Decrease the cost of administration: DSHS/DDD should stop initiating/supporting residential habilitation center closure efforts and let their superintendents do their jobs at their facilities. Each closure effort results in distraction of the superintendents and other administrators from their own responsibilities and redirects their time and energy to the Division's closure agenda. Hundreds, if not thousands, of expensive hours have been wasted in this way! This creates a choice between gross inefficiencies at the facilities or hiring more administrative personnel to manage what the superintendent is unable to do.
Idea No. 957