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 FUND A NEW $10.3 MILLION
FAMILY SERVICE CENTER IN WHITTIER
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 $10.3 million towards the construction of a new family service center in South Whittier. The project is part of a larger investment of that Knabe will be announcing at the event.
Supervisor Knabe will provide $10.32 million for the construction of the Whittier Area Recreation and Family Services Center at the Sheriff’s Training Center. The 11,000-square-foot project will include youth and adult job training programs, recreation programs, classrooms, and child care services. It will be operated by Helpline Youth Counseling, one of our local community-based organizations, which will also have office space inside.
Supervisor Knabe’s commitment of $10.32 million in capital project funds for the facility 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 today.
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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