In-Home Supportive Services Advisory Committee

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In-Home Supportive Services Advisory Committee

. For further information, please call the Clerk of the Board's Office at (831) 755-5066.

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Legislative Reference:

08-24-99 Adopted Ordinance 4036 adding Section 1 Chapter 2.65 creating the Monterey County In- Home supportive Services Public Authority;
06-24-03 Ordinance No. 4191 repealed Section 1 Chapter 2.65 in its entirety and added Section 2 Chapter 2.65
03-26-07 Bylaws Revised
11-02-10 Ordinance to remove term limits.


The Monterey County In-Home Supportive Services Public Authority Advisory Committee consists of Eleven (11) members appointed by the Board of Supervisors; however, no fewer than fifty percent (50%) of t e members of the advisory committee shall be individuals who are current or past users of personal assistance services paid for through public or private funds, or recipients of services under Article 7, Part 3 of Division 9 of the Welfare & Institutions Code.

  • Each member of the Board of Supervisors (5 members) shall nominate one (1) member for appointment by the full Board.

An additional six (6) committee members will be appointed by the full Board consisting of:

  • One (1) member over the age of 18.
  • Two (2) members shall be current, or former, providers of in-home supportive services.
  • One (1) member from the Monterey County Commission on Disabilities, recommended by the Board by the Commission.
  • One (1) member from the Monterey County Area Agency on Aging Advisory Council; and
  • One (1) member of the Central Coast Center for Independent Living.

Terms of Office:

Shall be for three years. A member may not serve more than a total of six consecutive years on this advisory committee.

Duties and Responsibilities:

The purpose of this public authority is to provide for the delivery of the In-Home Supportive Services Program (IHSS) as specified in the Monterey County Code, Chapter 2.65, subject to all applicable Federal and State laws and regulations, and to the limitations set forth in Ordinance 4191

Qualifications & Functions:

Qualified applicants must reside in Monterey County and have familiarity with, or knowledge of, personal assistance services; the capacity to understand their role to aid and assist the advisory committee in the administration of its duties; and the ability to attend regularly scheduled meetings which shall occur only in facilities which meet disability access requirements.

Meeting Date, Time and Place:

Second Tuesday of odd numbered months, 1:30 - 3:30 p.m. at 1000 So. Main, Ste. 302 Salinas CA 93001 Salinas, California - (Quadrangle) Life Foundation Building,

Staff Contact Person:

Emily Nicholl, Social Services. 831-755-4720

Name Appointed Expires
District 1:
District 2:

District 3:
Jose Vasquez
04-11-17 06-30-19
District 4:
Alicia Gaines
09-15-15 06-30-18
District 5:


Six Full Board Appointments

Name Appointed Expires
Raymond Torrez
Member over 18;
Consumer At-Large
06-28-16 06-30-19
Linda A. Cortez
IHSS Provider at Large
Gelacio Gonzalez
IHSS Provider at Large
Cristy Sugabo
Commission on Disabilities Representative
Richard Kuehn
Area Agency on Aging
03-07-17 06-30-18
Olga Quezada
CCCIL Representative
06-28-16 06-30-19

Updated: 01-16-2019 jgp (updated vacancy for District 1)