Thank you Assemblymember Stephanie Nguyen for leading the charge with a Budget letter, signed by over 50 legislators, opposing the provider rate delay. Now, before the next step in the Budget cycle, it's time to make a new push. Call the Governor now at (916) 445-2841! Letter at nguyen-letter.pdf

CCLN Priority!

Continue the planned implementation of the 2019 Rate Study with final increase July 1, 2024. CCLN opposes the Governor’s January proposal to revert the final increase to July 1, 2025. Workforce shortages are at unsustainable levels and these rate increases go directly to wages. In fact, previous legislation required that providers not spend a smaller percentage of the rate increase on staff wages and required providers to maintain documentation that rate increases were used to increase wages of staff spending 75% or more of their time providing direct services. The system cannot afford to delay this promise.

CCLN Governmental Affairs

The California Community Living Network is committed to advocating for supported living and independent living services across the State of California. With this end in mind the Steering Committee developed a governmental affairs sub-committee for CCLN.

Co-Chairs of the sub-committee:

Members of the sub-committee:

The intent of the Governmental Affairs Committee is to work with the political structure in California to ensure Supported Living Services, Independent Living Services, Respite, Personal Assistance, Employment and Coordinated Family Supports continue to be an option for all people with Developmental Disabilities across California.

The Governmental Affairs Committee participates on several statewide committees and groups:

  • The Budget Advisory Group to the Department of Developmental Services
    • CCLN meets quarterly with the Director of DDS and select Deputy Directors
  • Coalition of other statewide provider organizations that include:
    • The ARC
    • CDSA
    • Easter Seals
    • Respite Association
    • Association of Regional Center Agencies
    • Disability Rights California
    • Disability Voices United
    • State Council on Developmental Disabilities
    • CalTASH
    • CaAPSE

It is critical that the entire membership is part of the Political Action Plan for SLS, ILS, Respite, Personal Assistance and Employment. The committee encourages every agency to develop an advocacy plan. We have developed a CCLN_GrassrootsToolkit.pdf (PDF, 3.7 MB), developed by CDSA and adapted for CCLN, that can be viewed and downloaded for your use. The committee will continue to update the toolkit and provide additional information as needed. Please feel free to contact any member of the Governmental Affairs subcommittee with any questions.




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California Community Living Network

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