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Friday, July 20, 2018

SACRAMENTO – AB 2325, by Assemblymember Jacqui Irwin (D – Thousand Oaks), prevents counties from denying county mental or behavioral health services to eligible veterans, was signed by the Governor this week.

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

SACRAMENTO – An important piece of legislation authored by Assemblymember Jacqui Irwin (D – Thousand Oaks) was signed into law by Governor Brown. This bill (AB 2770) helps protect victims and employers from frivolous lawsuits and will address the issue of repeat sexual harassers.

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

By Wendy Leung in the Ventura County Star

The Oxnard sewage plant treats about 32 million gallons of wastewater every day.

It is old and rusty and it occasionally fails, causing spills of partially treated wastewater into the ocean.

The struggling plant is the reason sewage bills have been steadily increasing these past two years. It is the reason four of the five members on the City Council faced the threat of losing their posts.

But some good news came to the embattled facility when Gov. Jerry Brown signed the state budget. Assemblywoman Jacqui Irwin, D-Thousand Oaks, has secured $9.5 million to go toward emergency repairs to the plant.

“It got our attention,” Irwin said. “There was so much politicking about it, eventually who’s going to be hurt are the residents. Hopefully, this helps move the city to stability.”

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

By Wendy Leung in the Ventura County Star

The Oxnard sewage plant treats about 32 million gallons of wastewater every day.

It is old and rusty and it occasionally fails, causing spills of partially treated wastewater into the ocean.

The struggling plant is the reason sewage bills have been steadily increasing these past two years. It is the reason four of the five members on the City Council faced the threat of losing their posts.

 

Friday, June 1, 2018

By Jeannette Sanchez-Palacios

Getting involved in politics for many people means grabbing their phone or computer and sharing their anger and resentment toward politicians and a system they feel doesn’t listen to them. It might be satisfying to lash out at what’s happening in the world, but there is so much more that can be done.

That was California Assemblywoman Jacqui Irwin’s thinking when she launched her Young Legislators Program two years ago. The program gives high school students the opportunity to learn about the legislative process and integrate themselves in their local communities through public service.

At its core the program lets students participate in the system that creates the laws affecting their communities. First, they learn how bills become laws—from discussing ideas for possible legislation to drafting, submitting and ultimately winning approval for their ideas.

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Assemblywoman Jacqui Irwin named Mike McManus as the 2018 Veteran of the Year for her district.

As the county veterans service officer, McManus has been responsible for managing the Ventura County’s Veteran Service Office and its staff, where they connect more than 40,000 veterans and 10,000 active-duty military personnel with their federal and state benefits. He was recognized in a ceremony at the state Capitol earlier this week.

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

SACRAMENTO – As the County Veterans Service Officer (CVSO), Mike McManus has been responsible for managing the Ventura County’s Veteran Service Office and its staff, where they connect more than 40,000 veterans and 10,000 active duty military personnel with their federal and state benefits. He was recognized at a ceremony at the state capitol earlier today.

Thursday, June 14, 2018

SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Jacqui Irwin (D-Thousand Oaks) announced she has secured funding in the California budget to make emergency repairs to the City of Oxnard’s wastewater treatment plant. A recent assessment from the city’s Capital Improvement Projects state that 40% of the facility is in poor or very poor condition with 72% at a moderate, high or very high risk of failing.

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

SACRAMENTO –Assemblymember Jacqui Irwin (D-Thousand Oaks) announced today she has selected Senior Concerns as her 2018 Nonprofit of the Year. Senior Concerns has been serving the residents of eastern Ventura county and western Los Angeles county since 1974 and is based in Thousand Oaks.

Monday, June 4, 2018

(Oxnard, CA)  – Assemblymember Jacqui Irwin (D-Thousand Oaks) was joined by local dignitaries for a press conference to announce that $68 million has been allocated for the Rice Avenue Grade Separation Overpass project- one of the top three most dangerous street intersections in California. For years, it has been the site of several fatal train crashes. “When I was elected in 2014, I pledged to make Ventura County my priority every single day. That is why I am so proud to make the announcement that funding was approved for Rice Avenue,” said Assemblymember Irwin.