Armona’s water treatment project will move forward
HANFORD - Assemblymember Rudy Salas (D-Bakersfield) took immediate action when he learned that funding for Armona’s Water Treatment Project was in jeopardy by bringing together state and local parties. Recently, Salas held a conference call with all parties and worked with the California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) to ensure the project would meet the necessary requirements to obtain Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding.
The Armona Water Treatment Project will help deliver clean water to residents, improve water quality, and support services to new consumers. The Armona Community Services District applied for CDBG funding for the project, but their application was nearly denied after the HCD determined the submitted community income survey was insufficient.
Today, Kings County Board of Supervisors approved a plan developed with the state to ensure the project and funding will move forward. The plan authorizes the Armona Community Services District to complete an income survey that demonstrates the project meets CDBG eligibility requirements. The application will proceed and, under the proposed timeline, the new income survey will be submitted to HCD by April 2015.
“This is a great example of government coming together to help our community,” said Assemblymember Salas. “The residents of Armona deserve this water treatment project and I am happy to help in any way possible to see it through.”
“When the topic of Armona’s water project came up, I knew we had to get Assemblyman Salas involved,” said Supervisor Richard Valle.
On Friday, January 30, 2015, Assemblymember Salas will host a town hall at the Armona Community Center located at 11115 C Street from 5:30-7:00pm to update residents about the status of the project and answer outstanding questions. For more information contact his Hanford Office at (559) 585-7170.