San Jose: Big City Mayors Chair’s Statement on California Governor Homelessness Funding Announcement
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May 11, 2021

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Rachel Davis, Press Secretary, Office of Mayor Liccardo, 408.712.9149,

SAN JOSÉ, CA -- Today, California Governor Gavin Newsom announced a $12 billion package blistering the state's response to homelessness. The Big City Mayors have been fierce advocates for increased funding to tackle this ongoing crisis. San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo, Chair of the Big City Mayors Coalition, released the following statement:

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"We appreciate Governor Newsom's longstanding commitment to address homelessness, and today's bold announcement.  We are also grateful for the bold budget proposals of our Senate and Assembly leadership.  Together, they've offered the essential elements that can produce transformative outcomes for tens of thousands of unhoused Californians.   We look forward to the upcoming budget negotiations when we can build on these strong foundations with investment that can enable California's largest cities to nimbly respond with proven solutions to our homelessness crisis."

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