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Friday, March 6, 2020

A.B. 3300 was introduced by authors Assemblymembers Miguel Santiago (D-Los Angeles), Richard Bloom (D-Santa Monica), Rob Bonta (D-Oakland), Mike Gipson (D-Gardena), Sharon Quirk-Silva (D-Fullerton), and Buffy Wicks (D-Oakland), alongside a host of co-authors: Wendy Carrillo (D-Los Angeles), Laura Friedman (D-Glendale), Todd Gloria (D-San Diego), Reginald Byron Jones-Sawyer (D-Los Angeles), Ash Kalra (D-San Jose), Adrin Nazarian (D-Van Nuys), and Marie Waldron (R-Escondido).

In his Fiscal Year 2020-21 budget, Governor Gavin Newsom proposed a new $750 million one-time allocation toward the California Access to Housing Services (CAAHS) Fund, with the goal “to help alleviate street‑based homelessness and increase the number of housing units.”

Wednesday, March 4, 2020

California reported its first death related to the Coronavirus.

In Placer County Public Health officials announced that a patient who had tested positive for COVID-19 after returning from a cruise to Mexico last month died.

The individual was an elderly adult with underlying health conditions and was the county’s second confirmed case of COVID-19, reported Tuesday night. Officials said that close contacts of the patient were being quarantined and monitored for the illness.

The patient tested positive Tuesday and had been placed in isolation at Kaiser Permanente; Roseville.

This case demonstrates the need for continued local, state and federal partnership to identify and slow the spread of this virus. California is working around the clock to keep our communities safe, healthy and informed.

Thursday, February 27, 2020

Great news! the City of Fullerton, CA Government will be receiving $1.5 million from the Statewide Park Grant to build Pearl Park in East Fullerton.

This park will be equipped with a playground, basketball court, picnic area, and more family friendly activities.

See all the Grant Recepients 

Thursday, February 27, 2020

 Newsom Wants Cities To Lease State Land To Fight Homelessness. Here's What Some Might Do

In February 2019, State Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva introduced a bill to use the 114-acre property as temporary housing for homeless people with severe mental illness. Then, in May, Gov. Newsom announced that he would set aside $2.2 million in his budget to study the Fairview property. So, Assemblywoman Quirk-Silva held back her bill.

Meanwhile, this month Assemblywoman Quirk-Silva introduced a new bill, again intended to use the Fairview Developmental Center to house homeless people with mental illness. Quirk-Silva's office said they're aware that Costa Mesa has an alternative plan for the land, and will continue to watch how that proposal plays out.

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Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva introduced Assembly Bill 2895 (AB 2895) at a press conference at Fullerton City Hall on February 21. The bill will provide rent increase protections for Californians who own a mobile home but rent the land that the home resides on from the “land or park” owner. Rancho La Paz homeowners in attendance cheered her on as she spoke of the hardships many have been going through since the mobilehome park was was purchased by John Saunders, who immediately announced space rent increases as high as 70%. Most of the residents of Rancho La Paz are seniors on fixed incomes.

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Saturday, February 22, 2020

Assembly Member Sharon Quirk-Silva, D-Fullerton, unveiled a plan to place rent caps on all California mobile homes.

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Thursday, February 20, 2020

Paying for college can be expensive, especially when transferring to a four-year university after paying around $46 a unit at a community college and transitioning to paying close to $3,000 a semester for six or more units.

Other assembly members supporting the four-year free tuition bill include Sharon Quirk-Silva (D-Orange County), Rob Bonta (D-Oakland), Sabrina Cervantes (D-Riverside), and Wendy Carrillo (D-Los Angeles).