Gov. Jerry Brown’s signing of the $125 billion, 2017-18 state budget on June 27 included the approval of funding that Assembly Member Jim Cooper (D-Elk Grove) initiated to deliver homelessness assistance, provide resources to small businesses, and combat crimes against children.
Cooper, who also serves as chair of the Assembly Budget Subcommittee No. 4 on State Administration, expressed his appreciation for the inclusion of that assistance in the budget.
“I commend the Legislature for approving ($5 million in) funding to (the) city of Elk Grove to help deliver assistance to homeless populations in the greater Sacramento area,” he said. “The city of Elk Grove has a longstanding successful track record of building transitional housing and working with nonprofits to help our region’s homeless.”
Elk Grove City Council Member Stephanie Nguyen praised the assemblyman for his assistance to the city of Elk Grove’s homeless.
“I applaud Assemblyman Cooper for securing funding for homelessness,” she said. “This money will go a long way and I look forward to working with (the) city of Sacramento leaders on how we can partner to address our region’s need for transitional housing and support services for our homeless populations.”
Ngyuen added that it is also important to work with other cities on this issue, since Elk Grove was the only city in the region to receive this funding.
Nguyen told the Citizen that, while she is excited about this news, she is also eager to receive additional details.
“We’re not sure what the…
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