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Mental Health Ass'n in California v. Schwarzenegger, A125937

By FindLaw Staff on December 10, 2010 | Last updated on March 21, 2019

Petition for writ of mandamus to compel the State to reinstitute the Homeless Adults Program

Mental Health Ass'n in California v. Schwarzenegger, A125937, concerned a petition for a writ of mandate brought by several organizations dedicated to providing advocacy, education and support services in the field of mental health and several individuals, to compel the State of California to reinstitute the Homeless Adults Program, which was removed by the state budget as the result of a gubernatorial veto in 2007.


In affirming the trial court's denial of the petition, the court held that the elimination of funding does not violate the continuing support requirement of section 5891, or the structure requirement of section 5891.  The court rejected the plaintiffs' argument that the trial court erroneously excluded evidence tending to show the accomplishments of the AB 2034 program and the increase of indirect costs to the counties as a result of the program's elimination.

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