Today, the Board of Supervisors approved two actions led by Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda L. Solis in direct investments in projects supporting the San Gabriel Valley: $3 million in repairs and enhancements to Bassett Park and $9.8 million for a new One-Stop Center in La Puente.
“I am working hard to invest in our local communities to ensure that every resident gets their fair share of County services and funding,” said Supervisor Solis. “Every family deserves a high-quality neighborhood park. This $3 million investment will revitalize this heavily-utilized park, enhancing Bassett Park programming and resources. This comprehensive revitalization of Bassett Park ensures that current and future generations will be able to have fun year-round. And by delivering accessible services for our communities in the San Gabriel Valley, more residents will receive enhanced customer service, which will increase their quality of life. I am excited to bring these projects and services to the San Gabriel Valley.”
The Board of Supervisors approved $3 million of Supervisor Solis’ Prop A discretionary funds to improve facilities at Bassett Park. Improvements to Bassett Park will include rehabilitation of park buildings, including the senior center community building, gymnasium, restroom, courtyard, and related spaces; enhanced general lighting to improve public safety; repair mechanical and plumbing issues; restore two synthetic soccer fields, and other related improvements. This project has a goal of 30 percent of craft worker hours to be completed by local residents and roughly $28,000 to be allocated for civic art.
The Board also approved a contract to DLS Builders for construction of a single-story 6,900-square-foot One-Stop Center in La Puente. The contract is worth $9.8 million. The center, to be located at 16005 Central Ave., will provide personalized customer service to people seeking building permits in La Puente and surrounding communities. The new center will be adjacent to La Puente’s City Hall. It will include a public counter for customer service, small conference rooms for County staff to meet with the public and provide residents one-stop services related to building and safety, regional planning, environmental programs, and public health matters. The project will also include a new parking lot with 33 stalls, fencing, and landscaping with drought-tolerant vegetation. In addition, this project also has a goal of 30 percent of craft worker hours to be completed by local residents, with at least 10 percent performed by workers facing employment barriers.
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