Governor Pledges Maximum Support for Realignment
CSAC’s First Vice President and Yolo County Supervisor Mike McGowan and Second Vice President and Del Norte County Supervisor David Finigan joined Governor Brown and law enforcement officials today at a news conference where the Governor pledged “maximum state support” as local officials begin California’s historic realignment to comply with the U.S. Supreme Court’s prison-reduction order on October 1.
Governor Brown reiterated his strong support for a constitutional ballot measure to provide stable, ongoing funding to pay for these new responsibilities.
“We think local government can do this and can do it better,” said Supervisor McGowan. “That said, we need the tools, which in this case, means a constitutional guarantee that the funding necessary for success, is protected for the future. We appreciate that Governor Brown has strongly stated his support of this approach.”
You can read more about the call for a ballot measure in the joint press release from CSAC, California State Sheriffs’ Association and the Chief Probation Officers of California.
You can read the Governor’s full press statement here.