Press Release of U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer

For Immediate Release:
December 14, 2009  
Washington D.C. Office (202) 224-3553

Boxer Secures Funding for Coachella Valley  


Washington, DC– Yesterday, the U.S. Senate passed an omnibus appropriations bill that includes funding requested by U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA) for key initiatives in the Coachella Valley.


The omnibus passed the Senate by a vote of 57 to 35 and now goes to President Obama for his signature.


The following are investments secured by Senator Boxer for the Coachella Valley:


Palm Springs International Airport Terminal Air Traffic Control Facilities Replacement

Amount: $2,000,000

Funding will be used to construct a new air traffic control tower at Palm Springs International Airport to replace the current, outdated tower that does not meet FAA codes and can no longer meet the airport’s needs as runways and taxiways have lengthened and airport traffic has increased.



Coachella Valley Anti-Gang Task Force Project

Location: Cathedral City, California

Amount: $500,000

Funds will support the Coachella Valley’s Anti-Gang Task Force, which is a proven, collaborative effort between federal, state and local law enforcement, prosecutors and community leaders that provides a comprehensive approach to reduce gang violence.



Desert Hot Springs Civic Center Complex Improvements

Location: Desert Hot Springs, California

Amount: $292,200

Funding will be used to improve Desert Hot Springs’ Civic Center Complex, which houses a Boys and Girls Club and City Administration offices.