A Strong Budget & Local Economy
After facing a projected $6 million deficit going into the 2018-2019 budget cycle, the County had a $3.5 million surplus going into this upcoming fiscal year. This is due to the revenue from the cannabis tax that was approved by voters in the 2018 General Election and a revenue source that will continue to grow.
However, there are ongoing challenges and the threat of another recession that that county must be prepared for. Das served this community through the Great Recession, as both a City Councilmember and an Assemblymember, and knows the pain that is caused by economic downturns and the cuts they force. As a result, Das is actively looking for innovative revenue sources that can be dedicated to certain services to keep the service level consistent.