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Berkeley briefs: Council members hosting town hall

The city is asking residents for input to develop a three-year plan to strengthen mental health services, particularly in the areas of prevention, early intervention and wellness enhancement.

The services, which include outreach, assessment and treatment, are aimed at children and adults, with a focus on racial and socioeconomic equity, according to a press release from the city.

The three-year plan, to be funded by a total of $25 million under the state Mental Health Services Act, is expected to come before the City Council in July. The act places a 1 percent tax on every dollar of personal income over $1 million, to be allocated to local mental health agencies, such as Berkeley’s.

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