The 2022 legislative session just came to a close and I am excited about what we were able to achieve. We were able to secure $2.5 million for the City of Salem to help with homeless outreach, in addition to the $1.9 million for the Navigation Center, $750k for trash and sanitation services, and $1.5 million for permanent supportive housing for Yaquina Hall.
I was also pleased to receive bi-partisan support for my Micro Shelter Siting bill and am happy to announce that it has been signed by the Governor.
We made major investments to support small businesses and build stronger schools, and we addressed the challenges facing Oregon’s behavioral health care. We spent time holding the Oregon Health Authority accountable for the conditions at the Oregon State Hospital, and I look forward to helping improve patient care there.