOCOD Fact Sheet CFS 101309

COD Fact Sheet CFS 101309

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As we know, the State Office of AIDS has been virtually stripped of State funding for HIV-related services. Please think about this “consolidation” and consider the potential impact on people affected by HIV in the City of Los Angeles should the City AIDS Coordinator’s Office get subsumed into a larger body.

20 YEARS AFTER MAYOR BRADLEY CREATED THE AIDS COORDINATORS OFFICE, IT WOULD CEASE TO EXIST AS OF THE “CONSOLIDATION”

Call for Support for the Continued Existence

of the Commission on Disability and the Department on Disability

WHAT:

The City of Los Angeles Department on Disability (DOD) and the Commission on Disability (COD) is threatened in the City’s budget process, again. Los Angeles City Council is considering ELIMINATING the DOD and COD as they now exist, and merging their roles and functions into the Human Services Department, which is an amalgamation of three [former] City Departments – Commission on the Status of Women; Commission for Children, Youth and their Families; and the Human Relations Commission. Each year, DOD serves over 15,000 people with disabilities (including persons living with HIV/AIDS), and provides technical assistance to hundreds of organizations (private and public), as well as to local and international governments.

EFFECT:

“MARGINAL COST SAVINGS” from cutbacks and merging of the Department will seriously impact our ability to provide opportunities for employment, health services, and all other essential resources for persons with disabilities and other marginalized populations; and it will curtail our ability to obtain both government and private funding for the benefit of all residents with disabilities.

NEED:

“WHAT YOU CAN DO” – Express your views “in-person” by contacting the offices of the Mayor at (213) 978-0600, or Mayor@LACity.org; or contact City Councilmembers (see below or go to the City’s website at http://www.LACity.org for contact information). MOST IMPORTANT: Attend the City’s Council Meetings to voice your support during Public Testimony.

THESE ARE CRITICAL ISSUES, SO PLEASE LET YOUR VOICE BE HEARD IMMEDIATELY!

WHERE:

Los Angeles City Hall

Board of Public Works

200 North Spring Street, Room 360,

Los Angeles

WHEN:

Wednesday, November 4th at 1:00pm

Each year, DOD services over 15,000 people with disabilities (including persons living with HIV/AIDS, and the hard-of-hearing and deaf communities), and provides technical assistance to hundreds of organizations (private and public), as well as to local and international governments. If consolidated, it will eliminate their ability to function as they now exist!

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