Limón Issues Statement on Budget, Thomas Fire and Mudslides

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Wednesday, January 10, 2018

CONTACT: Denise Tugade
916-319-2037 or Denise.Tugade@asm.ca.gov

LIMÓN ISSUES STATEMENT ON BUDGET, THOMAS FIRE AND MUDSLIDES

SACRAMENTO—Assemblymember Monique Limón (D – Santa Barbara) issued the following statement on the Budget presented today by Governor Jerry Brown.

The Budget proposal released by Governor Brown addresses the devastation in our community from the Thomas Fire and subsequent mudslides. As we get back on our feet and move forward, it will be more important than ever that we rebuild smart, utilizing new technology and knowledge. The Budget proposal currently includes funding to cover wildfire response and recovery, improvements to emergency communications systems and assistance to cover tax revenue losses incurred by cities, counties and special districts.

In the wake of these back-to-back disasters, I know that the Governor and the rest of the state have us in the forefront of their minds. As our assessment of the losses across the Central Coast develop, the allocations for the range of emergency related needs will also adjust. I will push harder than ever to make sure that our community receives the assistance it needs from our state.

Monique Limón represents the 37th Assembly District which includes Santa Barbara, Ventura, Goleta, Carpinteria, Ojai, Santa Paula, Fillmore, Buellton, Solvang, Summerland, Isla Vista, Montecito and parts of Oxnard.

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