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)
KNABE TO ANNOUNCE $9.2 MILLION
IN LONG BEACH AREA PROJECTS
LOS ANGELES, November 4, 2009 – During his annual State of the County address today, Supervisor Don Knabe, Chairman of the Board of Supervisors, will announce that he will be funding $9.2 million towards two capital projects in the Long Beach area. The projects, which are the improvement of the Lakewood Golf Course and the refurbishment of the San Gabriel River Bike Path, are part of a larger investment of that Knabe will be announcing at the event.
Residents in Cities of Long Beach, Hawaiian Gardens, Lakewood, Artesia, Cerritos, Bellflower, Norwalk, Whittier, and Downey will soon be able to enjoy vast improvements to the San Gabriel River Bike Path. $3.57 million will be invested to refurbish and rebuild nearly 8 miles of the path, from Del Amo Boulevard to Florence Avenue.
In addition, the Lakewood Golf Course will receive $5.63 million in upgrades for additional storage, numerous handicap access improvements, and junior golf access.
Supervisor Knabe’s commitment of $9.2 million in capital project funds for the Long Beach area and the Gateway cities is part of a series of projects the Supervisor will be funding across the Fourth District this year, totaling nearly $42 million in construction projects that will lead to hundreds of jobs and many new community facilities for recreation, social services, and public safety. Supervisor Knabe will announce all the projects and the funding levels during his annual State of the County address at the Long Beach Convention Center on November 4.
For the first time, Supervisor Knabe’s speech will be broadcast live on the Internet at www.knabe.com. The event begins at 11:30 a.m., but the Internet broadcast will begin at approximately 12:30 p.m., once the Supervisor actually begins his speech. Viewers can log on to on www.knabe.com on Wednesday, November 4, beginning at 12:30 p.m. to see the Supervisor’s speech.
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