CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 26, 1996
Adding to its busy construction schedule, South Gate is gearing up to build two 1.8-million-gallon reservoirs atop an abandoned parking lot. The project is expected to begin early next year and is estimated to cost $3.4 million, nearly all of which will be paid through federal and county funds. Before building can begin, an empty lot off Tweedy Boulevard in the western portion of the city needs environmental mitigation work.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 20, 1996
Though their solution remains the same, engineers studying South Gate's crumbling sewer system warn that recent sinkholes and sewage backups could make repairs far more urgent than they expected just a year ago. During five meetings with residents over the next month, city staff members hope to build support for a $10-million municipal bond to pay for repairs to about a third of the 90-mile system.
June 11, 1995 |
An overhaul of the city's main thoroughfare, Firestone Boulevard, is expected to begin by mid-July. On Tuesday, the City Council is expected to approve a $2.9-million construction contract awarded to Sully-Miller Contracting Co. Four miles of the boulevard between Alameda Street and the city's eastern limits will be repaired over 120 days. State and county funds will finance the project.
February 19, 1995 |
Use caution when flushing. It may mean trouble for your toilet--and wallet. South Gate's sewer system is crumbling and there isn't much money to fix it. Typically, when a sewer pipe breaks, toilets back up and the water is shut down for weeks until repairs are made. In an effort to cover the yearly cost of repairs and balance the $1-million sewer budget--sacked by a string of sewer problems--the city could nearly double sewer charges. That prospect disturbs some residents.
January 29, 1995 |
Since the beginning of the year, the city has offered a limited number of interest-free home loans to low- and moderate-income buyers who live or work in the city. Mayor Albert Robles, who voted to approve the program last year, was one of the first applicants for one of 16 moderate-income loans. He maintained that applying for the program does not constitute a conflict of interest. "If it was a problem, I wouldn't have done it," said Robles, adding that seven slots were still available.
October 17, 1993 |
The city embarked last week on the first phase of a major street repair program that will fix or replace all 128 miles of the city's streets within 10 years. The $17-million repair program was developed after a yearlong study analyzed the condition of every block of city roads and recommended repairs. The first stage, which began Thursday, is a $700,000 project paid for through state gasoline tax funds that will fix 25% of the city's roads in four weeks.