Senator Leyva Secures $9.05 Million for 20th State Senate District Priorities

Tuesday, June 29, 2021

SACRAMENTO – Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino) is pleased to announce the following 20th State Senate District budget wins spearheaded by the Senator and approved by the California State Legislature yesterday to benefit families and communities across the district:

  • $2.5 million for California Theatre repairs and upgrades. This funding would restore and revitalize San Bernardino’s 1,700-seat California Theatre to be able to bring elevated performance opportunities to the community and region.
  • $1.5 million for a Colton Fire Department 100' ladder truck to more effectively reach lengths needed to fight large warehouse and other fires when they occur. It will have low-emissions diesel technology reducing emission exposure to firefighters & residents.
  • $1.5 million for Fairplex. The Career and Technical Education Center (CTEC) provides a wide spectrum of workforce development, hands-on and transformational programs that prepare students for long-term career pathways.
  • $1.1 million for Kids World Pomona. Modeled after successful projects in Santa Barbara & Seattle, Kids World Pomona will be a large, inclusive, all-abilities interactive playground with play features attracting youth and families from Pomona and the region.
  • $1.05 million for the creation of Lake Rialto using recycled water from the City of Rialto’s wastewater treatment plant--designed for the co-equal benefits of habitat management and public open space/educational facilities.
  • $1 million for Community Action Partnership of San Bernardino County. CAPSBC works with communities by supporting, advocating for and empowering residents to achieve self-reliance and economic stability. The primary work is in advocacy, and addressing homelessness and poverty.
  • $400,000 for dormitory improvements for Rialto Fire Stations. Funding will improve station dorm configurations and lack of privacy. This project will provide separation of sleeping quarters with individualized rooms for privacy in each fire station.