The California Department of Developmental Services (DDS) is preparing to close the Sonoma Developmental Center and the Fairview Developmental Center in Costa Mesa, as well as closing the General Treatment Area (GTA) at the Porterville Developmental Center. In plans submitted to the legislature on October 1, 2015, DDS said it plans to close the Sonoma Developmental Center by the end of 2018. DDS is still developing its closure plans for the Fairview Developmental Center. The GTA at the Porterville Developmental Center will close by 2021; however, the forensic unit will remain open to serve consumers committed by the courts. These . . .