June 19, 2008
Today the LATimes published an article I wrote on the need to exclude cars from consideration when determining a family's eligibility for public assistance (for Ladder followers this should sound familiar).
With the relationship between car ownership and employment so clearly documented, California should be working hard to provide low-income families access to a reliable car. And, in some areas, they do get help. Sacramento County, for example, is authorized to purchase 50 vehicles a year for county welfare recipients who lack access to public transit. If we're helping some families buy a car, wouldn't it make sense, then, to let people who have cars keep them?
Check it out. And if you're a California resident, call your state reps and make sure they are supporting AB2368.