As part of a joint announcement,
the Governor, Senate President pro Tempore Toni G. Atkins and Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon stated the following:
"To be clear, this budget required some tough decisions and more work remains ahead. But they were necessary steps for keeping California on firm fiscal footing while we continue to meet the COVID-19 challenge, protect vital services and our most vulnerable communities, and build a strong fiscal bridge to a safe, speedy economic resurgence. Californians are doing their part – now it’s imperative for our federal partners to pass a responsible and comprehensive relief plan so states and local communities can continue to keep Americans safe while leading our national economic recovery."
The deal consists of nearly 20 bills, including a “Budget Bill Junior” and trailer bills to accompany the primary budget bill awaiting action on the Governor’s desk. The bill package creates new programs, outlines frameworks for allocating funding, and makes significant policy changes that impact all issue areas within a state budget, including local government, education, health and human services, public safety, and transportation.
The League is reviewing these bills to determine their impact to cities, and will release an analysis of the bills of importance following the Legislature’s anticipated vote on this budget deal on Friday, June 26.