Press Releases

Thursday, July 2, 2020

Governor Newsom Signs Executive Order on Actions in Response to COVID-19 

SACRAMENTO — Governor Gavin Newsom today issued an executive order extending authorization for local governments to halt evictions for renters impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, through September 30.

Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Bars Ordered Closed in Orange County, California Effective July 2

Santa Ana, Calif. (July 1, 2020) – Effective July 2, 2020, all bars are ordered closed in Orange County, California due to the increasing number COVID-19 cases.

“While we would prefer not to close bars at this time, many of our neighboring counties have closed their bars, and it’s important to take precautions to ensure the safety of the general public,” said Chairwoman Michelle Steel, Second District.

Monday, June 29, 2020

2020-21 State Budget Plan Finalized

Sacramento, CA - Assemblymember Sharon Quirk-Silva (D-Fullerton) was at the State's Capitol on Friday with her colleagues from both the Assembly and the Senate. Last week, the Legislature passed a joint budget proposal which was a placeholder spending plan. Since then, the Governor, and the Legislature worked together to finalize details for the state’s budget.

Tuesday, June 16, 2020

Assemblymember Quirk-Silva Votes on the 2020-2021 State Budget

Sacramento, CA - Assemblymember Sharon Quirk-Silva (D-Fullerton) joined her colleagues yesterday to present and vote on the Legislature’s proposed budget, SB 74.  Last month, the Governor unveiled his May Revise budget proposal.  The California Constitution provides that each house of the Legislature must adopt a balanced state budget by midnight on June 15.  This year, the Senate and the Assembly came together to put forth a unified budget bill with priorities to stand strong to protect jobs, housing, education, health care and against steep cuts to vital services for children, families, seniors, and our most vulnerable populations.

“The economic outlook of our state looks much different than it did when the Governor’s initial state budget proposal was presented in January, said Assemblywoman Quirk-Silva. “Even though there are some differences between the Governor’s May Revise budget proposal and the unified Legislature proposal, we all understand that there will be tough choices that will affect everyone in some way or another through these tough economic times.  But one thing is for sure, California is strong, and together we can overcome these obstacles, as we have done many times in our state’s history.”

Monday, June 15, 2020

Assemblywoman Quirk-Silva Reinstates $24.5 million for Future OC Veterans’ Cemetery Funding in California Budget 

SACRAMENTO, CA - Assemblymember Sharon Quirk-Silva (D – Orange County) worked tirelessly to negotiate reinstating the $24.5 million in addition to the $700,000 for a site study previously allotted to funding the future Southern California Veteran’s Memorial Park and Cemetery in the State Legislature’s Proposed Budget.

Monday, June 8, 2020

Dear Friends,

I am writing this post to convey how I feel about ##blacklivesmatter, police officers, and our society.

The question I am presenting today, is can you support #BLM and Police Officers at the same time?

Wednesday, June 3, 2020

City of Fullerton Unanimously Votes to Renovate Hunt Branch Library

Sacramento, CA - Assemblymember Sharon Quirk-Silva’s $2.5 million 2019 budget request that was approved and allocated to the City of Fullerton will be utilized for the renovations of the Hunt Branch Library.  The Fullerton City Council unanimously approved the selection panel’s recommendation for the Arts Orange County and Heritage Future.

“I am very proud to have worked with the state to secure $2.5 million for a future renovated Hunt Branch Library.  As a classroom teacher, and former City Council Member, I have always prioritized community spaces, literacy, and the arts.  I cannot wait to see the Hunt Library open for the public again,” said Assemblywoman Quirk-Silva.