The city of Sacramento will receive nearly $150 million to improve the quality of life thanks to the new state budget signed by Governor Gavin Newsom last week, reports Sacramento City Express.
“A major thank you to Gov. Gavin Newsom and the Legislature for empowering our cities and counties to help the thousands suffering in the streets,” Mayor Darrell Steinberg said in a statement. “You led big once again, and we are grateful. We will use these resources wisely and aggressively."
According to City Express, the money will go to specific projects in the city like "new urban amenities" as well as $33.4 million over the next two years to address homelessness.
The following are some of the local projects the funding will go toward:
- $30 million for infrastructure needed to develop the Sacramento Railyards
- $30 million to provide grants to organizations to provide diapers to low-income families with infants or toddlers, including the Sacramento Food Bank and Family Services
- $2 million for the planting Justice project at Mangan Park, which will convert the shuttered City Tree Nursery into an urban agricultural hub
- $1.8 million to the City of Sacramento for an expansion of Fairytale Town
- $13.5 million to the City of Sacramento for community reinvestment
- $1 million for the Sacramento LGBT Community Center for capital improvements and costs
- $1 million for Capital Public Radio for equipment and seating for public performance space at 1010 8th Street in downtown Sacramento
You can see the rest of the state budget here.