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Friday, July 5, 2019

Fullerton has received $2.5 million in state funding to renovate the interior of the Hunt Library building; now city officials just have to decide how to put the closed facility to new use.

Officials expect to make a decision by the end of the year.

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Monday, July 1, 2019

"타인종 정치인과 교류 필요성 느껴"

"It was wonderful having the Korean American Community at our open house grand opening," said Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva. "Their commitment to local politics and public engagement is truly admirable."

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Saturday, June 29, 2019

"I am very grateful that the Korean American Community have attended the Open House at our new District Office," said Asm. Sharon Quirk-Silva. "The Korean American people are very supportive and their interest in community policy is truly admirable."

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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/

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

A wonderful piece shared by CAL Matters discussing how the new rules in California Assembly has led to a mass censorship and limited the hearing of bills.

The public deserves to have their voices and legislative ideas heard. For the sake of our constituents and all Californians, we should not be censoring what comes before the Legislature.

This path is sure to lead us down a dark road that is anything but democratic.

Please follow the link to read more of this article. https://calmatters.org/articles/commentary/assembly-rules/

Thursday, May 9, 2019

Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva (D-Fullerton), who previously proposed the concept through her Assembly Bill 1295, said in a statement Thursday that “these men and women are our hidden neighbors; they come from all over Orange County and need shelter and medical care in order to find stability and hope.

 

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

As a state legislator from Orange County, Sharon Quirk-Silva is at the center of the region's big, contentious conversation about homelessness.

But for her, it's personal.

Her younger brother, Raymond William "Billy" Jaso, died last year after living on the streets and crashing with relatives for many years. He struggled with alcohol addiction. In October he was fatally hit by a car. He was 53.

It was something of a turning point for Quirk-Silva.

"We can't continue to see people die on our streets," she said through tears at a recent meeting of Orange County's Medi-Cal insurer, CalOptima.

As a public official, Quirk-Silva has wrestled with the fallout of homelessness for almost a decade. In 2011, while she was on Fullerton's City Council, a schizophrenic homeless man named Kelly Thomas, died at the hands of Fullerton police officers. The incident caused a national public outcry and led to the recall of three city councilmembers.

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