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 San Diego County  


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 San Diego County.


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 San Diego County:


San Diego Police Department Crime Laboratory Technology Initiative

Amount: $200,000

Funding will be used to purchase new equipment for the San Diego Police Department’s crime lab that will enhance the police department’s ability to process forensic evidence.



San Diego County DA Gang and Drug Crime Investigation and Prosecution

Amount: $200,000

Amid budget cuts, this funding will be used to support San Diego County’s District Attorney to investigate and prosecute gang-related and drug crimes.



Interstate 805 Managed Lanes

Recipient: San Diego Association of Governments

Amount: $500,000

Funding will be used to reduce congestion on Interstate 805 by adding four managed lanes, additional segments of general purpose lanes, multiple access points and direct access ramps for buses and other public transportation.



Nordahl Bridge Replacement and SR 78 Widening Project

Recipient: City of Escondido

Amount: $500,000

Funding will be used to replace the bridge at Nordahl Road overpass and will widen exit ramps, Nordahl Road at bridge approaches and State Route 78 from Interstate 15 to Nordahl Road.



San Ysidro Facility Renovations

Recipient: San Ysidro Health Center

Amount: $250,000

Funding will be used to support much needed renovations to upgrade and retrofit the San Ysidro Health Center so that it can better provide health care and family support services to its low-income, primarily Latino patients.



Family Health Centers of San Diego Facilities Construction and Renovation

Amount: $100,000

Funding will be used to help the City Heights Family Health Center expand to a new, larger health care facility. The health center currently operates in a space that does not have the capacity to meet the needs of low-income, uninsured and underserved families in the community.