Quirk-Silva Shifts Focus to Key Policy Committees, Including Housing

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

SACRAMENTO  - California State Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva is pleased to announce the committees that she is assigned to for the 2019-20 legislative session. The reelected Assemblywoman has been assigned to the following high-profile committees by the Speaker of the State Assembly, to address the needs of the State of California: Housing and Community Development, Accountability and Administrative Review, Communications and Conveyance, Governmental Organization, and the Assembly Committee on Rules.

The jurisdiction of the Housing and Community Development Committee includes building standards, common interest developments, eminent domain, farm worker housing, homeless programs, housing discrimination, housing finance (including redevelopment), housing, natural disaster assistance and preparedness, land use planning, mobile homes/manufactured housing,
redevelopment: housing, and rent control.

“I am honored that Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon has placed the confidence in me to be involved in these critical policy-making committees that will greatly impact our state,” said Quirk-Silva. “In particular, the Housing Committee is the front line in finding and building constructive solutions for the affordable housing crisis, and homelessness, in our state. I am proud to help lead the focus of this important committee in the years to come, especially for the people of Orange County.”

Assemblywoman Quirk-Silva has met with U.S. District Court Judge David O. Carter, state leaders, and local officials of the county and city level over the past years. Quirk-Silva has also taken the time to tour encampments, and talk one-on-one with the homeless advocates in Orange County.

“I have focused a great deal of my attention on thoughtful and necessary mediation between state and local officials, authored legislation (Assembly Bill 448) to establish an agency consisting of local, concerned entities to provide construction of supportive housing units, and brought millions of dollars in funding to shelters in Orange County, ” said Quirk-Silva. “I will continue to push the state to do more for its people, and the housing needs of our communities.”