California District 3 Assemblyman Kevin Kiley has requested $35 million dollars in funding requests for projects across the district. Five million of the requested funds will to go towards two Folsom projects longtime Folsom projects
As part of the annual federal budget process, Members of Congress are authorized to submit up to 15 projects to receive consideration for federal funding. Including matching funds, these projects total over $180 million and would represent a historic investment in our community with benefits for decades to come.
According to the press release from Kiley’s office detailing the requests, the projects must still be considered by the Appropriations Committee and a federal budget passed in order for funds to be disbursed, official submission by a Member of Congress is a necessary and major step forward in the federal funding process.
“Through the federal budget process, I have submitted over $35 million in funding requests for our community. The projects I am advocating for would alleviate traffic congestion in South Placer and Folsom, increase public safety, ensure access to safe drinking water, and significantly bolster fire-fighting capabilities across the Tahoe region and Eastern Sierras,” said Kiley. “I will never stop fighting to return taxpayer dollars to our community to fund projects vital to our health, safety, and welfare.”
Topping the dual projects in Folsom will be the US-50/Empire Ranch Road Interchange Project .This request would allocate $4,000,000 to the City of Folsom to construct a new interchange on US 50, thereby reducing traffic congestion and improving safety.
The second Folsom project is the Folsom Lake Crossing Safety Improvement Project: This request would allocate $1,040,000 to the City of Folsom to add a median barrier rail to Folsom Lake Crossing. The project would minimize head-on collisions and the resulting injuries and casualties, according to the release.
Additional funding requests throughout California’s District 3 outside of Folsom, include the following:
Roseville Blue Oaks BLVD Roadway and Bridge Widening Project: This request would allocate $3,200,000 to the City of Roseville to widen Blue Oaks Boulevard and bridge to alleviate a transportation bottleneck in Roseville.
Placer County First Responders Radio Interoperability Project: This request would allocate $1,360,000 to Placer County to purchase 160 Motorola APX 8000 dual-band radios for the Sheriff’s Office.
Truckee Law Enforcement Radio Project: This request would allocate $750,000 to the Truckee Police Department to purchase triband radios.
PRIDE Industries Transportation Modernization Project: This request would allocate $1,000,000 to the non-profit PRIDE Industries to modernize their transportation fleet to drive people with intellectual and development disabilities to their job site, thereby promoting their independence and access to employment opportunities while reducing reliance on social welfare programs.
City of Loyalton Water Infrastructure Project: This request would allocate $5,000,000 to the City of Loyalton to replace the deteriorating main water line and would ensure access to safe drinking water, as well as enable the fire department to better fight fires.
Kings Beach Drinking Water and Fire Suppression Improvement Project: This request would allocate $2,241,750 to the North Tahoe Public Utility District to replace old and undersized water pipes, install new fire hydrants, and improve water supply for fire suppression in Kings Beach.
PST A-15 Broadband Project: This request would allocate $4,224,000 to the Plumas-Sierra Rural Electric Co-Op to construct middle and last-mile fiber optic networks to rural residents in the A-15 and Valley Ranch areas.
Bridgeport Ambulance Replacement Project: This request would allocate $214,500 to Mono County to replace an ambulance used by a critical care facility that no longer complies with emergency response vehicle safety standards.
Kokila Reservoir Replacement Project: This request would allocate $4,000,000 to the San Juan Water District to replace the aging Kokila Reservoir with a new partially buried prestressed tank. The project would ensure over 330,000 Placer and Sacramento County residents continue to have access to safe and reliable drinking water.
Georgetown Divide Public Utility District Water Reliability and Fire Resiliency Storage Tank Project: This request would allocate $1,500,000 to the Georgetown Divide Public Utility District to construct a 2-million-gallon fire resilient water storage tank to aid in fire suppression efforts.
Golden Sierra High School Biomass Generator and On-Site Sawmill Project: This request would allocate $2,625,000 to the Black Oak Mine Unified School District to install a biomass generator system, expand the existing CTE Wood Shop Mill and Class Program, establish an on-site sawmill, and develop a new forest management service.
Southern Inyo Fire District Fire Stations Project: This request would allocate $1,500,000 to Inyo County to construct two fire stations in Tecopa Hot Springs and Charleston View. South Tahoe Public Utility District for Enhancing the Resilience of Critical Water Infrastructure: This request would allocate $4,520,000 to the South Tahoe Public Utility District to replace deteriorating waterlines, improve infrastructure, and install new fire hydrants in order to better fight fires.
South Tahoe Public Utility District for Enhancing the Resilience of Critical Water Infrastructure: This request would allocate $4,520,000 to the South Tahoe Public Utility District to replace deteriorating waterlines, improve infrastructure, and install new fire hydrants in order to better fight fires.