Good afternoon –
Earlier this week‚ my staff and I attended the Modoc County Board of Supervisors meeting where we announced Team Dahle secured $5 million to reduce the county’s legacy debt and ultimately improve public services. This is a major victory for Modoc County and the 1st Assembly District as a whole.
Modoc County was left with the hospital legacy debt of $15 million and to meet the objectives of paying back this debt‚ the county sustained 20-25% cuts to general fund departments‚ consolidating operations and reducing staff in multiple departments. The county has paid back nearly 30% of this debt over the last 12 years‚ but it was not without severe hardship. The legacy debt payback has had a negative effect on schools‚ public safety‚ and roads in the county. As your Assemblywoman‚ it is my honor to advocate on behalf of all the counties I serve. I am excited for the opportunities this will create to improve public services such as public safety and education. I am deeply grateful to all who helped make this possible. I am thankful to my staff and the Modoc County staff for our great working relationship which enabled us to secure these funds.
“The Modoc County Board of Supervisors‚ staff‚ and community are sincerely appreciative to Assemblymember Megan Dahle‚ members of the state legislature‚ and Governor Newsom for approving this funding allocation‚” said Geri Byrne‚ Chair of the Board of Supervisors for Modoc County. “We especially thank Megan Dahle for recognizing the perseverance of our local public agency staff who have worked to maintain essential services over the last 12 years in context of this overwhelming hospital debt. This financial assistance is very timely as it will prevent even deeper cuts in services to the public we all serve in the face of rapidly rising interest rates and inflation which were leading to an unsustainable situation.”
The $5 million allocated to Modoc County will assist with the resiliency already demonstrated by the county and its leadership working faithfully for years to pay down the legacy debt and help restore important programs and services for its hard working citizens.
As we receive information on additional legislation and budget requests being approved‚ my team and I will continue to update you in the weekly newsletter. Stay tuned.
Assemblywoman Megan Dahle
|How Our Office Helps Constituents|
Although we are only a staff of five‚ my office and I are dedicated to serving the constituents of the 1st Assembly District in a timely and effective manner.
We receive a number of requests for assistance with services such as unemployment‚ DMV‚ and more. This year to date‚ my staff has processed and closed hundreds of constituent cases from people like you.
If you have an issue with a state agency that you need assistance with‚ you can reach my office at 530-223-6300 or fill out the assistance form on my website here.
|Nevada County Cannabis Alliance|
Earlier this week‚ my staff met with Diana Gamzon‚ Executive Director of the Nevada County Cannabis Alliance. She shared the story behind the Alliance and how they view their role in the community as a policy and trade association whose mission is to advocate‚ educate‚ and connect.
By focusing on these three areas‚ the Nevada County Cannabis Alliance aims to see new businesses developed‚ job market expansion and tax revenue generation in their communities.
Learn more about the Nevada County Cannabis Alliance here.
|Siskiyou County Free Appliance Dump Day|
Caltrans is working to fulfill their part in the Clean California initiative by holding dump day events in order to reduce illegal dumping in District 2 and keep our roadways free of trash. On July 23 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. (or until capacity is reached)‚ Caltrans‚ in partnership with Siskiyou County General Services‚ will pay dump fees for appliances at the Oberlin Transfer Station.
If you choose to participate‚ be sure to properly secure your load prior to transport and remove doors from refrigerators and freezers. For questions, contact D2PIO@dot.ca.gov.
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Assemblywoman Dahle is Honored to Serve
Butte County‚ Lassen County‚ Modoc County‚ Nevada County‚ Placer County‚ Plumas County‚ Shasta County‚ Sierra County‚ & Siskiyou County.