AGENDA ITEM #9
January 28, 2014
Public Hearing
MEMORANDUM
January 24, 2014
TO:
FROM:
County Council
Linda McMillan, Senior Legislative Analy"st
Amanda MihiU, Legislative Attomeyv/J1{)JJJJ
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SUBJECT:
Public Hearing:
Bill 34-13, Interagency Commission on Homelessness -
Established
Bill 34-13, Interagency Commission on Homelessness - Established, sponsored by Council Vice­
President Leventhal and Council President Rice, was introduced on December 10, 2013. Ajoint
Health and Human Services/Planning, Housing and Economic Development Committee
worksession hearing is tentatively scheduled for March 20,2014 at 9:30 a.m.
Bill 34-13 would establish an Interagency Commission on Homelessness and establish the
membership and duties of the Commission.
This packet contains:
Bill 34-13
Legislative Request Report
Fiscal and Economic Impact statement
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Bill No.
34-13
Concerning: Interagency Commission on
Homelessness - Established
Revised: 12/4/2013
Draft No.
Introduced:
December 10, 2013
Expires:
June 10, 2015
Enacted: _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ __
Executive: _ _ _ _ _ _ _ __
Effective: _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ __
Sunset Date: _ _ _ _ _ _ _ __
Ch. _ _, Laws of Mont. Co. _ __
COUNTY COUNCIL
FOR MONTGOMERY COUNTY, MARYLAND
By: Council Vice-President Leventhal
AN
ACT to:
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establish an Interagency Commission on Homelessness;
establish the membership and duties of the Commission; and
generally amend the law relating to health and sanitation.
By adding
Montgomery County Code
Chapter 24, Health and Sanitation
Article IX. Interagency Commission on Homelessness
Sections 24-62,24-63,24-64,24-65,24-66,24-67,24-68, and 24-69
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amendment.
Deletedfrom existing law or the
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amendment.
Existing law unaffected
by bill.
The County Council for Montgomery County, Maryland approves the following Act:
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BILL
No. 34-13
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Sec.
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Article IX (Sections 24-62, 24-63, 24-64, 24-65, 24-66, 24-67, 24-68,
and 24-69) is added as follows:
Article IX. Interagency Commission on Homelessness
24-62. Definitions.
In this Article,
Commission
means the Interagency Commission on
Homelessness.
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24-63. Established.
The Executive must appoint, subject to confirmation
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the Council, an
Interagency Commission on Homelessness.
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24-64. Members
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The Commission has 25 members.
The Executive must appoint the following to serve as ex-officio
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Director of the Department of Health and Human Services;
Chief of Special Needs Housing of the Department of Health and
Human Services;
Chief of Behavioral Health and Crisis Services of the Department
of Health and Human Services;
Director of the Department of Correction and Rehabilitation;
Director of the Department of Housing and Community Affairs;
Assistant Chief for Field Services of the Montgomery County
Police Department;
A representative from the Office of the County Executive; and
The Director of the Family Justice Center.
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The Executive must invite the following to serve as ex officio members:
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the Council
President;
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Executive Director ofthe Housing Opportunities Commission;
Director of Student Services of the Montgomery County Public
Schools;
The Mayor or the representative of the Mayor of the City of
Gaithersburg;
The Mayor of the representative of the Mayor of the City of
Rockville;
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The Mayor or the representative of the Mayor of the City of
Takoma Park;
A representative of the Department of Veteran's Affairs; and
A member of the County Legislative Delegation selected jointly
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the Chairs ofthe House and Senate Delegations.
The Executive must appoint
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Montgomery County Continuum of Care.
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The term of each member is
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years. If
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vacancy before
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term expires, the successor serves the rest of the
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24-65. Voting, officers, chairs, meetings, compensation; subcommittees.
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The Commission must meet at least
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A member serves without compensation. However,!! member may
request reimbursement for mileage and dependent care costs at rates
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The Commission may establish
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or more subcommittees to assist in
carrying out any function of the Commission. Any subcommittee action
is not the action of the Commission and must not bind the Commission
or its members. A subcommittee may include !! person who is not !!
member of the Commission. However, the chair of each subcommittee
must be!! member of the Commission.
