Statement: BAY AREA COUNCIL’S STATEMENT ON GOVERNOR BROWN’S PROPOSED STATE BUDGET
Bay Area Council President & CEO Jim Wunderman released the following statement today in response to Governor Brown’s proposed state budget:
“We complement Governor Brown for doing the best he can under difficult circumstances. Ultimately, the real wildcard is whether Californians will be willing to go to the ballot box to tax themselves to stave off more cuts. Our regional business community will need to carefully consider the ballot proposals for tax extensions, the single sales factor and changes to redevelopment agencies before announcing our positions.
We recognize that Jerry Brown has one of the toughest assignments ever given an American political leader and we want to help him succeed. We hope the Governor will use this opportunity to permanently reform California government, which we believe is his firm intent.”