Assemblywoman Brings Major Budget Wins to Orange County

Friday, June 28, 2019

Assemblywoman Brings Major Budget Wins to Orange County

ORANGE COUNTY – June 27, 2019, Governor Gavin Newson signed California’s 2019-2020 Budget.  The budget will increase its spending on public education, expand healthcare services and stash away more money than ever for an economic downturn under the state.

The $214.8 Billion budget is the largest in state history. The majority of its provisions take effect next week, though some new services will not be funded until January in an effort to lower the short-term cost.

With the Budget officially signed Orange County will be receiving a number of major budget approvals including the following requested by Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva (D-Fullerton)

  • Fullerton Boys and Girls Club received $2,500,000 to pay back an RDA loan.
  • Homeless Veteran Funding received $2,900,000 to house Orange County's homeless veterans through the United to End Homelessness' Welcome Home OC program.
  • Buena Park Housing received $500,000 for renovation of the City of Buena Park’s historic housing.
  • Korean American National Museum received $4,000,000 for the construction of a Korean American National Museum in the City of Los Angeles.

 “I am excited to announce that the following budget requests in the General Fund allocation were provided for the following district projects,” said Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva. “I am pleased to bring vital resources back to our community.”

“We are greatly appreciative of the support the Assemblywoman has shown to the youth here in Fullerton,” said Brett Ackerman, Fullerton Boys and Girls Club Chief Professional Officer. “Her history of supporting the youth of the community and focus on the future of our community is reflected through this budget request. We cannot thank her enough.”