On September 8, 2016, the California Little Hoover Commission (LHC), a state watchdog agency, urged the state to to improve transparency of state and local spending of the funds raised by the Mental Health Services Act (Proposition 63 of 2004). In the 14 years since California adopted the Mental Health Services Act (MHSA) it has raised $17 billion to fund county mental health programs intended to provide prevention, early intervention, and community-based supportive services to children and adults at-risk or diagnosed with behavioral health disorders. The state-level Mental Health Services Oversight and Accountability Commission (MHSOAC) oversees implementation . . .