CSB to Merge

Mahoning County Children Services CSB youngstown ohio

[lin_video src=http://eplayer.clipsyndicate.com/embed/iframe?aspect_ratio=16×9&auto_next=1&auto_start=0&page_count=5&pf_id=9626&show_title=1&va_id=4050646&windows=2 service=syndicaster width=640 height=360 type=iframe]

Officials with Mahoning County’s Job and Family Services and Children Services met Thursday with commissioners to discuss the agency’s impending merger.

County commissioners voted to merge CSB under JFS’s umbrella on Wednesday. Commissioner Carol Rimedio Righetti said the move will save money by sharing administrative costs.

Righetti said CSB clients and children will see no change because of the consolidation.

The officials met in an executive session at the commissioner’s weekly meeting on Thursday to discuss different strategies to implement the merger.

“This is not the board of commissioners trying to take over the agency. That’s not what this is about,” Righetti said. “It’s about shared services. This is about trying to combine different positions through attrition.”

Righetti said both CSB and JFS would have their own executive directors, but other administrative position would combine.

Righetti said they are still in the planning phase.

Four members of CSB attended the Thursday meeting, so commissioners plan to call another meeting with the entire department to discuss other options.

No one from CSB wanted to comment.

“Sitting with the board today, I can tell you it was a very good meeting,” Righetti said. “It was very informative to the three commissioners.”

WKBN 27 First News provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. No links will be permitted. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

blog comments powered by Disqus