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Stimulus projects in L.A.

A sampling of how federal dollars are being spent

December 27, 2010

$100 million: Neighborhood stabilization

Program will acquire, restore and resell foreclosed properties, mostly in South Los Angeles and the Northeast San Fernando Valley. Some construction is expected to begin by next spring.

$65 million: Street improvements

About 100 miles of city roads will be resurfaced, along with sidewalk repairs by June 2012

$35 million: DWP water quality projects

Workers are more than halfway through upgrading two major water supply pipelines and placing a new cover over the 9.2-acre Santa Ynez reservoir in Pacific Palisades.

$16.2 million: Police

Funds are paying for the salary and benefits of 50 police officers over three years

$8.3 million: Weatherization of 1,638 low-income homes

DWP crews are in training with work to begin in 2011

$7.5 million: Traffic

25 new traffic lights and 85 new left-turn arrows will be installed by the end of 2011.

$7.5 million: Broadband access

188 high-speed Internet access points and more than 2,700 computers are being installed at libraries, recreation centers and job-training sites. Three-quarters of the work should be done by March.

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