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2019 Budget Victories


Pasadena City College STEM Building
$42 million for the demolition and reconstruction of Pasadena City College’s science building, which was determined to be an earthquake hazard.

Arroyo Seco Habitat Restoration
$3.5 million for the Arroyo Seco Water Reuse and Natural Stream Restoration project to help improve ecosystem health in the Arroyo Seco watershed.

Local Green Jobs
$2.1 million for Locally Grown Power – a locally owned, non-profit that will assemble and install solar install panels. The innovative program will show other cities how to create solar panels for their communities, built by the community.


Department of Developmental Services Rate Increase
$400 million for developmental disability service providers who help the nearly 330,000 Californians living with developmental disabilities including autism, Down syndrome, cerebral palsy, and intellectual disabilities ($200 million in new funds from state budget equally matched by federal funds).

Earthquake Early Warning System
$16.3 million to finish and maintain the California Early Earthquake Warning System that will help reduce damage, costs and casualties in an earthquake.

Speech Pathology Training
$3 million to expand speech-language pathologist training in California State University system. The funding will address the shortage of teachers qualified to help students with speech related developmental and intellectual disabilities.