A handful of cities in the Inner Empire have received more than $ 15 million in state grants to help fund projects.
Pedestrian crossings in SEKa revitalized alley in San Bernardino and beautifying city streets in Pomona are among the projects that will benefit from the $ 296 million that will be awarded across California.
On Tuesday, March 1, Gov. Gavin Newsom announced that undeveloped communities will receive grants for clean California to remove debris and transform public spaces into points of pride. The program will fund 105 community improvement projects and create about 3,600 jobs, according to a press release.
Projects include art installations, garbage removal, landscaping, safety improvements, and pedestrian and bicycle paths. The effort is part of $ 1.1 billion Pure California program launched by Caltrans in July 2021 to help reduce waste, beautify public spaces, and create jobs.
“Clean California is a historic investment that transforms ugly roads across our state into community pride places for all Californians,” Newsom said in a statement.
Grant recipients must complete projects by June 30, 2024. This week’s news continues last month’s announcement of $ 312 million for 126 landscaping projects along state highways. The governor’s latest budget proposed an additional $ 100 million to fund more similar efforts.
The following inland cities have been awarded state grants:
Pomona: $ 4.9 million
The Holt Avenue Corridor project aims to clear and improve the accessibility of the Holt Avenue corridor to the city center. This will include paving sidewalks, adding lighting, installing trash cans, and adding art to electrical boxes.
“We hope it’s the beginning of a transformation along Holt Avenue, so it’s a big deal for the city,” Public Works Director Rene Guerrero said on Friday, March 4th. “This funding really gives the area a boost and a new look. For that corridor.”
Additional lighting and a mural will be installed on the Garey Avenue underpass near the downtown transit station. The grant will also fund a marketing campaign to create community awareness, education and involvement for eight landscaping events between June 2022 and June 2024.
Montclair: $ 4.1 million
Sunset Park, at 4351 Orchard St., has decided to take a new walkway along its perimeter, exercise stations, picnic tables, benches, water fountains and a new bath.
The project will also fund the creation of the San Antonio Creek Trail, which when completed will extend the length of the city, according to Caltrans.
San Bernardino: $ 722,772
San Bernardino will transform an unused 3800-square-foot alley on Route 4, between streets D and E in the Historic Arts District. This will include removing damaged ground asphalt, improving the irrigation system, adding two bicycle racks and new exterior lighting.
Other highlights include the installation of a garden wall, a neon sign, new living areas, the construction of a 500-square-meter stage and murals by local artists. To complement the project, the city will support an educational and informational initiative that promotes a clean community.
Perris: $ 2.8 million
Copper Creek Park will see the installation of a new hiking trail, a playground, a butterfly garden with educational signs and new pieces of public art representing the area’s history and culture. Improvements will also be made to irrigation and landscaping.
Also proposed is a monthly “Keep Your Park Beautiful” social media campaign and the organization of annual community cleanups in the park.
Corona: $ 5 million
A network of old alleys in Corona will see new life with a project creating pedestrian paths, sunlight from dusk to dawn and new sidewalks that will be used to capture storm waters.
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