Governor's Budget, Homeless Count Volunteering

Dear Neighbor‚

If California were a nation‚ it would be among the top ten economies in the world–and in fact‚ it is poised to become the fourth largest economy. As you can imagine‚ there are many important financial decisions to be made‚ making the annual state budget – next to the State Constitution – one of the most important documents in California’s government. 

With so much at stake‚ it is good to know how the budget process works and how you can help shape this important document.

The first important date to remember is January 10‚ which is when the Governor releases his budget proposal for the upcoming fiscal year. The first iteration of the 2024-2025 fiscal year budget is now available for you to read. I invite you to learn about what’s in it and to provide your input as it moves through the legislative process and before a final version is passed by the Legislature by June 15. As this budget season begins and we face budgetary constraints‚ I along with my partners in the Senate‚ Assembly‚ and the Governor’s Administration‚ look forward to working on a resilient budget that protects working families and our progress on core programs that help all Californians.

Read my full statement regarding the Governor’s 2024-25 Budget‚ here.

You can also find the Governor’s budget presentation‚ here.

On another note‚ in the District‚ both Los Angeles County and the City of Long Beach will be conducting their annual Homeless Count events‚ and registration to volunteer is now open. Sign up today to help your community gain a better understanding of the needs of people who are experiencing homelessness and the resources that can help address homelessness. 

News From the Capitol

2024 Los Angeles County and Long Beach City Homeless Counts


As always‚ if you need any other information or assistance‚ please contact my office at (562) 256-7921 or send us a message here.


Lena Gonzalez
33rd State Senate District