Fresno City Councilwoman Esmeralda Soria has been selected by Gov. Gavin Newsom to a group of advisers on subject of homelessness.
The group will hold meetings around the state; the first meeting is set for August in Central Valley, though the date and location hasn’t been determined, Newsom’s office announced Tuesday.
‘A Crisis That Affects All of California’
Newsom’s homelessness advisory group is led by Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg and Los Angeles County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas. Others in the 13-member group include Oakland Mayor Libby Schaff; San Diego County Supervisor Nathan Fletcher; and Frank Mecca, executive director of the County Welfare Directors Association of California.
“It’s time we stop talking about the homelessness crisis and start acting,” Newsom said in a statement. “This is a crisis that affects all of California – from rural and urban communities to coastal and inland cities.”