The coronavirus pandemic is raising awareness of just how much more needs to be done to protect our most vulnerable citizens. You’ll learn how my office is responding by helping to improve conditions within skilled nursing facilities on page 3.
Supporting better designs, while at the same time improving the protective use and function of interior and exterior spaces, can spare loved ones from the spread of disease and make these facilities more resilient against pandemics.
The California Health Facilities Financing Authority (CHFFA), whose board I chair, is now financing such updates and renovations.
In other news, on October 1 we delivered the statutorily required annual Debt Affordability Report to the California Legislature. As I wrote in my cover letter addressed to lawmakers, while it is true that governmental revenues naturally fall faster than expenditures, the economic stress generated by COVID-19 was significantly less threatening because of the existence and size of the state’s
rainy day funds. Read the full report here (link opens in new tab).
In Peace & Friendship,
California State Treasurer Fiona Ma, CPA
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