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Assemblyman Obernolte affirms, ‘… not a single Veteran in this home 

 may ever be involuntarily displaced.’

                                                                                     

STATE Assembly and Senate Agree 

   

Assemblyman Jay Obernolte represents the 33rd Assembly Districtwhich includes the San Bernardino County communities of Adelanto, Apple Valley, Baker, Barstow, Big Bear City, Big Bear Lake, Big River, Crestline, Fort Irwin, Hesperia, Johnson Valley, Lake Arrowhead, Lenwood, Lucerne Valley, Needles, Oak Hills, Phelan, Running Springs, Silver Lakes, Trona, Twentynine Palms Base, Twin Peaks and Victorville.

From the Assemblyman, “I wanted to update you on the status of the Barstow Veterans Home. As of Thursday, June 4, 2020, the State Legislature’s 2020-21 Budget has rejected Governor Newsom’s proposal calling for the closure of the Barstow Veterans Home.”
      
“As Vice-Chairman of the Assembly Budget Committee, I am very pleased that both the Assembly and Senate have worked diligently together to safeguard our Veterans and keep this vital facility open.

In addition, the Budget Committee has adopted budget language to guarantee that not a single Veteran in this home may ever be involuntarily displaced, and to ensure that in the future the usage of this home may be changed only after extensive input from stakeholders.  This is a huge victory for our Veterans, their families, and our community.”   
      
I am thrilled that both legislative houses have taken this critical step in rejecting the Governor’s proposal to close our Veteran’s home – but we must continue fighting until the final budget is passed on June 15th. I am now cautiously optimistic that we will be successful in saving this vital facility and keeping our promises to these veterans.
      
It is an honor to represent you.

                         

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thu, May 14, 2020 at 5:06 PM