Welcome on our 7th Annual Sacramento Road Trip and thanks for joining us! You are one of a very select group of 80 representatives from Santa Clarita who have been invited by KHTS AM-1220 and California State Assemblyman Cameron Smyth to join us so we may have an impact on decision makers in our State Capitol. We want to thank our friends at The Castaic Lake Water Agency, the Facey Medical Group, Union Bank and Santa Clarita Studios for helping sponsor your trip.
While Governor Brown’s plan calls for a slight increase in base funding to alleviate some of the funding deferrals enacted in recent years, it presupposes California voters will approve statewide tax increases placed on the November ballot. Without the increased revenue from taxes, community colleges would again be subjected to automatic mid-year cuts. The proposed cuts total $482.3 million.
The Santa Clarita Valley Trustees Association is comprised of the six school districts that serve the Santa Clarita Valley. We would like to take this opportunity to share the contributions made by the educational community both academically and financially.