San Francisco May Use Unexpected $415M Windfall To Help Address Homeless Crisis
The sudden influx of cash is coming from the Educational Revenue Augmentation Fund, or ERAF, a state program that shifts a portion of local property taxes to public school systems in each county.
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SF Getting A $415 Million Windfall. How Will The Mayor And Supes Spend It?
San Francisco is getting an unexpected $415 million windfall, and the mayor and supervisors already have plenty of ideas on how they might use it. More than half the money, which is coming from excess revenue in a county education fund, must go to budget reserves, the Municipal Transportation Agency, public libraries, tree maintenance, public schools and child care and youth services under rules set by the City Charter. (Thadani, 11/29)
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Valley Vision Study Shows High Quality Of Life, Underlying Tensions In Sacramento Valley
People like living in the Sacramento Valley, but they have concerns about the lack of affordable housing, growing homelessness and issues of safety. A new study from Valley Vision and Sacramento State's Institute for Social Research shows respondents rate the quality of life quite high here but also uncovered some underlying tensions. (Ruyak, 11/29)
26-Year-Old On Face Transplant: 'It's Important To Share My Story'
A 26-year-old man from Yuba City, California revealed his new face to the world Thursday after undergoing a life-changing facial transplant in June 2018. Cameron Underwood was injured by a self-inflicted gunshot wound on June 27, 2016. Over the next year, he would undergo several "conventional" surgeries to try to reconstruct his face as he hid the damage to his cheeks, nose and mouth behind a medical mask. (Pitofsky, 11/29)
Coalinga Hospital Accepts Modesto Company Lease Offer To Reopen
Coalinga Regional Medical Center has chosen a Modesto-based company to take over the closed hospital with a goal or reopening it next year. Hospital CEO Wayne Allen said the district board has accepted a proposal by Coalinga Medical Center LLC/American Advanced Management Group to lease the hospital with an option to purchase. (Anderson, 11/29)