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NEARLY 100 CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS PROJECTS PLANNED FOR ANAHEIM THIS FISCAL YEAR
ANAHEIM, Calif. (July 21, 2014) – Anaheim residents can look forward to nearly 100 capital improvement projects for 2014/15. As part of the City of Anaheim’s $1.6 billion approved budget for this fiscal year, the City is committed to the community and improving its neighborhoods and infrastructure.
Capital improvements projects include:
• Anaheim Convention Center
• Community and Economic Development
• Sewer and Storm Drains
• Improvements to streets, including roadway construction and reconstruction, electric undergrounding, and new traffic signals at various locations citywide
• Opening or renovation of parks and community centers, including two dog parks (at La Palma Park and Olive Hills Park), Paul Revere Park, Miraloma Park and Community Center, and Ponderosa Park, Gym and Family Resource Center
• Pedestrian improvements in the Anaheim Canyon Business District, including urban greening and safe walkways. More than 32% of Anaheim’s jobs are located in this district
• Transit corridor beautification, including historic street lighting and landscaping
• Upgraded sewer and storm drains at various locations throughout the City
• Water system upgrades at various locations, including the Linda Vista Reservoir and Pump Station, which can provide up to one-third of water needs for Anaheim customers on a daily basis
By approving the Fiscal Year 2014/15 budget, the City Council committed to a community investment of more than $316 million for new or improved parks and community centers, continuing street and transportation improvements, and utility system upgrades. The FY 2014/15 budget, approved on June 17, represents an increase of 3.7% from the previous year.
Based on the five-year General Fund plan, the City will include an additional $2.9 million in public safety and neighborhood service enhancements on an ongoing basis. Additionally, the City added $3 million in one-time projects and purchases to benefit both neighborhood services and public safety, funded by additional revenue in the current year primarily from increased transient occupancy tax (TOT) and sales tax.
For additional information about the nearly 100 capital improvement projects, please visit www.anaheim.net/capitalprojects. In addition, maps and information on the capital projects are on display at City Hall, Anaheim’s Community and Youth Centers, and Central, Euclid, Sunkist and Canyon libraries.
For information on the City’s budget, please visit www.anaheim.net/finance.
For more information on the City of Anaheim, please visit www.anaheim.net.
ABOUT ANAHEIM –The City of Anaheim, founded in 1857, is one of the nation’s premier municipalities and is one of California’s most populous cities. Anaheim covers 50 square miles with more than 346,000 residents and more than 2,900 City employees. The municipal corporation’s annual budget is $1.6 billion. Anaheim supports a thriving business community with companies such as Carl Karcher Enterprises, Inc., L-3 Communications, Pacific Sunwear, and Disneyland Resort. Successful sports franchises call Anaheim home, including Angels Baseball, Anaheim Ducks, the U.S. Men’s National Volleyball Team, and the 2012 Olympic Games Silver Medal winning U.S. Women’s National Volleyball Team. Anaheim also boasts world-class meeting and entertainment venues with the Anaheim Convention Center, LEED-certified and the largest on the west coast, Honda Center, City National Grove of Anaheim, Anaheim GardenWalk, and Angel Stadium of Anaheim. In addition, Anaheim embraces its vibrant cultural arts community, including the world-renowned Anaheim Ballet. Annually, Anaheim welcomes millions of visitors to the city, truly making it where the world comes to live, work and play. For more information, please visit www.anaheim.net.