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California Priorities, Fiscal Prudence. 

The budget passed by the Legislature invests money where we need it most and plans for hard times. It goes to great lengths to smooth the boom-and-bust cycle that can be brought about by uncertain revenue streams in down years, and ensures that permanent spending is not locked in when it won’t be available for the long haul.

Included in the spending plan are unprecedented reserves, including an extra $2 billion in the rainy day fund above what is required, for a total of $8.5 billion.

 

We have more than two million veterans living in the state of Californian, and over 30,000 veterans live right here in San Francisco County.  Our state must strive to recognize and honor the sacrifices in order to keep our country safe.

Fortunately, San Francisco County is also home to organizations and agencies that offer a wide range of services and are dedicated to assisting local veterans.

The following resources will be an important guide about the different resources that are available to them:  

 

California is now offering an Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) for working low-income families and individuals. In addition to the federal EITC, the new state Earned Income Tax Credit will put more money in the pockets of those who need it most. For more information, visit http://caleitc4me.org/get-it/.

If you qualify for the CA EITC and the amount of the credit is greater than the tax you owe, you will receive a refund.

California's Earthquake Brace + Bolt program offers homeowners up to $3,000 to help retrofit their homes in order to reduce potential damage from earthquakes.

Retrofitting makes a house more resistance to earthquake activity by bolting the house to its foundation and adding bracing around the perimeter of the crawl space.

Houses that meet the criteria for the Earthquake Brace + Bolt program are typically:

  • Constructed before 1979.
  • Built on a level or low slope.
  • Constructed with a 4-foot (or less) cripple wall under the first floor. 
  • Constructed with a cripple wall between 4 feet and 7 feet (requires an engineered solution).
  • On a raised foundation.

Learn how you can take advantage of this program by visiting https://www.earthquakebracebolt.com