Dear Southbank Resident:
We are very pleased to inform you that the County Watershed Protection District has been awarded two State grants for the SCR-3 Santa Clara River levee totaling $5.4-million. One grant in the amount $5-million is the maximum allowable construction grant amount and will be used toward new levee sections to close the “gap.” The second grant in the amount of $392,000 will be used for completion of plans and EIR.
The $5-million SCR-3 construction grant was the only WPD project to receive the maximum grant amount, and one of only a few in the State that received the maximum funding. Together, these two grants bring us much closer to having full project funding for this top-priority project.
The project schedule calls for a presentation of design alternatives to the Oxnard City Council this September, followed by presentations to Oxnard Neighborhood Councils. Completion of this vital project is one of my highest priorities for the coming years, and I will assure that WPD moves this project along as quickly as possible, and that residents are kept informed as project milestones are reached.
If you have any questions, please feel free to call my office at 654-2703.
Steve Bennett, County Supervisor