Sen. María Elena Durazo’s Statement on Gov. Newsom’s Revised State Budget

Thursday, May 09, 2019

SACRAMENTO – California Senator María Elena Durazo (D-Los Ángeles) issued the following statement on Governor Gavin Newsom’s revised state budget proposal:

“I am pleased Governor Newsom listened to the concerns of local leaders and community members to address the epidemic of homelessness. The May Revision increases the state’s support to prevent and mitigate this epidemic by $1 billion.

Homelessness is a chronic issue straining local resources and services across all of California. In 2018, the Greater Los Angeles Homeless Count reported more than 30,000 homeless individuals in the city of Los Angeles alone.

With so many families living paycheck to paycheck, it is imperative we find ways to avoid homelessness for those at-risk and to achieve housing stability and self-sufficiency for those already affected. As the representative of the great 24th Senate District, I will continue to fight for quality and affordable housing for all Californians.

I’m also glad to hear the Governor say his goal is universal healthcare and I look forward to working with him to achieve that goal.”