Yes, the People voted for monies that would be spent to help those with Mental Health Issues regain dignity and independence through wise and frugal expenditure of funds to assimilate those with mental health issues fully with in the community and society. Yet as always, the bureaucrats and pharmaceutical lobby has turned it into a rope and dope scheme that has done nothing to improve mental health services for those in California. I guess the political forces to be, those like animals, and Pharmaceutical Industry puppets that are funded by them (like NAMI and most others) have not been reading much about the scam and horrendous disaster that these drugs have perpetrated upon society in the news lately. In all truth; drugs and bureaucracy is where most of this money is going to the great dismay of those that voted for this proposition. (Please check out http://www.furiousseasons.com/ to read more on how corrupt the mental health system and big pharmaceutical really is)
Before we continue to spend and waist precious money to line the pockets of criminals like the political arm of the APA, Lilly, AstraZeneca, J@J, Pfizer and many others with billions of our tax dollars. I believe we need to reevaluate how this money is going to be spent, and what the results are actually going to be. So far it all has been lots of double speak hype, smoke and mirrors statically invalid garbage, with little to show in real life results for those with mental health issues.
The governor should withhold this money until the so called professionals come clean and start directing the services where they can actually do some good for once. With that said; I'm sure the same old group of elitist will continue to push on with a failed model in spite of its inability to make any true difference in the lives of those in need; except worsen an already catastrophic problem.