Funding allocated for construction of Rios Canyon Road sidewalks

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Finally, Lakeside’s sidewalks are getting some attention.

The projects selected for 2018-19 Community Development Block Grant funding include sidewalks for a segment of Rios Canyon Road.

The adoption of the County of San Diego’s 2018-19 annual funding plan for Community Development Block Grant, HOME Investment Partnerships, Emergency Shelter Grant, and Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS programs includes $266,945 for the design and construction of sidewalks and other pedestrian improvements on the Lakeside street. 

Finally, Lakeside’s sidewalks are getting some attention.

The projects selected for 2018-19 Community Development Block Grant funding include sidewalks for a segment of Rios Canyon Road.

The adoption of the County of San Diego’s 2018-19 annual funding plan for Community Development Block Grant, HOME Investment Partnerships, Emergency Shelter Grant, and Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS programs includes $266,945 for the design and construction of sidewalks and other pedestrian improvements on the Lakeside street. 

The annual funding plan was approved on a 4-0 San Diego County Board of Supervisors vote April 17 with Ron Roberts in Asia. The total 2018-19 CDBG funding for the county’s unincorporated area is $1,188,037 including the Rios Canyon Road sidewalks.

Community Development Block Grant projects are intended to revitalize lower-income communities. 

The proposals were selected based on criteria, which include benefit to lower-income residents, health and safety considerations, the ability to leverage block grant funds into additional revenue, and availability of alternate funding sources. 

The allocations are based on 2018-19 entitlement figures from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), which provides funding for the programs.

The Rios Canyon Road sidewalk project would fund the design and construction of sidewalks between Legacy Court and the 14300 block of Rios Canyon Road. 

Although the project will likely be exempt from California Environmental Quality Act review, the Federal funding makes it subject to National Environmental Protection Act review which could include a finding of no significant impact and the allocated CDBG funding includes $2,945 for environmental review.  The sidewalk project is expected to be complete by June 2019.

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