ISSUES

Economy

Good news on the economic front. Stockton ranks 2nd out of 75 cities largest U.S. cities when it comes to our fiscal health.

Read More: Record Newspaper

Reach Here: Financial State of the Cities

Other headlines:

$100 Million Quality Jobs Fund Announces $5 Million Investment in Central Valley Fund to Support Expansion of Quality Jobs in The Region

Tucked Into the Tax Bill, a Plan to Help Distressed America

Homelessness & Housing:

Early this year, the Department of Housing and Urban Development, announced that Stockton/San Joaquin County received $4.4 million in grant funding for homeless services.

Here’s the breakdown:

• $2,556,695 in permanent supportive housing, that serves chronically homeless households

 

• $1,227,606 in rapid re-housing, that serves homeless families with children

 

• $407,833 in permanent supportive housing for former foster youth ages 18-25

 

• $98,540 to operate the Homeless Management Information System, a database that helps homeless service providers better serve clients and track their data

 

• $129,000 in planning to better coordinate the local response to homelessness

 

These funds will also be used to help support a new position through the county to focus on our homeless issues.

“Miller, who is the chairwoman of the Homelessness Task Force, said the county is pleased the grant provides funding for the program administrator position, which will be responsible for coordinating homeless services throughout the county and will work with the cities and service providers.”

 

Education:

Mayor Michael Tubbs announced Stockton Scholars, a $20 million Dollar Scholarship fund to send Students to college.

Stockton, CA (January 16, 2018): Mayor Michael Tubbs, today, with a contribution of $20 million, launched “Stockton Scholars” an initiative aimed at sending Stockton’s youth to college. Just ten years ago, Mayor Tubbs was a high school student, unsure of how he would pay for college. Now, a decade later, the Mayor has challenged his hometown to raise a total of $100 million, to help cover the cost of all Stockton students wanting to attend a college or university.

Get the facts here.