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Central Coast Caucus Releases 2024 Budget Priorities

For immediate release:

SACRAMENTO — The California Central Coast Legislative Caucus, Chaired by Assemblymember Dawn Addis (D-Morro Bay) introduced its budget priorities for the 2024-2025 fiscal year. The priorities include investments that bolster the economy, environment, and well-being of the Central Coast.

"California's Central Coast plays a fundamental role in the world's fifth largest economy," said Addis. "Industries such as clean technology, innovation, agriculture, and our educational institutions significantly contribute to an economic impact of over $12 billion. That is why we must advocate for continued investments in coastal resiliency, emergency preparedness, ocean restoration and renewable energy that strengthen our local communities and iconic region."

"This year's California State Budget will require us to prioritize the issues that matter most to Californians," said Senator Monique Limón, Vice Chair of the Central Coast Caucus. "As a representative of the Central Coast it is critical that we invest in issues like emergency preparedness, wildfire and flood mitigation, climate and coastal resiliency and more. I look forward to working alongside Assemblymember Addis, to advocate for our central coast communities in the state budget and beyond."

Formed in 2023, the Central Coast Legislative Caucus includes representation from the following counties: Santa Cruz, Monterey, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, and Ventura. The caucus identifies and prioritizes issues important to the region for caucus advocacy before the state and federal government, including in the state budget process.

The Legislature has until June 15, 2024 to pass the 2024-2025 Budget Bill.

Dawn Addis was elected to the California State Assembly in 2022 to represent the coastal 30th Assembly District, which includes San Luis Obispo, Monterey Santa Cruz Counties.

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