Congresswoman Linda Sánchez Presents Federal Check for City of La Mirada

January 25, 2006
Press Release
LA MIRADA - On Tuesday, Congresswoman Linda Sánchez presented the city of La Mirada a check for $1.75 million in federal funds she was able to secure for local city projects. The funds include $150,000 for the La Mirada Aquatic Center, $125,000 for a City Hydrology Study, and $1.36 million from TEA-LU for improvements to Imperial Highway. Also included in TEA-LU was $120,000 for a regional project that will provide advanced engineering work on the widening of the I-5 freeway in La Mirada and five other cities between the 710 freeway and the Orange County line.

“From investing in local transportation improvements to flood control research to the construction of a new aquatic center, I will continue to work to ensure the needs of La Mirada are met at the federal level,” said Sánchez.

Working to improve our local communities, Congresswoman Linda Sánchez (CA-39) met with Mayor Bob Chotiner and other city officials at La Mirada 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 find 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.”

Congresswoman Sánchez also pledged her continuing support to the city of La Mirada, stating she will work in Congress to secure federal dollars for local projects such as renovation of Behringer Athletic Field, flood control improvements, and new busses with a fixed route system similar to that introduced in Cerritos intended to enhance public transportation and ease traffic congestion.