In a budget proposal announced on Monday, Democratic Governor of California Gavin Newsom outlined some of his goals and strategies for the future.
In a presentation on the new measures, Newsom called several issues “California’s existential threats.” These included “fighting COVID with science,” “Combating the climate crisis,” “confronting homelessness,” “tackling the cost of living,” and “keeping our streets safe.”
The San Francisco Chronicle reported, “The governor said his budget will also include about $300 million to combat organized retail theft, increasingly brazen smash-and-grab crimes that have drawn national attention.”
The plan also has $255 million for a grant program to provide police with more resources to arrest and investigate burglars.
The governor is also attempting to control the wildfires in the state.
The Chronicle also reported that Newsom wants to put