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Save the Barstow Veterans Home

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May 19, 2020
On May 14, California Governor Newsom released his revised budget in light of the decreased state revenue caused by the COVID-19 corona virus crisis.

With businesses closed, and employees quarantined at home, state revenues through sales tax and income tax have dropped.

As part of his plan, Newsom has proposed closing the California Veterans Home in Barstow..
"The City of Barstow will write a letter to Gov. Newsom pointing out the necessity of the Barstow Veterans Home," Barstow Mayor Julie Hackbarth-McIntyre told a local newspaper.  "We'll also encourage our surrounding cities, the County of San Bernardino and local citizens to do the same."

Assemblyman Jay Obernolte, who's 33rd District includes the home, said he will fight the proposal.  Obernolte is vice chair of the Assembly Budget Committee, and a member of the Joint Legislative Budget Committee and the Budget Conference Committee.

A group of dedicated community members have formed a Facebook group, "Save the Barstow Veterans Home" has been formed at https://www.facebook.com/groups/698843287324386/ 

Visit and like the group and stay up-to-date on activities to show the community support ofr our Veterans Home.

You can show your support of the Barstow Veterans Home by sending a letter to Governor Newsom showing your support to keep the Barstow Veterans Home open.  You can download the letter HERE.