Advocates for Disabled Speak Out Against Plan To Permanently Close Sonoma Developmental Center
During a hearing on Monday, advocates for individuals with disabilities spoke out against the planned closure of Sonoma Developmental Center. California legislative analysts have recommended permanently closing the center, which cares for more than 400 patients with severe disabilities, and a similar facility in Orange County to save money. State Sen. Mike McGuire (D-Healdsburg) said, "It's unacceptable that the draft plan lacks detail about the contingency planning for the placement of the most medically fragile residents in the state system."
- "State's Plan To Close Sonoma Developmental Center Blasted by Families, Advocates" (Moore/Hart, Santa Rosa Press Democrat, 9/21).