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May Revise Announced with Exide Parkway Cleanup Funding and Assembly Member Santiago Responds

For immediate release:

(Los Angeles, CA) Following the announcement of the May Revise, Assembly Member Miguel Santiago (D-Los Angeles) released the following statement:

“I am especially pleased to see $67.3 million in funding for example to clean up 6,425 parkways polluted by the former Exide facility. Our children and all community members deserve clean communities,” said Assembly Member Miguel Santiago.

“Additionally, we have worked non-stop to alleviate poverty by investing in basic essentials that help ALL Californians weather the soaring prices of today’s inflation storm. Despite the $31.5 billion budget deficit announced by the May Revise, we will continue to prioritize investments in programs that uplift our most vulnerable Californians. That means we must work even harder for affordable healthcare and food for all, protect renters, increase historic funding levels to combat homelessness and the housing shortage with accountability and real results, fight pollution in our communities and to continue making higher education debt free for us.

A budget is a statement of our values and our budget must continue to prioritize families and disadvantaged communities so they can afford food, housing, and gas. Let’s get to work!”

Assembly Member Miguel Santiago is the Chair of the Assembly Committee on Governmental Organization. He represents the 54th District composed of the cities of Los Angeles, Commerce, Montebello, and Vernon.