Ms. Donaldson opened discussions about several issues, starting
with a proposal for the Department of Human Services (DHS) to acquire land
to construct new group homes in Grand Junction. Committee members
received a letter about the issue, prepared by DHS personnel (Attachment
E). Mr. Jeremy Hill, Deputy Executive Director, and Mr. Ron Vestman,
Chief Financial Officer, DHS, provided background on the movement of Grand
Junction Regional Center residents to group homes. Mr. Hill responded
to questions regarding site selection for the new homes.