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The Commission shall have the following duties and responsibilities:
(a) To promote, support and improve the early development of children from prenatal stage to five years of age.
(b) To adopt an adequate and complete strategic plan for the support and improvement of early childhood development within the county.
(i) The County strategic plan shall be consistent with, and in furtherance of the purposes of the California Children and Families First Act of 1998 (Act) and any guidelines adopted by the state commission pursuant to subdivision (b) of Section 130125 of the Act that are in effect at the time the plan is adopted.
(ii) The County strategic plan shall minimally include the following: a description of the goals and objectives proposed to be obtained; a description of the programs, services, and projects proposed to be provided, sponsored, or facilitated; and a description of how measurable outcomes of such programs, services, and projects will be determined by the County Commission using appropriate reliable indicators. The strategic plan shall describe how programs, services, and projects relating to early childhood development within the county will be integrated into a consumer-oriented and easily accessible system.
(iii) The Commission shall minimally review its strategic plan and revise the plan as may be necessary or appropriate on an annual basis.
(iv) The Commission shall measure the outcomes of Commission funded programs through the use of applicable, reliable indicators and review that information on a periodic basis as part of the public review of its strategic plan.
(c) To conduct at least one public hearing on the proposed strategic plan before the plan is adopted.
(d) To conduct at least one public hearing on its periodic review of the strategic plan before revisions are adopted.
(e) To submit the strategic plan and any subsequent revisions thereto, to the Board of Supervisors for review and comment.
(f) To submit its adopted strategic plan and any subsequent revisions thereto, to the State Commission.
(g) To prepare and adopt an annual audit and report pursuant to Section 130150 of the Act. The Commission shall conduct at least one public hearing prior to adopting any annual audit and report.
(h) To conduct at least one public hearing on each annual report prepared by the State Commission pursuant to subdivision (b) of Section 130150 of the Act.
(i) To conduct such other duties and functions as required by law or assigned by the Board of Supervisors.
(Added by Ord. No. 8985 (N.S.), effective 12-8-98; amended by Ord. No. 8991 (N.S.), effective 1-14-99; amended by Ord. No. 9777 (N.S.), effective 6-15-06; amended by Ord. No. 10023 (N.S.), effective 2-11-10)