San Diego now has the money needed to work on the damaged and missing infrastructure in the city's communities. Mayor Kevin Faulconer, today, visited City Heights with Councilmember Marti Emerald to tell locals the city has HUD Community Development Block Grant funds for fiscal year 2014-15 it will use to work on old sidewalks and streets.
Needs to improve the infrastructure Emerald called "critical" will stay around only until the city decides to spend the CDBG millions on community infrastructure projects and programs throughout the city. A damaged sidewalk at the City Heights corner the city officials visited will get taken care of.
Economic activity thrives in communities with well managed streetscapes and well built public facilities. The 2014-15 investment in infrastructure, the city plans, will create economic opportunities in the business and labor markets.
The next five years of infrastructure projects and programs will be named in the CDBG consolidated plan the city will submit to HUD by May 15th. Community development plans the mayor's office expects to get done during Faulconer's term in office will get built up using federal funds.
THis is a Center Line Policy ALert.