The Council received from City staff earlier this month $150 million in proposed infrastructure projects to repair our streets, sidewalks, alleys parks, libraries, community centers and other buildings. The Council also considered investments to enhance the public safety of our city. These repairs and improvements can only be implemented if new revenue comes to the City.
As you may be aware, Measure “A” was placed on the June 7th ballot by the City Council. The Council also passed a Resolution to express its intent to spend any such sales tax revenue on public safety services, police patrols, emergency 9-1-1 response, fire prevention, paramedic services, repairing streets, sidewalks and alleys, and improving and upgrading the City’s water system for conservation.
The plan prepared by staff also includes improvements to other public infrastructure such as libraries and parks, upgrades to storm water pump stations to prevent flooding during heavy rains, and making needed repairs and upgrades to fire stations, the Police Crime Lab, the Police and Fire Academies, the Public Safety building, the Emergency Operations Center, the Health Department and the Companion Animal Village.
Citywide some of the improvements and repairs will be:
- More than $100 million for repair and paving of our streets, sidewalks and alleys.
- More than $18 million for park repairs and upgrades.
- $3.7 million to repair city libraries and install equipment for use by the hearing impaired.
In the 9th District, some of the improvements the Council included on its priority list are:
- Major investments to streets, sidewalks, alleys, and courts across the district
- Improvements and repairs to storm water pump stations to prevent flooding when we experience heavy rains
- Investments to improve storm drains
- $4 million to improve the Community Center at Houghton Park
- Tree trimming in the District
- Water conservation projects
If you have any questions, please contact my office at (562) 570-6137.