CWDA May Revision Response – Key Human Services Issues
The County Welfare Directors Association of California (CWDA) appreciates the collaboration and hard work of the Legislature and Administration throughout the budget process this year. The May Revision generally spared safety net programs for low-income Californians from significant cuts. We are grateful to the Governor and the Legislature for holding firm against those cuts given the uncertain revenue picture facing the state. Now is not the time to pull back on supporting our state’s most vulnerable residents and the county workers who do extraordinary work to ensure vital services are provided, most especially as the need for those services increases when the economy softens.