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Progress is being made on many fronts

BY SHERRI LIGHTNER

Councilwoman, 1st District

I’ve enjoyed working with many of you in the past few months on several La Jolla projects that have been under way for years.

In response to your efforts, the Torrey Pines Corridor Project was prioritized as the No. 1 project in our district to receive new federal stimulus TransNet funding for transportation projects. The mayor’s office has proposed $500,000 for the design of this project, which will include traffic calming measures, new sidewalks, beautification and bluff stabilization for the section of Torrey Pines Road from La Jolla Shores Drive to Prospect Place.

It’s been great working with the Friends of the Riford Center to obtain Community Development Block Grant funding for the construction of a new ADA-

accessible entrance to the senior center on La Jolla Boulevard. The Riford Center is also receiving city-funded roof repairs and other improvements that will allow it to continue to serve seniors in our community for years to come.

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Many community members have provided excellent suggestions for potential projects that could be funded with new federal stimulus Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant funding. The city has formed an Energy Efficiency Ad Hoc Committee to evaluate all the proposals it receives and to help determine the best uses for the $12.5 million in federal funds that the city is scheduled to receive.

The street lighting replacement project in the Village is moving along, and the new streetlights will soon be operational. Meanwhile, the newly installed Kellogg Park Playground in La Jolla Shores is a big success. If you haven’t had a chance to visit yet, please go check it out. Thank you to everyone for all their patience and hard work in bringing both of these great projects to fruition.

Please contact our office at (619) 236-6611 or

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sherrilightner@sandiego.gov

if we can ever be of assistance.