SACRAMENTO – State Senator Anthony Cannella (R-Ceres) was successful in convincing colleagues to include much needed funding for communities throughout his district in the $122 billion California State budget.
“My role as a representative for the Central Valley is to advocate for the needs of our communities,” Senator Cannella said. “The budget we voted on today, although far from perfect, will fund programs to fight crime and address water issues in my district. In addition, it bolsters our rainy day fund and increases funding for education.”
“I am disappointed that this year’s budget did not address our transportation shortfalls,” continued Cannella. “I will continue to make this my top priority and expect that we will be able to find a solution to fix our unmet needs this year.”
Senator Cannella’s additions to the Budget include monies for gang counter-violence, constructing/renovating police headquarters in three cites, Salinas River clean-up efforts, a violence interrupter program and public safety equipment for UC Merced. The funding is included in the main budget bill, SB 826, for which the legislative deadline to pass is midnight June 15, with a signature by the Governor due on June 30.
More detail on these budget items is available upon request.