Barstow Veterans Home on the Verge of Closure

"BARSTOW — The shuttering of the veterans home here is part of Gov. Gavin Newsom’s fiscal blueprint meant to alleviate the financial hit California has taken amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Released on Thursday, Newsom’s revised budget proposed to “initiate the closure” of the Veterans Home of California-Barstow and a one-year delay for realignment at VHC-Chula Vista and Yountville.


If approved, the changes would net state General Fund savings in Fiscal Year 2020-21 of $2.6 million, according to the revised budget. Long-term savings that would result from the Barstow facility’s closure are expected to be $14 million annually.

In total, the governor’s revisions would slash $6.1 billion from the state’s budget. The cuts are part of a plan to cover a $54.3 billion budget deficit caused by plummeting state revenues after a mandatory, statewide stay-at-home order forced most businesses to close and put more than 4.7 million people out of work." - Read the full story on VDailyPress.com



Newsom’s revised budget puts Barstow Veterans Home on chopping block (5/14/2020)

https://www.vvdailypress.com/news/20200514/newsomrsquos-revised-budget-puts-barstow-veterans-home-on-chopping-block



For those of you on Facebook, there is a group regarding this issue:


Save The BarstowVeterans Home

https://www.facebook.com/groups/698843287324386/



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