Supervisor Perez to Attend Central Valley Meeting on Homelessness
MODESTO – Supervisor V. Manuel Perez, a voice for Riverside County and the Inland Empire on a state level homelessness task force, will participate in the inaugural meeting of the Governor’s Council of Regional Homeless Advisors on Friday in Modesto.
Governor Gavin Newsom appointed Supervisor Perez to the Council in mid-July.
Supervisor Perez joins six other elected officials and six institutional representatives that will look at public policy, strategies and best practices to address homelessness throughout the state, with a focus on prevention, diversion and intervention.
“I am honored to be part of the initiative Governor Newsom has launched to address homelessness, a priority that he has backed up with $1 billion in funding in the recent state budget,” said Supervisor Perez. “I look forward to engaging on this council and moving forward on plans of action that we can implement in the County of Riverside, as well as in the State of California.”
The Council is co-chaired by Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg and Los Angeles County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas.
Tomorrow’s meeting is the first of three planned in the state’s central, southern and northern regions.