Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) announced his final list of community projects for consideration of federal priority spending. The House of Representatives altered funding procedures earlier this year to allow Members of Congress to nominate up to five infrastructure projects and ten non-infrastructure projects in their district. The projects must meet stringent criteria including having significant state or local matching funds, be in the planning process already, and be under $15 million in requested funds. Cities, counties, hospitals and water districts within LaMalfa’s district were given the criteria and asked to submit projects that met the requirements. Transportation infrastructure projects were announced earlier this week. Congressional Member designated projects are not guaranteed to receive funding but are a publicly available priority list that allow projects to receive additional opportunities for federal funding.
LaMalfa said, “The community projects I have nominated for additional federal funding consideration have a range of strong community benefits that are worthy of federal support. From expanding sewer lines and rural broadband access to assisting law enforcement and hospitals, these are the types of community projects that are for government to help advance. I will continue to work to help North State communities improve the lives of our citizens through advocating for good policies and the responsible use of taxpayer dollars.
1. Chico Sewer Master Plan Project P-18 Trunk Line, $8,000,000, Sponsored by the City of Chico – Funds the shovel ready expansion of sewer in South Chico that allows for Paradise to connect to the Chico system if approved. It also will help with housing and parks in the South Chico area.
2. Plumas Sierra Telecomm Lassen County Project, $5,333,597, Sponsored by Plumas-Sierra Telecommunications – Expand broadband access through southern and central Lassen County.
3. Ponderosa West Grass Valley Defense Zone, $1,750,000, Sponsored by Nevada County – Fuels reduction work on over 600 acres of private and public lands to protect 3,000 residents in wildland-urban interface near Lake Wildwood, Penn Valley, Rough and Ready, and Grass Valley.
4. Shasta Community Health Center Facilities Expansion, $750,000, Sponsored by the Shasta County Community Health Center – Assistance with building a new maternity, pediatric and women’s health facility across the street from their main health center.
5. North San Juan Fire Suppression System, $1,050,000, Sponsored by Nevada County – Install a 330,000 gallon water storage tank, pipeline and fire hydrants in a town currently with no water for emergency water for fire suppression.
6. Paradise Police Radio Upgrade, $615,362.52, Sponsored by the Town of Paradise – Provide for the restoration and modernization of the town’s radio infrastructure that was destroyed in the Camp Fire.
7. Placer County Body-Worn Cameras (BWCs), $580,000, Sponsored by Placer County – Will enable the county to assign BWCs to all sworn-in Field Operations and to Correctional Officer staff for use in both of Placer County’s Corrections facilities.
8. City of Anderson: New Sewer/Storm Drain Cleaner Truck, $478,000, Sponsored by the City of Anderson – Provide the city the necessary equipment to maintain sewer collection pipelines and clean and flush storm drain lines to stay in compliance with state regulations.
9. Oroville Memorial Veterans Park, ADA Accessibility, and River Access Improvement Project, $1,400,000, Sponsored by Butte County – Requests the final piece of funding needed to complete the Oroville Memorial Veterans Park project, which will improve access to the Oroville Veterans Memorial Hall and nearby trails along the Feather River for disabled individuals.
10. Nevada County Sheriff’s Department Radio Infrastructure Improvements, $4,800,000, Sponsored by the Nevada County Sheriff’s Department – Improve radio infrastructure for first responders during times of natural disaster or large-scale incidents requiring multi-agency response.
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