Paul Wellman

Disabled Say Enough Is Enough

Governor Jerry Brown’s proposed budget would devastate funding for services that help those with developmental disabilities and — after already enduring several consecutive years of cuts — the Santa Barbara residents who depend on those resources aren’t taking the news lightly. An impassioned group of more than 100 people — those with developmental disabilities and many who support them — took to De la Guerra Plaza on 2/22 with a message, as one rally speaker put it, for Sacramento legislators: “This is getting out of hand.” Should cuts go through, funding to places like Alpha Resource Center, which helps the disabled find and keep homes and jobs, would be sliced dramatically.

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