The Mayors of California’s major cities want your hard-earned money.
And the California Legislature and Governor Gavin Newsom are complicit in helping them get it.
The Mayors all preside over large cities where homelessness has run rampant and increased over decades.
Led by Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, San Diego Mayor Todd Gloria, and Riverside Mayor Patricia Lock Dawson, the Mayors want 4 Billion dollars in tax money from California taxpayers per year, for the next 5 years.
That money would go to provide housing for people who currently don’t provide housing for themselves, and thus are living in grocery carts, on park benches and under freeway overpasses.
The California General Assembly and Senate have already established $4 billion set-asides for homeless relief in the current proposed budget for the 2021-22 fiscal year. Any expenditure will have no problem getting the approval of Governor Gavin Newsom.
Other cities with their hands out are San Jose, San Francisco, Fresno, Sacramento, Long Beach, Oakland, Bakersfield, Anaheim, Santa Ana and Stockton.
Packs of dollar bills falling through the air on a white background.
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