Senator Leyva, Assemblymember Rodriguez, Community Leaders Celebrate $35 Million Award Impact to City of Ontario

Project Plans Will Be On Hand at Press Conference

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

SACRAMENTO – On Friday, March 23rd at 10:30am, Senator Connie M. Leyva and Assemblymember Freddie Rodriguez—along with City of Ontario and California Strategic Growth Council leaders, community activists, and related stakeholders—are announcing and celebrating the recent $35 million competitive grant award by the state to Ontario as part of their Transformative Climate Communities (TCC) Program.

Funded with Cap-and-Trade Program auction proceeds, these important funds will help revitalize Ontario’s downtown area and improve public transportation and pedestrian/bicycle facilities, increase affordable housing, offer enhanced energy efficiency opportunities, and boost food security and green space in the community.

**Media planning to attend should RSVP to Sergio.Reyes@sen.ca.gov**

WHAT:          City of Ontario Transformative Climate Communities Award Press Conference

WHO:          Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino)            

        Assemblymember Freddie Rodriguez (D-Pomona)

                    Ontario Mayor Paul S. Leon

                    Ontario Council Member Jim W. Bowman

                    Strategic Growth Council Member Michael Flad

                    Huerta del Valle Executive Director Maria Teresa Alonso                     

WHEN:          Friday, March 23, 2018 @ 10:30am

WHERE:       Vacant cleared lot on the southeastern corner of East B Street & Euclid Avenue (Across from the Ontario Town Square)