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.”

Jacqui Irwin names county manager 2018 Veteran of the Year

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.

Stimulating and Engaging Program for Seniors Named 2018 Nonprofit of the Year

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.

A California Program Teaches Kids About the Legislature and Public Service

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.

Assemblymember Irwin Announces $68 million award for Rice Avenue Project in Oxnard

OXNARD – Earlier today, Assemblymember Jacqui Irwin hosted an event in Oxnard to announce $68.6 million dollars in funding for an overpass project at Rice Avenue and Fifth Street. This project will build a bridge at Rice Avenue over the train tracks in an area where several fatal train collisions have occurred.