Congresswoman Linda Sánchez Meets With Artesia Leaders to Discuss Issues and Priorities for 2006

January 25, 2006
Press Release
ARTESIA - Working hard to improve our local communities, Congresswoman Linda Sánchez (CA-39) met with Mayor Larry R. Nelson and City Manager Maria Dadian at Artesia City Hall on Tuesday to discuss issues facing the city. Each year, Congresswoman Sánchez meets with mayors and other city officials from every city in the 39th District to identify ways the federal government can assist them.

“For every dollar paid in federal taxes, the state of California receives only 76 cents back,” said Congresswoman Sánchez. “These meetings are critical to determine the needs and priorities of the community, and discuss ways in which I can work to bring more federal dollars back to the 39th District so that we get our fair share.”

Specifically, Sánchez and city officials discussed many issues including federal funding secured by the Congresswoman for a regional project by the Gateway Council of Governments for an Intelligent Transportation System study on the Interstate 605-91 corridor, which is currently being developed and would improve traffic flow. Other issues discussed were the Congresswoman’s continuing efforts to win federal dollars for a downtown parking structure, which would reduce traffic and ease parking problems in the city.

“Whether it be investing in local road improvements, congestion or parking issues, I will continue to work to ensure the needs of Artesia are met at the federal level,” concluded Sánchez.

Most recently, Congresswoman Sánchez secured federal funds through the United States Postal Service for a parking lot renovation and the construction of a mail drop-off lane at the Artesia Post Office, which was completed in June of last year.