Ventura County Behavioral Health
1911 Williams Drive, Training Room (first floor)
Oxnard, CA 93036

In-Person & Virtual Meeting via ZOOM


  • This meeting will be held both in-person and remotely via Zoom.
  • Masks are required for entrance to the Williams Drive Building.
  • Masks are optional in the training room.
  • Social distancing (6ft.) is not required, however, there will be plenty of space in the Training Room to sit apart if desired.

Meeting Announcements

Meeting: Behavioral Health Advisory Board General Meeting
Date: Monday, March 20, 2023
Time: 1:00 to 3:30 p.m.
Location: In-Person & Virtual Meeting – Via Zoom

Attached are:

  • the agenda and relevant documents for the upcoming meeting; and
  • the minutes of the February General meeting;

*You may also find the meeting materials at the VCBH website:*

Thank you for reviewing the agenda and other materials prior to the meeting.

BEGINNING IN MARCH (for committee members only):

  1. Members must be present in person to hold quorum.
  2. Notify Chair and BHAB Management Assistant of attendance to minimize inconvenience for other board members.
  3. Members may attend virtually with Just Cause or Emergency Circumstance.
  • Just Cause: Shall not be used by any member more than two times per calendar year. Notify Chair and BHAB Management Assistant at the earliest opportunity, no later than noon Friday.
  • Emergency Circumstance: Shall not be used by any member more than two times per calendar year. Notify Chair and BHAB Management Assistant as soon as possible.


DUE BY: 10:00 AM on the day of the BHAB Meeting

Instructions to access the meeting are listed below:

Zoom Participation
The information referenced below and on the Agenda is provide to you in support of your attending the upcoming BHAB General meeting via Zoom.

Join Zoom Meeting:

Meeting ID: 833 3271 4732
Password: 149553
Dial-in: 669 900 9128

All agenda reports and supporting data, including those filed in accordance with Government Code Section 54957.5 (b) (1) and (2) are available from the Behavioral Health Advisory Board Assistant at or in person at Ventura County Behavioral Health, 2nd Floor, 1911 Williams Drive, Oxnard, California. The same materials will be available and attached with each associated agenda item, when received, at the following website:

Welcome to the meeting of the Behavioral Health Advisory Board of the County of Ventura. The following information is provided to help you understand, follow, and participate in the Board meeting:

Join the Zoom meeting by clicking the link provided on the agenda at the scheduled time and date. Zoom will initially start with a waiting room — you will be admitted into the meeting room when the meeting starts. All participants are muted upon entry to minimize any unintended disruption of background sounds. Please keep yourself on mute unless you are speaking.

Note: The meeting is recorded.

Email or Mail Written Public Comments in Advance of the Meeting
In order to ensure that all meeting participants are aware of the options to provide written public comments at BHAB meetings, we are including the following information to help meeting participants understand, follow and participate in the Board meetings. Please note that this information is also provided within the agenda pages for your reference:

Public Comments

  • The Behavioral Health Advisory Board (BHAB) welcomes comments from the community, consumers and family members.
  • The BHAB operates under the Brown Act. This requires that all meetings be open meetings, with the agenda and minutes posted. A public comment period will be provided on all meeting agendas.
  • Due to confidentiality laws, the Board is unable to respond directly to a public comment or to discuss client-specific issues without proper releases from the individuals concerned.
  • At all BHAB meetings, the BHAB Assistant provides a Grievance Form for individuals who have concerns. The form is reviewed promptly by VCBH Quality Management. Individuals can also contact the BHAB Assistant to request a VCBH Grievance Form outside a BHAB meeting or call 1-888-567-2122.
  • Individuals who have further concerns are welcome to return to the BHAB for assistance.

Written public comments may be provided using one of the following options:

  1. Email or Mail Written Public Comment in Advance of the Meeting

    • To make a written public comment, you must send an email to, with the specific agenda item or topic, if a general comment, by no later than 10:00 AM on the day of the BHAB meeting. Your written public comment may also be mailed to BHAB Assistant, 1911 Williams Drive, Suite 200, Oxnard, CA 93036 to be received no later than 10 AM on the day of the meeting.

    • Please indicate in the subject line the agenda item number (e.g., Item No. 9) on which you are commenting. Your written public comment sent via email or regular mail will be distributed to the BHAB Members and placed into the item’s record of the meeting.


  2. Video Public Comment using Zoom
    You may use the raise hand feature when the Chair invites public comments in the following ways:

    • If you are running an older version of Zoom, you can raise your hand by clicking on the Participant button at the bottom of the Zoom screen and then click on the raise hand feature in that participant window.

    • f you are running the most current version of Zoom (5.4.9 and above) you can raise your hand by clicking on the Reactions button and then clicking on raise hand feature. Your hand will appear in the upper left.

  3. Call-In Public Comment using Zoom

    If you are joining the meeting by telephone only, you can join the comment queue by pressing *9.  When it is your turn to make your comment, press *6 to unmute and then again to mute yourself after speaking.

    Note: Your raised hand will appear TO THE HOST in the order it was received.

    Comments are taken in the order they are received in the queue/participant window.  When it is your turn to make a comment, you will be asked to unmute yourself.  Public comments on agenda items can be made prior to or during consideration of agenda items and are limited to 3 minutes per speaker.  Public comment periods are limited to no more than (20) minutes total for all speakers.  The assigned timekeeper will track each public comment time.  When your time is up, the timekeeper will interrupt to let you know that you have reached the 3-minute maximum.  At the end of the three minutes, the next person in the comment queue will be invited to speak.


REMINDER: In order to minimize distractions during public meetings, all personal communication devices should be turned off or put in a non-audible mode.




* These video files are very large. When attempting to upload them, staff encountered error messages. Please email for a link.