During its meeting on June 20, the La Verne City Council approved and adopted the Fiscal Year 2022-2023 (FY 22-23) Budget, allocating $11.8 million in funding toward 22 projects and improvements as part of the City’s Capital Improvement Program (CIP). The CIP is dedicated to improving and maintaining infrastructure throughout La Verne.
“La Verne’s solid financial position allows us to fund these projects to keep the community thriving,” said Mayor Tim Hepburn. “These projects are essential to maintaining the City’s infrastructure and this investment would not be possible without staff’s dedication.”
Since its development in 2013, the CIP has delivered over $30 million in projects and other infrastructure improvements throughout the City. The 22 projects that are planned for this fiscal year are fully funded with the help of an additional allocation of $1.5 million in American Rescue Plan (ARPA) dollars toward the CIP. The General Fund’s Capital Improvement Fund currently supports approximately $500,000 of the CIP projects, covering 4% of the budget.
Upgrades and projects that are expected to take place during the current fiscal year include restroom improvements at Las Flores Park, Lowell Brandt Basketball Court Resurfacing, 6th Street and D Street crosswalk enhancements and Mainiero Square upgrades, which began last month.
In FY 21-22, the City completed six out of 16 CIP projects, including the 2021-2022 Pavement Rehabilitation Project, park refuse cans, A/C replacements at City Hall and sidewalk repairs throughout the City. Most of the CIP projects that were not completed due to staff and funding changes are also expected to kick off this year. The City Council will revisit the Traffic Signal-Wheeler South project during a later study session.
As part of La Verne’s forward-looking infrastructure plan, 40 projects and improvements, such as the Amherst Treatment Plan Upgrades and Heritage Park Gazebo, totaling $66.5 million are also programmed through FY 27-28.
“First and foremost, I would like to thank the Council for prioritizing these important projects and committing to invest in regular improvements that help us better serve La Verne,” said Public Works Director Shawn Igoe. “It is our utmost priority to keep La Verne a great place for residents, businesses and visitors, and the investment in CIP projects allows us to do just that.”
For more information about Public Works projects, visit the City’s website.