Cycle 1 Implementation Q & A
For the August Cycle 1 project implementation update, PB staff asked the project implementers to answer questions. Several questions were posed to Gabe Lanusse, Greater Vallejo Recreation District (GVRD), coordinating most of the Parks & Recreation Improvements, and Sean Sanchez, City of Vallejo Public Works Department, coordinating the Potholes & Street Repair Project.
Potholes and Street Repairs - $550,000
How are PB funds different from other funds received for paving and street repair?
Street Maintenance Supervisor
The streets we are repairing with PB funds are streets that do not qualify for Federal Funding or Pavement Condition Index (PCI) projects. This includes all residential streets. Streets selected may be complaint driven or have a history of habitual potholes or other street distress.
How has PB impacted your employees and the community?
The public is generally happy to our see our crews making any repairs to their streets. My crew and I appreciate having the PB money to help make needed repairs to City streets.
Parks & Recreation Improvements - $621,500
(GVRD received $371,500)
The delegates requested improvements at specific parks based on need. What is GVRD's budget for park improvements, and how does the PB allocation help GVRD to supplement that amount?
We have a line item in our budget for Buildings and Grounds. This budget covers all buildings located within our park system, as well as the parks themselves. [Before PB funds] it is roughly $24,000, which only helps with maintaining what we have, at a bare minimum. The PB money has given us an injection of funds to raise the standard of improvements on key components within Vallejo Parks.
What are a few of the improvements that have been completed so far?
Since our work began in March, Grant Mahoney has received picnic tables, Ping Pong tables and a new pathway, completing the upgrades requested for that site. We have plenty of other tasks to complete.
What improvements will residents be able to enjoy this fall?
I am happy that improvements to the restrooms at Crest Ranch Park, Hanns Park, and Blue Rock Springs Park are in the works. My personal favorite though, are the upcoming improvements to the playgrounds throughout Vallejo.
To learn more about Cycle 1 project implementation, the PB Vallejo website features a page on each project: ci.vallejo.ca.us/PBCycle1Projects.