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Friday, June 28, 2019

Assemblywoman Quirk-Silva Assists Students to Receive Scholarships

ORANGE COUNTY – Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva (D – Fullerton) is proud to acknowledge two recipients of this CLLCF scholarship. Luis Antonio Estrada Rivera and Stephanie Nguyen both from Buena Park were each selected as scholarship recipients.  Luis Antonio Estrada Rivera will be attending UC Merced this upcoming fall and Stephanie Nguyen will be attending UC Santa Barbara.

The California Latino Legislative Caucus Foundation (CLLCF) announced today 50 students from across the state who have been selected to receive a 2019 CLLCF Scholarship, which aids eligible students admitted to or currently enrolled at an accredited college or university.

“I am excited to see the enthusiasm in higher education by the youth in our district,” said Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva.  “I am hopeful for the future of our district and know that these two recipients are well deserving of these scholarships.”

Thursday, June 27, 2019

Open House & Grand Opening of the New District Office

Thursday, June 27, 2019

Thank you to everyone who came out to our District Office for our office Grand Opening in the Fullerton Towers. It was a lovely turn out of elected officials, local business owners, advocates, and individuals invested in state politics. I was happy to announce all of our great legislative work. My team and I will continue to work and fight for your interests.  I hope you enjoy a few of the pictures depicting this beautiful moment.

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

OC Veteran’s Cemetery Bill Approved by Senate Veterans Affairs Committee

SACRAMENTO, CA – The State Senate Veterans Affairs Committee voted 5-0 on June 25 to approve Assembly Bill (AB) 368 by Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva (D – Fullerton). AB 368 designates the ARDA site in the Orange County Great Park as the location for a Southern California Veteran’s Memorial Park & Cemetery.

“It is clear that an Orange County Veteran’s Cemetery is essential, as many veterans and their family’s needs are not being met by the existing Veteran’s Cemeteries,” said Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva. “We need a site for the Southern California Veteran’s Cemetery that will serve and recognize the many Californians who made great sacrifices for this nation.”

Monday, June 24, 2019

Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva requested the audit a little over a year ago - after the U-C audit disclosed more than 170 million dollars were not disclosed and kept hidden. Quirk-Silva says for her, this is all about transparency. "When the legislature is asked to invest more dollars because the emphasis is they don't have enough money and they raise tuition and you see there is actually a pretty healthy reserve slash surplus, I think we should be aware of that," said Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva.

To learn more about this story follow the link: https://abc30.com/education/audit-report-alleges-csu-system-hid-funds-from-lawmakers/5356415/

Saturday, June 22, 2019

Homelessness Discussion 101 - Fullerton

Friday, June 21, 2019

The California state auditor today reported that the CSU has been funneling hundreds of millions to accounts outside of the State Treasury, disregarded state laws, and used millions of dollars in revenue from campus parking permit fees to fund projects unrelated to the CSU parking program. Through the audit, it was discovered that the surplus from these fees were hidden in separate accounts from public and state overview.

“Unfortunately, the state auditor has again uncovered violations and waste that occur when we allow CSU to operate its campuses without adequate state oversight or accountability,” said Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva. “The legislature must enact measures to ensure state funds cannot be hidden in outside accounts and are being spent in the best interests of students.”

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk–Silva Highlights Priorities in New State Budget

Friday, June 14, 2019

Assemblywoman Quirk-Silva Delivers Budget Win for Korean Federation

ORANGE COUNTY – California passed the 2019-2020 fiscal year budget yesterday, with many community groups receiving significant budget wins.  Through the Administration of Natural Resources Agency our district was able to receive a generous amount of funding for a variety of interests.

“I am pleased to bring vital resources back to our community,” said Assemblywoman Quirk-Silva. “Having a generous budget of $100,000 allotted to the Korean Federation Sprinkler System provides us the opportunity to assist in building a better infrastructure for the city.”

 

Thursday, May 30, 2019

Assemblywoman Quirk-Silva's Legislation to Create OC Veterans Cemetery Heads to Senate