Thursday, May 14, 2020

Community College League of California Responds to Governor Gavin Newsom's 2020-21 State Budget May Revision

SACRAMENTO, CA – Today, California Governor Gavin Newsom released the May Revise to the 2020-21 State Budget. Community College League of California President & CEO, Dr. Larry Galizio, released the following statement in response to the budget announcement:
“As much as Governor Newsom’s May Revision Budget reflects the devastating human and economic costs of the global pandemic, it also compels evidence-based deliberations to identify the strategic investments California must make to effectively confront the immediate crisis and to establish the conditions for economic recovery and social renewal. California’s community colleges are indispensable for both managing our public health crisis, and for educating and training the workforce necessary to emerge from the economic recession. The Community College League of California is eager to work with Governor Newsom and legislative leaders in crafting a responsible and responsive budget that protects access and equity to higher education and recognizes the invaluable contribution of California’s indispensable public community colleges.”
To watch the Governor's full press conference, click here.
In addition, the Department of Finance (DOF) will be providing information specific to the California Community Colleges via a call at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, May 15, 2020. Please note the DOF will be taking questions at the conclusion of this meeting, but only from participants who have logged in via Zoom on their computer or via the Zoom app on their smartphone.
Department of Finance Call – Zoom Details
May 15, 2020
2:00 p.m. Pacific Time

Please click the link below to join the webinar:
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The Community College League of California (League), whose vision is Quality Public Community Colleges for All Californians, is a nonprofit public benefit corporation with a voluntary membership of the 73 local community college districts in California. The League promotes student access and success by strengthening colleges through advocacy, policy development, leadership development, and district services. Visit our website at