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2 Major Projects Included in Budget

The city’s budget for the coming fiscal year includes funds for two major projects: buying rights-of-way for the long-planned widening of Loma Street and adding on to the Civic Building.

The City Council has reviewed the budget and has set a public hearing and vote on the proposal at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.

City Manager Fred Maley said the fiscal plan designates $100,000 for the Loma Street project and $125,000 for the Civic Building at 17855 Santiago Blvd.

Money for the Loma Street project will come from the Orange County Transportation Authority, Maley said. The city expects to receive $100,000 this year for the first phase of the widening, which will take several years.

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Maley said the Civic Building construction calls for adding 1,200 square feet of office and administrative space, including an office for the city’s Community Access Television Corporation, now housed in a trailer.

Maley said the CATC, which oversees public use of cable television, will pay $40,000 to the city for its share of the Civic Building addition.

The city’s total proposed budget for the new fiscal year, which begins July 1, is $1.8 million.


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