Governor Brown visits San Diego for bill-signing ceremony

Governor Brown visits San Diego for bill-signing ceremony

Governor-Jerry-BrownSAN DIEGO — California Gov. Jerry Brown will make a stop in San Diego Thursday.

He will be joined by local military veterans, state lawmakers and San Diego community leaders for a bill-signing ceremony at Veterans Village of San Diego.

Aides say he will be signing a bill aimed at improving the lives of California military veterans and their families.

Assembly Bill 639, which will put the issue before voters in June, will ask them to spend pre-approved bond money to provide rental housing and related services for veterans, instead of restricting the funds to only provide loan funds for veterans to buy single-family homes and farms.

The ballot measure would provide $600 million of previously authorized Department of Veterans Affairs bond funds to develop multi-family and transitional housing.

California has the largest number of military veterans in the entire country, but also the most homeless military veterans.

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