. CONSENT AGENDA
F L O R I D
September 29, 2005
Mayor Richard T. Grotty
Board of County Commissioners
Randy Singh, Manager, Office of Management & Budget (OMB)
Consent Agenda Item for October 11, 2005
Service Funding Agreements
1. Orange County and Seniors First, Inc.
2. Orange County and Orange County Bar Association, Inc.- Citizen
Dispute Settlement Mediation Program
3. Orange County and Legal Aid Society
Attached for approval and execution are the FY 2005-06 service funding agreements between Orange
County and Seniors First, Inc., in the amount of $108,000, Orange County and the Orange County Bar
Association, Inc. - Citizen Dispute Settlement Mediation Program in the amount of $113,440, and Orange
County and the Legal Aid Society in the amount of $723,779. The associated budgets were approved on
September 22, 2005 during the FY 2005-06 final budget public hearing. As required by Article V of the
State Constitution, the Chief Judge has identified these programs as local requirements of the Ninth
Judicial Circuit Court.
Seniors First, Inc., is a non-profit social services organization that serves the public interest needs of
Orange County senior citizens with legal guardianship for elderly clients who have been legally declared
unable to care for themselves.
The Orange County Bar Association, through its Citizen Dispute Mediation Program services, mediates
disputes, which may involve but are not limited to landlord/tenant issues, recovery of money or property,
neighborhood complaints, consumer disputes, and minor criminal issues.
Since 1961, the Legal Aid Society, in partnership with local attorneys, has provided civil legal
representation and access to the courts for low-income residents, the working poor, children, and other
disadvantaged groups with special legal needs who reside in Orange County.
Approval and execution of Service Funding Agreements between Orange
County and Seniors First, Inc. ($108,000), Orange County Bar
Association, Inc. - Citizen Dispute Settlement Mediation Program
($113,440), and the Legal Aid Society ($723,779).
NOTE TO THE CLERK: Please return one copy of this memorandum and an original executed
copy of each service funding agreement to OMB upon approval by the
c: Sharon Donoghue, Deputy County Administrator
Eric Gassman, Director of Fiscal Management
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