County supervisors from across the state will gather in Sacramento, Wednesday, May 27, to oppose the irresponsible, costly May Revision proposal to borrow nearly $2 billion in local government funds, which would come at a time when counties are already dealing with rising caseloads, declining revenue and difficult local budget decisions, in addition to bracing for the other drastic measures proposed by the state to address its chronic budget problem.
This plan to sweep local property taxes would cripple counties’ ability to provide vital services to the 38 million Californians they serve. In addition to this devastating borrowing plan, the Governor’s proposal may place additional burdens on counties, including deferred or delayed payments, program and services cuts, significant cost shifts from the state, unmanageable strains on an already overcrowded jail system, and decimating the frayed safety net that protects vulnerable Californians.
County supervisors will urge the Legislature and Governor to find responsible, long-term solutions that deal with the state’s chronic budget issues, and not pass the state’s crisis onto counties.
Gary Wyatt, CSAC President and Imperial County Supervisor
John Gioia, Contra Costa County Supervisor
Mike McGowan, Yolo County Supervisor
Kim Vann, Colusa County Supervisor
County supervisors from across the state say “Stop the 1A Raid”
Noon, Wednesday, May 27, 2009
Sacramento Convention Center, West Lobby
1400 J St, on 13th Street side
The California State Association of Counties, headquartered in Sacramento, is the voice of California’s 58 counties at the state and federal level.