Hey Moxie! Wake up!
|what? what’s going on?|
We’ve got news on the California budget, honey, and it’s not good
|Uh-oh. How bad is it, Mommy?|
It’s really, really bad, honey. Crushingly bad. Governor Jerry Brown has released his proposed budget for the fiscal year that starts July 1,2011. His budget would cut
This means his budget would cut out at least 20% of all community services for people with developmental disabilities. It dismantles your rights under the Lanterman Act, honey. His plan has two main parts:
- Cut $750 million from the budget that funds community services for children and adults with developmental disabilities, and
- Place an arbitrary statewide individual limit on every type service available through
regional centers. This means rationing of services which are already meager.
If enacted, the Governor’s plan would do 3 things:
- Limit the services any individual or family can receive, regardless of their need.
- Force program closures, reducing the availability of services now and in the future, by putting the local agencies that provide services out of business (yes, even more Californian unemployment)
- Reduce or eliminate your services – to save money for the State.
|Mommy. Let’s be practical. Is there anything we can DO about this|
|Then what are we waiting for?|
Here’s the complete list of Assembly Members/Districts, as well as Senators/Districts
Assembly Members and Districts
www.assembly.ca.gov for more information
Susan Bonilla -11th Assembly District
Antioch, Bay Point, Clayton, Clyde, Concord, Crocket, El Sobrante (part), Hercules, Martinez,
Pacheco, Pinole, Pittsburg, Port Costa, Rodeo.
State Capitol Office: State Capitol, Room 2188, PO Box 942849, Sacramento, 94249-0011
District Office: 2151 Salvio Street, Suite 395, Concord, 94520
Joan Buchanan -15th Assembly District
Antioch (part), Alamo, Bethel Island, Brentwood, Byron, Danville, Diablo, Discovery Bay, Elk
Grove, Galt, Isleton, Livermore, Oakley, Pleasanton, Rio Vista, Sacramento (part), San Ramon,
Stockton, Walnut Creek, Walnut Grove.
State Capitol Office: State Capitol, Room 2148, PO Box 942849, Sacramento, 94249-0015
District Office: 2694 Bishop Drive, Suite 275, San Ramon, 94583
Nancy Skinner -14th Assembly District
Albany, Berkeley, Canyon, East Richmond Heights, El Cerrito, El Sobrante (part), Emeryville,
Kensington, Lafayette, Moraga, Oakland (part), Orinda, Pleasant Hill, Richmond, Rollingwood,
San Pablo, Waldon (part).
State Capitol Office: State Capitol, Room 4126, PO Box 942849, Sacramento, 94249-0014
District Office: Elihu Harris State Building, 1515 Clay Street, Suite 2201, Oakland, 94612
Senators and Districts
www.sen.ca.gov for more information
Senator Loni Hancock -9th Senate District
Alameda, Albany, Berkeley, Bay Point, Bethel Island, Byron, Castro Valley, Clyde, Crockett,
Discovery Bay, Dublin, El Sobrante, Emeryville, Knightsen, Livermore, Oakland, Piedmont, Port
Costa, Richmond, San Pablo.
State Capital Office: State Capitol, Room 2082, Sacramento, 95814
District Office: 1515 Clay Street, Suite 2202, Oakland, 94612
Staff: Melissa Male, District Representative
Senator Mark DeSaulnier -7th Senate District
Antioch, Brentwood, Clayton, Concord, Danville, El Cerrito, Hercules, Lafayette, Martinez,
Moraga, a portion of Richmond, Oakley, Orinda, Pinole, Pittsburg, Pleasant Hill, San Ramon,
State Capitol Office: State Capitol, Room 5035, Sacramento, 95814
District Office: 1350 Treat Blvd., Suite 240, Walnut Creek, 94597
Staff: Lia Bristol, District Representative
More good information is here, at Keeping The Lantern Promise
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