Governor Jerry Brown proposed shifting the burden of adult parole programs, services, and supervision from the state to local governments by July 2011 as part of the Budget Realignment Proposal.
Although the state has offered no plan or formula for how local governments are to house, treat or supervise these parolees, nearly 18,500 will be shifted in the first year from the state’s control.
The city of Calimesa strongly opposes Governor Brown’s proposal in Resolution 2011-15 .
Each adult parolee will cost the city an estimated $98 per day. This includes supervision, residential, and social services.
If only supervision was offered, without residential services, each adult parolee would cost the city $48 per day.
The state is willing to pay $15.62 for each adult parolee per day. Calimesa claims the burden would be too great on localities, and the shift should not happen.
Calimesa is calling for a clear plan implementation plan, funding, and staffing before the change takes place.
Funding for the realignment proposal was not budgeted by Calimesa. Therefore it was resolved by the city that the Governor’s proposal would be unworkable and “bad public policy” if implemented in July 2011.