SACRAMENTO — Gov. Gavin Newsom unveiled his plan on Tuesday to build housing for people with mental illness and addiction using $4.68 billion in new bond funding and some existing revenue from the state’s mental health services tax.
Sen. Susan Talamantes Eggman, D-Stockton, and Assembly Member Jaqui Irwin, D-Thousand Oaks, introduced the bills to enact the governor’s plans Monday evening. Two-thirds of lawmakers would need to vote for the measures to bring them to voters in March 2024. If both bills pass, Newsom spokesman Brandon Richards said they will be combined into one ballot measure that would need to win a majority of votes to become law.