Assemblymember Irwin Statement on the Tragedy at the Borderline Bar and Grill

(Thousand Oaks, CA) – “Our community has been devastated by the senseless tragedy at the Borderline Bar and Grill last night,” said Assemblymember Jacqui Irwin. “Today, we are reminded that tragedies like this can occur even in the safest of communities. My heart goes out to the families and friends of those that lost their lives.

Assemblymember Irwin Bill to support LGBTQ aging signed by Governor Brown

SACRAMENTO – AB 2719, authored by Assemblymember Jacqui Irwin (D- Thousand Oaks), was signed into law by Governor Jerry Brown last week. This new law adds sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression to the definition of elderly communities to be given priority consideration for programs and services administered through the California Department of Aging.

Assemblywoman Irwin secures $9.5 million for Oxnard sewer plant repairs

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.”