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U.S. EPA GIVES $250,000 TO REVITALIZE GATEWAY CITIES

Release Date: 11/16/2000
Contact Information: Randy Wittorp, U.S. EPA, (415) 744-1589, Gateway Cities COG, Dion Jackson, (310)704-3679

     Grant presentation to be held November 21st
   
     MAYWOOD, Calif. -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will present a $250,000  brownfields grant to the City of South Gate on Tues., November 21
at 9:30 a.m. at the Maywood River Park.  The City of South Gate has partnered with the Gateway Cities Council of Governments to inventory industrial brownfields sites and conduct environmental assessments and develop cleanup plans.  One site will become a part of the Maywood River Park.

     The industrial brownfields project will target sites in the cities of Bell, Bell Gardens, Commerce, Compton, Cudahy, Huntington Park, Maywood, Paramount, South Gate and Vernon.  Historically, these cities relied on manufacturing for economic development and jobs.  To date, 76 brownfields have been identified within the ten cities, totaling 124 acres.

            WHO:  The U.S. EPA and the Gateway Cities Council of Governments

            WHAT:  Presentation of a $250,000 brownfields grant to the City of

                   South Gate

            DATE:  Tuesday, November 21

            TIME:  Presentation, 9:30 a.m.

            LOCATION:  Maywood River Park
                       59th and Walker, southeast corner
                       Maywood, Calif.
         
Directions from the I-710 Freeway:  Take Atlantic Blvd. Exit - follow signs and head West and South to Maywood. Turn Left onto Slauson Avenue (East). Turn Right onto Alamo Avenue (South). Turn Left onto 59th Place (East). Turn Right onto Walker Avenue (South) and you've arrived. Please park on the right-hand side of the street or along 59th  Place.

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