Senator Bob Archuleta Statement on the Passage of the 2022-23 California State Budget

SACRAMENTO, CA – California State Senator Bob Archuleta (D-Pico Rivera) released the following statement following the passage of the 2022-23 final budget passed by the Legislature and signed by Governor Newsom:

“This year’s budget provides $9.5 billion in direct relief to the vast majority of people, meaning up to $1,050 in direct tax refunds to thousands of families in our region. In addition, the budget puts more money in our children’s classrooms by providing a 13% increase in ongoing discretionary funding to California schools. I am excited for a number of budget wins that will improve the quality of life for our community, specifically:”

  • $8,500,000 to the City of Pico Rivera to complete the Smith Park Aquatics Center
  • $2,100,000 to the City of Montebello for the Downtown Sewer Infrastructure Improvement Project
  • $2,750,000 to the City of La Mirada to rebuild the Behringer Park Athletic Fields
  • $8,500,000 for the City of Pico Rivera for the renovation of Rio Hondo Park
  • $7,500,000 for the Port of Los Angeles for the AltaSea Center for Innovation and Hydrogen Research
  • $2,100,000 to the City of Bellflower for the Bellflower Youth & Senior Center
  • $500,000 to the Los Angeles Fire Department for two new heli-hydrant locations, which includes converting one Helispot located in the City of Diamond Bar to a Heli-Hydrant
  • $500,000 to the City of Whittier for the Lighting Installation for the Murphy Ranch Little League
  • $2,900,000 to the City of Lakewood for the Lakewood Equestrian Center improvement project
  • $1,300,000 to the Puente Hills Habitat Preservation Authority to provide funding for ranger services for firefighting, law enforcement, outdoor education, and protection of the natural resources for trail visitors
  • $3,000,000 to the City of Downey for the New Downey Family YMCA
  • $200,000 to the City of Lakewood for the Lakewood Family YMCA Capital Improvements
  • $522,000 for allocation to Rio Hondo College for affordable housing
  • $16,000,000 for allocation to Cerritos College to support the construction of the student services building
  • $600,000 to the Cerritos Community College District for the Student Transit Fare-less System Initiative
  • $10,000,000 to the County of Los Angeles Department of Parks and Recreation to transform the Puente Hills Landfill into a regional park
  • $3,800,000 to the Rivers and Mountains Conservancy for the walking trail along the San Gabriel River to the Pacific Ocean
  • $15,000,000 for the Southeast Los Angeles Cultural Center Project

“I remain committed to ensuring that the state’s budget delivers meaningful fiscal relief to working families, continued funding to address veteran mental health and suicide prevention, while also ensuring our children’s schools are sufficiently funded. I will be there to support our communities in any way possible by continuing to work on common sense legislation and securing more budget wins that support the immediate and long term funding our communities rightfully deserve.”

Senator Bob Archuleta represents the 32nd Senate District, which includes portions of Los Angeles County and Orange County. He is Chair of the Senate Committee on Military and Veterans Affairs, Chair of the Select Committee on Hydrogen Energy, and member of the Senate Select Committee on California, Armenia and Artsakh Mutual Trade, Art and Cultural Exchange. Website of Senator Bob Archuleta: