Sonoma Supervisors Oppose Governor's Proposed Child Care Cuts
04/05/2012 - Shirly Zane, Chair and Third District Supervisor, on behalf of the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors wrote letters of opposition to Governor Brown's proposed cuts to California's child care system.
Gov. Jerry Brown's proposals would eliminate child care subsidies for at least 62,000 children statewide and 345 children in Sonoma County. The Sonoma County Board of Supervisors urged representatives of the State Senate and Assembly to reject the Governor's proposed cuts to child development noting, "The proposal to reduce the Standard Reimbursement Rate by 10% will force many centers to close their doors in our high cost county."
Supervisor Zane wrote, "Early care and education is crucial to the long-term economic viability of the state."
The state's budget for early care and education has declined 27 percent over the past five years and Brown's plan for an additional 35 percent would be devastating to local early childhood education programs.
Sonoma County Board of Supervisors - Letter to State Assembly Members
Sonoma County Board of Supervisors - Letter to State Senate Members