NEWS FROM DON KNABE
Supervisor, Fourth District
County of Los Angeles
822 Hahn Hall of Administration
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: David A. Sommers
(213) 453-6446 (cell)
FUNDING APPROVED FOR RENOVATION AND EXPANSION OF
SAN PEDRO SERVICE CENTER
LOS ANGELES, July 9, 2008 – The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors has unanimously approved almost $2.5 million in funding to renovate and expand the San Pedro Service Center.
The San Pedro Community and Senior Services Center Addition Project will consist of interior and exterior facility renovations and reconfigurations to adequately support program operations and services while making the facility compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act. The total budget for the project is $2,480,000, which will be fully funded by Fourth Supervisorial District Capital Improvement funds.
“The San Pedro Service Center has been a vital community resource throughout the years,” said Supervisor Knabe. “The approval of this funding ensures that the Service Center, which has served the San Pedro community so well, remains a great resource for the community for many years to come.”
The San Pedro Community and Senior Services Center, which opened its doors in 1972, has continued to expand its services over the years, while receiving few upgrades. Recent studies revealed that the center simply outgrew its current configuration and required substantial modifications due to the shortage of space and the overall condition of the building. The center, located at 769 West Third Street in San Pedro, currently provides a wide array of services to the community, ranging from a senior meals program, child care services, computer and citizenship classes, food pantry, toy loan center, and more.
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