First 5 Orange County President/CEO Kim Goll quoted in Orange County Register article on state budget

May 14, 2024 | News & Announcements

First 5 Orange County President/CEO Kim Goll was quoted in a recent Orange County Register article that explored the local impact of proposed cuts to the state budget. 

The article stated:

Funding for child care, while not being taken away, will see a pause in $1.4 billion “until fiscal conditions allow for resuming the expansion,” Newsom said, although he did not specify exactly when that would be.

“For Orange County residents, the pause may exacerbate already-existing challenges in finding and affording child care,” said Kimberly Goll, president and chief executive officer of First 5, which oversees allocation of Prop. 10 tobacco tax funds in Orange County for services to children ages 0 to 5 and their families.

In 2020, an analysis commissioned by First 5 revealed that the county suffered from a profound shortfall in affordable, licensed child care even before the pandemic.

OC Register subscribers can read the full article here (paywall): 

What do Newsom’s proposed cuts to California’s budget mean to OC?




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