Assemblymember Gloria Secures Millions in State Funding for San Diego Region

Friday, June 15, 2018

Gloria’s Advocacy and Leadership Secures Investments in Homelessness, Healthcare, and Community Resources in State’s 2018-2019 Budget

SACRAMENTO, CA – With the California State Legislature’s approval of the fiscal year 2018-2019 state budget, California State Assemblymember Todd Gloria (D-San Diego) helped secure millions in state funding for the San Diego region to aid local homelessness efforts, support healthcare innovation in the region, and redevelop the Maritime Museum site.

These dollars included in the state’s budget for our region will help enhance the quality-of-life for San Diegans and ensure we have a world-class environment for people to live, work, and play,” said Assemblymember Todd Gloria. “I’m grateful for the support of my colleagues in the Legislature, especially the members of the San Diego delegation, who worked together with me to bring these dollars home.”

Since his election to the Assembly, Assemblymember Gloria has continued to be a strong advocate for housing and homeless solutions. This year, the ’18-19 state budget included an unprecedented $500 million in one-time funding to help local governments address homelessness. Approximately $33 million is expected to come to directly to the City of San Diego.

As the representative for the 78th Assembly District, which includes San Diego’s biotech and healthcare innovation sector, Assemblymember Gloria successfully advocated for two million dollars for a clinical project in Medi-CaL on whole genome sequencing. This cutting edge technology is credited with revolutionizing healthcare by being able to diagnose “undiagnoseable” conditions, particularly in infants and children. The goal of the project is help health care providers treat and care for children with rare diseases and other conditions.

Assemblymember Gloria was also able to secure $1.5 million in state dollars to build a new visitor center at the Maritime Museum site, located at Star of India Wharf in San Diego Harbor, and convert one of the ships into a “maritime-themed play ship” for children.

The fiscal year 2018-2019 state budget will take effect on July 1, 2018 pending the Governor’s signature.