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Assemblywoman Quirk-Silva brings major budget wins to Orange County

June 27, 2019, Governor Gavin Newson signed California’s 2019-2020 Budget. The budget will increase its spending on public education, expand healthcare services and stash away more money than ever for an economic downturn under the state.

With the Budget officially signed Orange County will be receiving a number of major budget approvals including the following requested by Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva (D-Fullerton):

  • Fullerton Boys and Girls Club received $2,500,000 to pay back an RDA loan.
  • Homeless Veteran Funding received $2,900,000 to house Orange County’s homeless veterans through the United to End Homelessness’ Welcome Home OC program.
  • Buena Park Housing received $500,000 for renovation of the City of Buena Park’s historic housing.
  • Korean American Federation of Orange County received $100,000 for a sprinkler system at their facility.

“I am proud to announce that the following budget requests in the General Fund allocation were provided for the following district projects,” said Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva. “I am pleased to bring vital resources back to our community and optimistic about the great work that will be done with this funding.”

The $214.8 Billion budget is the largest in state history. The majority of its provisions take effect next week, though some new services will not be funded until January in an effort to lower the short-term cost.

“We are greatly appreciative of the support the Assemblywoman has shown to the youth here in Fullerton,” said Brett Ackerman, Fullerton Boys and Girls Club Chief Professional Officer. “Her history of supporting the youth of the community and focus on the future of our community is reflected through this budget request. We cannot thank her enough.”

“We are excited to learn that the City of Buena park has secured a $500,000 State Grant for the rehabilitation of the Whitaker-Jaynes Estate. This historical asset and museum preserves the rich history of our community. We are extremely grateful to Sharon for her dedication to Buena Park,” said Buena Park Mayor Pro Tem Fred Smith.

This article was released by the Office of Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva.