Assemblymember Todd Gloria Comments on Governor Newsom’s Budget Proposal

Thursday, January 10, 2019

SACRAMENTO, CA – California State Assemblymember Todd Gloria (D-San Diego) issued the following statement reacting to California Governor Gavin Newsom’s initial budget proposal:

"I am encouraged by the responsible and prudent budget introduced today by Governor Newsom. This budget addresses multiple crises happening right now in California and San Diego like housing affordability, homelessness and emergency housing for migrants.

"The Governor’s major investment in spurring housing production by incentivizing local governments to meet their housing goals, increasing the availability of loans to developers of mixed-income housing, and expanding the state's housing tax credit is a tremendous step forward. And, with homelessness at unacceptably high levels, I applaud the Governor’s proposal of a half billion dollars for local governments to build emergency shelters and navigation centers to help these individuals get on their feet.

Lastly, my constituents have seen an influx of migrants being dropped on San Diego streets by federal officials without the support system to help them. I want to particularly thank Governor Newsom for including $25 million (including an immediate $5 million) to assist our community-based organizations in providing services to address this crisis.

I look forward to working with my colleagues in the Assembly to ensure these provisions are upheld, and that the overall fiscal condition of California remains strong.”

The Governor's initial budget proposal can be found here