Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva (D – Orange County) has secured significant funding for Orange County through the Budget Act of 2021.
“The funding secured for my district and Orange County reflects the issues that are my top priorities including affordable housing, chronic homelessness, mental health, and education, said Assemblywoman Quirk-Silva. The programs that are being funded will not only provide benefits to the district, but will also enhance support to our most vulnerable community members.”
Key funding highlights for North Orange County:
- $4 million to the City of Fullerton, for the Navigation Center for Homelessness and Recuperative Care, Illumination Foundation
- $5.5 million to the City of Anaheim for the Kona Motel acquisition for housing needs
- $2.5 million to the City of Anaheim for the Anaheim Family YMCA
- $2.75 million for City of Fullerton Hunt Branch Library Restoration
- $1 million to support California State University, Fullerton Arboretum
- $28.5 million for West Coyote Hills to acquire open space
- $500,000 for the Museum of Teaching and Learning (MOTAL)
“Homelessness is a major concern in my district and throughout the state, I am focused on doing what I can to help solve this issue. The $4 million attained for the Illumination Foundation Navigation Center is crucial to providing much needed wrap around services for those experiencing homelessness,” said Assemblywoman Quirk-Silva.
Assemblywoman Quirk-Silva was pleased to work with Senator Newman (D – Fullerton). Together they were able to secure an additional $28.5 million that will assist in saving the western parcels of the West Coyote Hills. This funding is in addition to $20 million that was attained in past budgets by Quirk-Silva and Newman. The land is the last open space in North Orange County.
“I’m very pleased and immensely grateful to have had a positive impact in securing support for these initiatives, each of which will provide substantial benefits to our district and its residents,” said Senator Newman. “I’m looking forward to continuing to partner with Assemblymember Quirk-Silva on other issues affecting our shared constituents moving forward.”
Assemblywoman Quirk-Silva and Senator Newman were pleased to receive, $2.75 million, from their joint request, to provide for the completion of the Hunt Library Revitalization Project, as well as cover start-up funding for the cultural arts and library services.
The Legislature has voted on the Governor’s final budget agreement. Once signed into law, the 2021 Budget Act will become effective on July 1, 2021.
For further information or to schedule an interview with Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva, please contact Josef Holper at (714) 525-6515.