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Assemblywoman Pilar Schiavo’s Statement on Budget Bills

For immediate release:

Sacramento, CA – Assemblywoman Pilar Schiavo released the following statement today regarding the recent budget bills signed by Governor Newsom:

“I’m happy to report that the Governor just signed the remaining budget bills, including AB 102, which amends the main budget bill and includes more than $20 million of investments we fought to bring back to our assembly district. I’m pleased to see that due to sound fiscal management, the Assembly has positioned our state well to deal with declining revenues. This enables us to protect the progress we've made in key priority areas, avoid cuts to core programs, and maintain a $38 billion reserve to safeguard against economic uncertainty, all without the need to raise taxes. I am especially pleased to announce that with the enactment of AB 102, I was able to secure more than $20 million in grants to 19 different agencies throughout Assembly District 40. Grants will be going to the following:

Housing & Homelessness Solutions

  • Penny Lane Centers/Abbey Road – Affordable Housing Renovation for Transition Age Youth: $314,000
  • Bridge to Home - Family Housing Units & Client Service Center: $1,250,000
  • CSU Northridge - Basic Needs Suite: $6,000,000
  • City of LA – Chatsworth TravelLodge Homekey Site Safety Improvements: $200,000

Improving Community Health and Wellness

  • SRD Straightening Reins – Solar Panels & Extreme Heat Protection Roof: $279,000
  • Community Integrated Services - Infrastructure and Technology Upgrades: $171,000
  • SCV Senior Center – Improved Assistance to Homebound Seniors: $411,000
  • Northeast Valley Health Corporation - Capital Infrastructure Improvements: $405,000
  • VIDA Mobile Clinic – Outreach and Medical Supplies: $136,000

Environment: Water and Fire Protection

  • SCV Water Agency – Removal and Management of Invasive weeds: $1,000,000
  • City of Santa Clarita – Emergency Mobile Command Unit: $1,507,000

Investing in Youth and Family Safety and Security

  • SCV Boys & Girls Club – Infrastructure Upgrades: $160,000
  • Child Care Resource Center – Food and Basic Needs Storage and Delivery: $400,000
  • Child & Family Center – Infrastructure and Safety Improvements: $593,000

School Safety and Infrastructure

  • LA Unified School District – Safety and Infrastructure Improvements at Kennedy High School: $2,000,000
  • Newhall School District – Safety and Security Upgrades: $3,953,000
  • William S. Hart Union School District – Safety and Wellness Upgrades: $123,000
  • Castaic Union School District – Shade Structures: $261,000
  • College of the Canyons – Simulation based training lab for Allied Healthcare and Emergency Medicine Students: $1,000,000

Each of these recipients provide a valuable service to our community and I’m happy to have secured these one-time infrastructure grant funds. We will continue to be strong advocates in Sacramento to ensure funds are disbursed as quickly as possible.”


Assemblywoman Pilar Schiavo was elected to the California State Assembly in November of 2022 to represent the 40th Assembly District, representing the Northwest San Fernando Valley and the Santa Clarita Valley. Upon her election, she was appointed as Assistant Majority Whip by the Speaker of the Assembly. Prior to her election, Assemblywoman Schiavo was a Nurse Advocate and Small Business Owner who worked in the labor movement for more than 20 years. Throughout her career, Assemblywoman Schiavo helped deliver healthcare, including reproductive healthcare, to more than one million people. In the Northwest San Fernando Valley, she co-founded an organization that helped secure housing for Veterans experiencing homelessness, has delivered more than 50,000 meals to people in need, and increased resources to help keep our communities safe. Assemblywoman Schiavo lives in Chatsworth with her daughter Sofia where they love to hike in the Santa Susana Mountains.