Guaranteed Income FILE - In this April 19, 2021 file photo, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, right, talks with Michael Tubbs, founder of Mayors for a Guaranteed Income, after holding his annual State of the City address from the Griffith Observatory, in Los Angeles.
Former Stockton Mayor Michael Tubbs, who started Mayors for a Guaranteed Income in June 2020, launched a guaranteed income program using private funds in his Northern California city in 2019.
Mayors for a Guaranteed Income started with 11 founding mayors and now has more than 50.
Last week, California lawmakers approved a state-funded guaranteed income plan with a unanimous vote that showed bipartisan support.
Some pilot programs have been funded privately — Twitter founder Jack Dorsey has donated over $15 million to MGI.