2000 News Releases
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
DATE: Tuesday, November 21
TIME: Presentation, 9:30 a.m.
LOCATION: Maywood River Park
59th and Walker, southeast corner
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.