Type Regular
Objective To give IHSS consumers a voice in how services are provided, to improve the availability and quality of IHSS, and to support services that enhance the lives of seniors and persons with disabilities who choose to live independently and with dignity in their own homes
Established 1994-11-01
Authority State Statute and County Administrative Code Section 2.106.020; Bylaws amended 3/27/07 Ag, F21945, #41; Ordinance 0-9381 per requirements of CA W&I Code 12301.6
Agency/Dept Social Services Agency
Location 6955 Foothill Blvd, Ste 300, 3rd Floor    Oakland CA  94605    QIC: 24554
Staff Person Marcella Velasquez Work: (510) 577-3548
Term (Seats) Members serve staggered two-year terms. Board Members may serve a maximum of three consecutive two-year terms, or a maximum of seven consecutive years if the member's first term is an appointment of one year or less to fill a position vacated in mid-term. Unless a member is appointed to take a position vacated before the departing member's term has ended, each term shall commence on the first 1 day of January and end on the last day of December, two years thereafter. An individual shall not be a member until he or she executes any documents or condition of appointment required by the Public Authority. Any delay by the Public Authority in appointing a member shall not extend the term to which an individual is appointed. After an absence of one year, a former member who served the maximum of three uninterrupted two-year terms or a total of seven years may qualify to apply and be considered for appointment to return as a board member.
Meetings Monthly, except in August, the first Thursday afternoon from 1:30 to 3:30 or 4 PM, Eastmont Town Center, 6955 Foothill Blvd, third floor, Oakland
Qualifications Residents of Alameda County who refplect the general population in age, race, religion and socio-economic status.
Appointments 6 Consumers (past or present users, 3 over 60), 2 advocates (1 elderly & 1 disabilities), 2 workers (1 family & 1 non family), 1 IHSS Registry representative; 2 consumer alternates. Appointed by the Board of Supervisors, based on qualifications.