SAN DIEGO – After traveling the state last week meeting with individuals experiencing homelessness, service providers and local officials on the front lines of the crisis, Governor Gavin Newsom will join Senate President pro Tempore Toni Atkins tomorrow to participate in San Diego’s “We All Count” point-in-time count, during which volunteers and outreach workers will survey those experiencing homelessness across the county. Later in the morning, the Governor will assist volunteers at a homeless shelter and hold a media availability.
The Governor last week traveled to Oakland, Grass Valley, Riverside, Los Angeles and Fresno as part of his statewide homelessness tour, during which he highlighted the first in a series of state-local partnerships to deploy travel trailers and medical services to assist individuals experiencing homelessness and met with staff and residents at shelters, a board and care home, and a crisis stabilization center.
The tour came on the heels of the Governor’s proposed budget, featuring more than $1 billion to fight homelessness, and an executive order requiring state agencies to take urgent and immediate action to make available state properties and facilities to rapidly increase housing and shelter options.
San Diego “We All Count” Remarks
Who: Governor Gavin Newsom, Senate President pro Tempore Toni Atkins, Rep. Scott Peters (CA-52), Assemblymember Todd Gloria, San Diego County Supervisor Nathan Fletcher and local leaders.
When: Thursday, January 23, 2020. Governor to deliver remarks at approx. 4:15 a.m.
Where: Golden Hall, 202 C Street, San Diego, CA 92101
**Note: This event is open to credentialed media only. Pool footage and photos will be available to media after the event, reporters may request this content from Danella.Debel@gov.ca.gov. For more information on the event, reporters may contact Lizelda.Lopez@sen.ca.gov.
Shelter Visit and Media Availability
Who: Governor Gavin Newsom, Senate President pro Tempore Toni Atkins, and Chief Service Officer of California Josh Fryday.
When: Thursday, January 23, 2020 at 6:00 a.m. Media availability at approx. 6:30 a.m.
Where: Connections Housing, 1250 6th Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101
**Note: This event is open to credentialed media only. Reporters interested in attending must RSVP to Danella.Debel@gov.ca.gov by 10:00 p.m. Wednesday, January 22, 2020.