SACRAMENTO - Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva hosted California Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. in Orange County, where they held a media availability immediately after a private tour of proposed sites for a new state veterans cemetery in Irvine. Assemblywoman Quirk-Silva and Governor Brown also met with local officials and community groups.
âI am honored to have authored legislation (AB 1453) in 2014 that put us on a path toward State and Federal approval of plans that will lead to the construction and operation of Orange Countyâs very own veterans cemetery project,â said Quirk-Silva. âThe law I wrote for that purpose brought funding to pay for preparation of a site agreed to by veterans, state & federal officials, local leaders, and the developer of a portion of the El Toro base. Now, there is still more work to be done to see this through, and I will continue to push the state to do its part on the project.â
âThe men and women who gave the ultimate sacrifice for this nation deserve proper recognition without further delay; and, the taxpayers of Orange County need to know they will not be asked to foot the bill for big land developers. I urge all parties to proceed with these two goals in mind,â said Quirk-Silva.
âIt is absolutely certain that Orange County will get the veterans cemetery that it deserves and the veterans deserve,â said Governor Brown on Friday, May 12, after his tour of two sites proposed for a state-run cemetery."