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11.22.22 PM - BOCC
·Behavioral Health reports filling two posts, six remain vacant; seeing clients more quickly, prepping to hire interns, success of mobile crisis unit intervention
·Agreement that County and Behavioral Health develop concerted plan for spending opioid settlement once it is paid out, attention given to law enforcement regarding illegal drug production and trade, people’s need for pain management
·Contingency money available for three funds, alcohol, developmental disability and mental health, according to biggest need
·Approval of seven motions including lodging tax funds for County Tourism Council ($300,000) and Methow Arts Alliance, radio communications fund request from state, insurance premium increases.
. Executive Session with Planning Dept.