Welcome to California’s State Independent Living Council
The SILC is an 18-member council, appointed by the Governor, to represent persons with disabilities throughout the state and charged with:
- Determining the allocation of federal funds for independent living;
- Advising the Governor and Legislature about issues impacting persons with disabilities in California;
- Creating projects and moving forward ideas that will enhance the ability of people with disabilities to live independently;
- Assuring compliance with applicable state and federal laws governing independent living.
All council members serve three year terms as volunteers. In July 1996, Governor Pete Wilson signed an executive order which established the SILC as an independent state agency.