Sacramento – Today, the League of California Cities issued the following statement in response to the Legislature’s vote to pass the FY 2019-20 Budget. The statement can be attributed to Carolyn Coleman, executive director of the League of California Cities.
“The League of California Cities applauds Gov. Gavin Newsom’s Administration and the Legislature for negotiating a budget that provides billions of dollars to help cities address the homeless crisis, plan for housing, invest in infrastructure to support housing and fund affordable housing.
“This budget is a result of a valuable partnership between the Administration, Legislature and California cities. For months now, the Administration and Legislature have traveled the state to listen to locals, understand local concerns and develop collaborative approaches to address significant quality of life concerns for our residents.
“The League appreciates the support and expanded resources for California cities. This partnership demonstrates what we can accomplish when we work together to meet our state’s housing and homeless needs.”
Established in 1898, the League of California Cities is a nonprofit statewide association that advocates for cities with the state and federal governments and provides education and training services to elected and appointed city officials.