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24-66. Duties.
The Commission must:
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promote !! community-wide goal to end homelessness;
develop!! strategic plan to prevent and reduce homelessness and
minimize the trauma and dislocation caused to homeless families and
individuals;
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review and monitor any program that is !! component of the Continuum
of Care, 100,000 Homes Campaign, and Housing First Initiative,
including:
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permanent housing;
transitional housing;
supportive services;
homeless management information system; and
homelessness prevention;
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recommend to the Executive and Council any improvements to the
Continuum of Care, including process changes, to reduce any barrier to
housing and minimize the time needed to move someone from
homelessness to housing;
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educate the community about homelessness, best practices to reduce
homelessness, resources needed to reduce homelessness, and long term
savings that are achieved
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providing permanent, stable housing; and
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recommend and promote partnerships with any private organization,
business, corporation, philanthropic organization or foundation, and any
municipal, state, or federal government agency to improve the County's
ability to prevent and reduce homelessness.
24-67. Annual report
By November 30 of each year, the Commission must submit to the Executive
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provides data and trends regarding homelessness, including data from
the Council of Government's Point-in-Time survey and the 100,000
Homes Campaign survey;
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identifies
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in the Continuum of Care that prevent or impede the
County's ability to address needs identified through the review of data
on homeless;
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makes recommendations for the capital and operating budget for the
following fiscal year;
makes recommendation for any legislative or regulatory changes needed
to implement the Continuum of Care strategic plan; and
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reports on any educational or public outreach activities undertaken
during the preceding year.
24-68. Advocacy.
The Commission must not engage in any legislative advocacy at the state or
federal levels unless that activity is approved
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the Office of Intergovernmental
Relations.
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Staff.
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The Chief Administrative Officer must provide appropriate staff within the
Department of Health and Human Services to staff the Commission.
Sec. 2. Terms for Initial Members.
The County Executive must stagger the tenns of the members initially
appointed under Section 24-64 so that approximately one-third of the tenns of these
members expire each year.
Approved:
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Craig
L.
Rice, President, County Council
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Approved:
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Isiah Leggett, County Executive
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This is a correct copy ofCouncil action.
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Linda M. Lauer, Clerk ofthe Council
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LEGISLATIVE REQUEST REPORT
Bill 34-13
Interagency Commission on Homelessness
DESCRIPTION:
PROBLEM:
Bill 34-13 would
Homelessness
create
an
Interagency
Commission
on
Homelessness continues in Montgomery County as it does in other
jurisdictions. The 2013 COG Point-in-Time survey counted 1,004
homeless people including 638 homeless individuals and 366 people
in families. In November, during the 100,000 Homes Campaign
Registry week 431 homeless individuals were contacted and 369
completed surveys providing information about the risk factors,
including health, that have led to their homelessness.
Improve planning and collaboration to prevent and reduce
homelessness by establishing an ongoing Commission of policy
makers, service partners, and public members. The Commission will
help inform the public about the problem of homelessness and the
outcomes from helping individuals and families to have permanent
housing. The Commission will review programs and best practices
and make recommendations to the County Executive and County
Council.
Health and Human Services
To be requested.
To be requested.
Subject to the general oversight of the County Executive and County
CounciL
To be researched.
Linda McMillan, Senior Legislative Attorney 240-777-7933
Amanda Mihill, Legislative Attorney 240-777-7815
N/A
GOALS AND
OBJECTIVES:
COORDINATION:
FISCAL IMPACT:
ECONOMIC
IMPACT:
EVALUATION:
EXPERIENCE
ELSEWHERE:
SOURCE OF
INFORMATION:
APPLICATION
WITHIN
MUNICIPALITIES:
PENALTIES:
N/A
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ROCKVILLE, MARYIAND
MEMORANDUM
January 13,2014
TO:
FROM:
Craig Rice, President, County Council
Jennifer
A.
Hughes, Director, Office
Joseph F. Beach, Director, Deparbnent of Fin_
ofMana~
and Budget
SUBJECT:
Council Bill 34-13, Interagency Commission on Homelessness - Established
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Please find attached the fiscal and economic impact statements for the above­
referenced executive regulation.
