Reaction to the story on our web site today:
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger visited developmentally disabled residents facing eviction at an apartment complex this morning and assured them they will be able to stay in their homes.
Twenty developmentally disabled residents at the Regency Court Apartments in the 900 block of West Olive Avenue were told last month that they would be evicted from their homes to comply with housing laws. Residents and their attorney had struggled to get an explanation from the property management company about why they were being forced out.
Some are saying that Schwarzenegger shouldn’t take credit for helping people with disability, when his budget cuts earlier this year did damage to the agencies that care for disabled residents, and in turn, limited services for their clients.
One caller, who worked for Lincoln Training Center, which got funding from the Department of Rehabilitation, said Schwarzenegger is talking out of both sides of his mouth. He cut funding in the budget for the disabled, yet he grandstanded at Monrovia’s Regency Court on Friday.
“It is just PR,” said one caller. “If you are going to help, reach as far as you can go.”