County May Lose More Than $140 Million to State
Santa Clara County could see its budgetary funds cut by more than $140 million this week by the state Legislature. These funds are necessary to support vital programs such as immigration services, supportive housing, respite care for foster families, intimate partner violence services, universal access to child care, re-entry services, and many more.
The proposal before the Legislature would retroactively shift property taxes from counties, cities, and special districts to the State of California. This would have a direct budget impact on five Bay Area counties: Santa Clara, San Francisco, Marin, Napa, and San Mateo.
In a time when our County is already experiencing record unemployment and reduced tax revenues due to COVID-19, losing these millions to would further harm our already precarious financial situation.
Please make your voice heard and let the Legislature know how crucial these funds are to Santa Clara County by going here: www.bit.ly/ERAFAdvocacy.