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cc: Bonnie Kirkland, Assistant Chief Administrative Officer
Lisa Austin, Offices of the County Executive
Joy Nurmi, Special Assistant to the County Executive
Patrick Lacefield, Director, Public Information Office
Joseph F. Beach, Director, Department of Finance
Michael Coveyou, Department of Finance
Kevin Myers, Department of Finance
Uma Ahluwalia, Director, Department of Health and Human Services
Alex Espinosa, Office of Management and Budget
Pofen Salem, Office of Management and Budget
Felicia Zhang, Office of Management and Budget
Naeem Mia, Office of Management and Budget
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Fiscal Impact Statement
Council BiD 34-13
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Interagency Commission on Homelessness - Established
1. Legislative Summary (Enter narrative that explains the purpose ofthe legislation).
a
Establish an Interagency Commission on Homelessness;
b. Establish the membership and duties ofthe Commission; and
c. Generally amend the law relating to health and sanitation.
2. An estimate of changes
in
County revenues and expenditures regardless ofwhether the
revenues or expenditures are assumed in the recommended or approved budget Includes
source of information, assumptions, and methodologies used.
The proposed bill requires that the Executive appoints 25 members subject to
confirmation by the Council. Ofthe 25,16 would be governmental representatives
(local, state, and federal), five would be representatives from the Montgomery County
Continuum of Care, and four would be members ofthe public.
The duties assigned to the Commission in Section 24-66 will require substantive support
and program knowledge by a staff person that can function effectively and assist
in
the
monitoring of programs in the Montgomery County Continuum of Care, 100,000 Homes
Campaign, and the Housing First Initiative.
The appropriate position will be discussed and identified during the FY15 budget review
process.
Description
Travel Reimbursement
Dependent Care Expenses
Program ManaQer II
Laptop
Fumiture
Desk Phone
Blackberry
Office Supplies
Total
One-Time- Only
Ongoing
1,000
$
3,000
$
$
91,857
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Assumption
4 meetinlls x $10
=
$40 x 25 members
4 meetings x $30
=
$120 x 25 members
Gr~de
25, 1.0FTE
Infrastructure cost
Infrastructure cost
On-going based on $35 per month
On-going based on $100 per month
Total
$105,077
first
year
$
$
$
$
$
1,900
4,200
400
100
$
$
$
6,600
$
420
1,200
1,000
98,477
3. Revenue and expenditure estimates covering at least the next 6 fiscal years.
Fiscal Year
Total
Expenditure
One
$105,077
Two
$98,477
Three
$98,477
Four
$98,477
Five
$98,477
Six
$98,477
Total
$597,462
4. An actuarial analysis through the entire amortization period for each bill that would affect
retiree pension or group insurance costs.
Not applicable.
5. Later actions that may affect future revenue and expenditures
if
the bill authorizes future
spending.
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Economic Impact Statement
Bill 34-13, Interagency Commission on Homelessness - Established
Background:
This legislation would establish an Interagency Commission on Homelessness
(Commission) and describe the membership and duties of the Commission.
1. The sources of information, assumptions, and methodologies used.
Not applicable
2. A description of any variable that could affect the economic impact estimates.
Not applicable
3. The Bill's positive or'negative effect,
if
any on employment, spending, saving,
investment, incomes, and property values in the County.
The Bill has no direct effect on the County's economy. However, some of the duties
of the Commission must:
• Promote a community-wide goal to end homelessness,
• Develop a strategic plan to prevent and reduce homelessness and minimize the
trauma and dislocation cause to homeless families and individuals, and
• Reviews and monitor any program that is a component of the Continuum of
Care, 100,000 Homes Campaign, and Housing First Initiative.
Therefore the duties undertaken by the Commission should have a positive economic
effect on those County residents who are homeless and specifically those that move
those residents from a homeless environment to permanent or transitional housing.
Such a program should create a demand for low-income housing.
4.
If
a Bill is likely to have no economic impact, why
is
that the case?
As stated in paragraph 3, the duties ofthe Commission should have a positive
economic impact on the homeless residents in the County.
5. The following contributed to and concurred with this analysis: David Platt and
Rob Hagedoom, Finance;
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Department of Finance
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