Friday, May 13, 2022

Community College League of California Responds to Governor Newsom’s 2022-23 May Revision

SACRAMENTO, CA – Today, California Governor Gavin Newsom released the May Revision to his initial budget proposal for the 2022-23 fiscal year. In response, representatives from the Community College League of California issued the following statements:

“We are appreciative of the Governor’s investment in our colleges and districts, allowing us to serve our students with high quality educational programs and services. Our students are key to California’s future. We therefore remain focused on assuring educational access based on the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion. The Governor’s May Revision helps us achieve our goals, and in the process, will ensure a more successful state where everyone can participate and prosper.” – Marisa Perez, President, California Community College Trustees Board

“The California Community Colleges are grateful to the Governor for his support of our 116 institutions including his generous increases in the May Revision. Our colleges work tirelessly to serve our communities with educational opportunities that prioritize equity, access, and student success. We look forward to working with the Legislature to make further improvements to the budget that maximize opportunity for our students and communities.” – Dr. Byron D. Clift Breland, President, Chief Executive Officers of the California Community Colleges Board

“On behalf of the CEOs and Trustees of the California Community Colleges, the Community College League of California is extremely encouraged by the significant investments proposed in the May Revise for the nearly 2 million students at our 116 colleges across the state. Our institutions are determined to achieve student success within an equity framework and require the stability, predictability, and locally-determined flexibility in their resources to make this happen. We particularly applaud the significant proposals for COLA, base funding, discretionary block grants, and deferred maintenance as these reflect top priorities of our institutions. The League looks forward to working with the Administration and Legislature to further improve upon the May Revision in maximizing the ability of our districts to transform lives, strengthen communities, and propel California to a brighter future.” – Dr. Larry Galizio, President & CEO, Community College League of California

To watch the Governor’s press conference on the proposed budget, click here. For budget news and other related updates from the League, visit our website.

For a deeper dive into the May Revise and its impact on California Community Colleges join the League’s Government Relations Team for a webinar on Tuesday, May 17th at 11:00 a.m. To register, click here.

Webinar Details
Tuesday, May 17, 2022
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PST
Telephone Number: (646) 876-9923 or (669) 900-6833
Zoom Meeting ID: 623 780 059
Passcode: 110660

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The Community College League of California (League) is a nonprofit public benefit corporation with a voluntary membership of the 73 community college districts in California. As the professional membership association of the California Community College districts, the League empowers California Community Colleges to transform the lives of our diverse students and strengthen communities statewide through advocacy, leadership development, district services, coalition building, and policy advancement. The vision of the League is California Community Colleges as the global model for community-based public higher education with an unparalleled commitment to access, equity and achievement. Visit our website at