Beacon Program Participants Secure One-Third of State Funding For Urban Greening
The Institute for Local Government congratulates the following Beacon Program participants for successful grant submissions aimed at enhancing green infrastructure to help reduce greenhouse gas emissions, improve air quality and create healthier, more vibrant communities.
City of West Sacramento, $5,178,684, Sycamore Trail (Phase II/III) Extension Project
Alameda County, $4,100,000, San Leandro Creek Urban Greenway, Phase I
City of Richmond, $4,100,000, Greening the Yellow Brick Road
City of San Pablo, $3,999,540, Rumrill Complete Green Streets Phase II
City of Lynwood, $2,853,000, Lynwood Urban Bicycle Trail
City of Sacramento, $2,000,000, Railyards Green Streets
City of Sacramento, $1,800,000, Sacramento Northern Parkway & Bike Trail Enhancement
City of South Gate, $1,779,200, Long Beach Boulevard Complete Street Greening Project
City of Pomona, $1,390,069, Phil & Nell Soto Park
City of Oxnard, $1,200,000, Oxnard La Colonia Green Alleys Project
City of National City, $1,151,265, Paradise Creek Park
City of Visalia, $199,267, Mill Creek Beautification at Burke Street
Now is our opportunity to help those staff members impacted by the fires. In that light, ILG partner CSAC and the California Association of County Executives (CACE) have established The County Family Fire Fund to assist our impacted colleagues in rebuilding their homes and lives.
Seal on Diploma will be Badge of Honor for Civically Active California Students
Courtesy of EdSource
Created by Assembly Bill 24, the Seal of Civic Engagement will be added to diplomas of high school students who have successfully completed their history, government and civics courses and voluntarily participated in community service or extracurricular activities. Eligibility and criteria for the badge will be decided over the next two years by the Department of Education, and likely to be completed by the State Board of Education in early 2021. Read more.