Sen. Bob Hertzberg Applauds Senate Plan to Tackle Homelessness

January 4, 2016

SACRAMENTO – Sen. Bob Hertzberg, D-Van Nuys, issued the following statement today on a new bipartisan Senate plan to tackle homelessness:

“As chair of the Senate tax committee, this plan is innovative tax policy. Instead of just raising new taxes, the plan appropriately borrows against existing tax revenues, which both provides important work for construction workers, as well as critical housing necessary for the mentally ill homeless.  Studies show that finding housing for someone who is mentally ill in most instances is an effective gateway to better medical care, employment and stability. It is just common sense.”


Bob Hertzberg, chair of the Senate Committee on Governance and Finance, represents nearly 1 million San Fernando Valley residents of Senate District 18, which includes part of Burbank and the following communities in Los Angeles: Arleta, Granada Hills, Hansen Dam, Lake View Terrace, Mission Hills, North Hills, North Hollywood, part of Northridge, Pacoima, Panorama City, Sherman Oaks, Studio City, part of Sun Valley, Sylmar, Toluca Lake, Valley Glen, Valley Village, Van Nuys, the City of San Fernando and Universal City. See a district map at  After serving in the Assembly from 1996-2002, including two years as Speaker, Hertzberg invested in solar, wind and electric-car projects; and worked for structural changes in government through the Think Long Committee of California. Learn more at

Communications Director
Senator Robert M. Hertzberg
Capitol Building, Room 4038
Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 651-4018

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