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    Not sure if this is the proper place to post but was wondering if anyone could enlighten me how and why the Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority has so much land around the state? Thank you!

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    That sums it up, thanks.
    Kinda donít understand why it exists as a trust rather than just a branch of SOA.

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    Quote Originally Posted by roybekks View Post
    That sums it up, thanks.
    Kinda donít understand why it exists as a trust rather than just a branch of SOA.
    A reasonable question. It once was a part of the SOA.

    But the SOA ignored the original (statehood) land allocations intended to generate revenue for mental health services and improperly sold or gave away MH lands or resources on those lands (logging) with no benefit to the mental health system. Advocates and service providers sued the state, which resulted in a settlement agreement in which the SOA 1) allocated other state lands to replace the original lands and resources the state had "stolen" from the original allocation, and 2) agreed to create the Trust Authority directly representing service recipients, advocates and service systems to manage MH Lands , since the SOA had shown it could not be trusted.

    Sadly, IMO, the actual mental health service system is still a state function and that appears to not be going so well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by roybekks View Post
    Kinda donít understand why it exists as a trust rather than just a branch of SOA.
    The State of Alaska Government, like "ALL" governments is a living "Thing" and it's survival is its paramount priority. To survive it would forsake any and all non-government employees, and sell anything to hire more employees and raise wages of existing employees. Governments consider their existence superior to those they are charged with serving.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CinANC View Post
    A reasonable question. It once was a part of the SOA.

    But the SOA ignored the original (statehood) land allocations intended to generate revenue for mental health services and improperly sold or gave away MH lands or resources on those lands (logging) with no benefit to the mental health system. Advocates and service providers sued the state, which resulted in a settlement agreement in which the SOA 1) allocated other state lands to replace the original lands and resources the state had "stolen" from the original allocation, and 2) agreed to create the Trust Authority directly representing service recipients, advocates and service systems to manage MH Lands , since the SOA had shown it could not be trusted.

    Sadly, IMO, the actual mental health service system is still a state function and that appears to not be going so well.
    MH Land still gets logged. Around here it's usually for firewood. At least it makes for better moose habitat.
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