City to Hold Workshops on Redevelopment Project

The city is planning to hold a series of workshops to inform Lawndale voters about a ballot measure that would allow the City Council and Redevelopment Agency to spend up to $15 million to revitalize Hawthorne Boulevard.

City officials have proposed a plan to move parking from the center median to the sides and to spruce up the area in an attempt to attract more businesses and customers.

The one-mile strip just off the San Diego Freeway has not been renovated since businesses opened there at least 30 years ago, city officials said.

The redevelopment would be funded with money from an Urban Development Action Grant and funds from Proposition C, a 1990 voter-approved sales tax measure.

Although the project would be completed at no cost to residents, voters must approve the plan. The Lawndale municipal code requires a vote on any public improvement project that costs more than $1 million.

Community meetings have been scheduled for April 1 and April 9 at 6 p.m. in Lawndale City Hall, 14717 Burin Ave.

Information: (310) 970-2100.

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