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Sacramento mayor asks county to divert $53 million toward homeless services

BY BRAD BRANAN

OCTOBER 17, 2017 05:46 PM

UPDATED OCTOBER 18, 2017 02:19 PM

Facing increasing pressure as the number of homeless people surges, Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg asked Sacramento County leaders Tuesday for $53 million to provide services for that population.

Steinberg wants to pool the county’s mental health funds – which stem from a state millionaire tax he authored as a legislator – with federal grants obtained by the city to spend a combined $117 million in three years to reduce homelessness.

 

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