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RELEASE: Assemblywoman Cottie Petrie-Norris Announces State Budget Funding Secured for Coastal Orange County

For immediate release:

SACRAMENTO – Assemblywoman Cottie Petrie-Norris released the following statement following Governor Gavin Newsom’s signing of AB 74, the 2019-20 budget bill:

“I ran for office because for far too long, the representatives for coastal Orange County weren’t bringing home resources to community.  In my first six months in office I have worked to be an effective and responsive advocate for my constituents, and it is with great pride that I can announce significant investments for Assembly District 74:

$4.5 million for the Orange County Fire Authority to prevent devastating wildfires

$2.9 million to end Veteran homelessness in Orange County, partnering with OC United Way (VIDEO)

$2.9 million for the restoration of 17 historic cottages located along the shores of Crystal Cove on the Newport Coast (VIDEO)

$1.7 million for the City of Huntington Beach for the Multi-Use Blufftop Path Rehabilitation Project to restore two miles of publicly accessible trail along the coast          

$1.6 million for Irvine Valley College’s music, dance and arts programs

$1 million for the City of Costa Mesa’s Lions Park to build a children's playground & community stage

$1 million for the Orange County Housing Finance Trust for the development of permanent supportive housing

$500,000 for a permanent Library building in the City of Laguna Woods

$500,000 for the City of Newport Beach Arts Commission for arts education programs

“The California state budget is the culmination of months of work. The budget strengthens the state’s reserves and enhances budget resilience, setting aside $19.4 billion to protect against an economic slowdown. The 2019-20 budget makes meaningful investments in education; climate resilience and wildfire preparedness; healthcare; and addressing the statewide housing and homelessness crisis.”