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Increase Funding for BARC: Give Us a Hand in Giving People a Purpose

Current Efforts

As of May 28, 2019, BARC continues to aggressively advocate to increase funding for all of the programs. This advocacy has occurred through face to face meeting with all of our local legislative representatives and numerous phone conferences with their legislative analysts. In addition, BARC is a member of the Alliance and the ARC of California. The Alliance and the ARC of California are membership organizations that advocates for policies and budget concerns for agencies that work with people with disabilities. The Alliance and the ARC of California have been the major driving forces trying secure a rate increase. Because of the advocacy work of the leadership of BARC and with the help of the Alliance and the ARC of California, the California Senate Budget Subcommittee voted to give all programs an 8% rate increase.

However, the Assembly Budget Subcommittee voted for rate increases of only 5% for specifically targeted programs.

The budget process is now headed for the Budget Conference Committee. This is a committee made up of appointed individuals from both the Senate and Assembly. Anything can happen within this committee including elimination of any funding or making any rate increase effective January 1, 2020 from July 1, 2019.

Join the Effort

BARC needs your help in continuing to be a leader in advocating for rate increase. In order to help, please call, send emails, and tweets to the following legislators advocating for 8% percent funding for all programs starting July 1, 2019. 

Sample letters can be downloaded below

Senate Sample Letter

Assembly Sample Letter



To Email Contact Senators go to : www.senate.ca.gov/senators

Senator Holly J. Mitchell (D-Los Angeles), Chair

Phone:                         (916) 651-4030

District Office:            (213) 745-6656


Senator John M. W. Moorlach (R-Costa Mesa)

Phone:             (916) 651-4037

District Office:            (714) 662-6050


Senator Jim Nielsen (R-Tehama)

Phone:                         (916) 651-4004

District Office:            (916) 772-0571


Senator Richard D. Roth (D-Riverside)

Phone:                         (916) 651-4031

District Office:            (951) 680-6750


Senator Nancy Skinner (D-Berkeley)

Phone:                         (916) 651-4009

District Office:            (510) 286-1333


Assembly Members

To Email Contact Assembly Members go to : www.assembly.ca.gov/assemblymembers


Assembly Member Phil Ting (D-San Francisco), Vice Chair

Phone:                         (916) 319-2019

District Office:            (415) 557-2312


Assembly Member Chad Mayes (R-Yucca Valley)

Phone:                         (916) 319-2042

District Office:            (760) 346-6342


Assembly Member Kevin McCarty (D-Sacramento)

Phone:                         (916) 319-2007

District Office:            (916) 324-4676


Assembly Member Jay Obernolte (R-Hesperia)

Phone:                         (916) 319-2033

District Office:            (760) 244-5277


Assembly Member Shirley Weber (D-San Diego)

Phone:                         (916) 319-2079

District Office:            (619) 531-7913







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