City of Rialto Receives $1.7 Million to Upgrade Emergency Equipment

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San Bernardino – On June 27, 2018 Governor Brown signed the 2018-2019 California State Budget that included $1,705,000 be allocated to the city of Rialto for vital service equipment and disability access improvements at their facilities. Assemblymember Eloise Reyes (D-San Bernardino) successfully advocated for the funds to be allocated for the city of Rialto, during the budget negotiation process.

“With these funds the city of Rialto can update their emergency equipment and bring their city facilities in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act,” said Assemblymember Reyes. “Furthermore, these funds will ensure the city of Rialto has adequate emergency equipment in the event of a large scale emergency.”

The city of Rialto will receive:

Emergency Power Generator – Emergency Operations Center

$120,000

Emergency Power Generator – Public Works Maintenance Facility

$120,000

Bucket  Truck-Maintenance Vehicle

$140,000

Traffic  Management Center Upgrade

$525,000

Citywide Traffic Signal Battery Backup System

$300,000

ADA City Facilities Compliance

$500,000

Rialto Mayor, Deborah Robertson, reacted to the line item in the California State budget, “The allocation identified in the Governor’s budget will greatly assist with our emergency management program and upgrades to our traffic management system and ultimate data center.  Rialto appreciates the working relations with our State Representative Assemblymember Eloise Gomez Reyes, and looks forward to deployment of the funds.”

Assemblymember Eloise Gómez Reyes represents Assembly District 47 which includes the cities of Fontana, Rialto, Colton, Grand Terrace, San Bernardino and the unincorporated areas of Muscoy and Bloomington.

Ron Harris is a journalist, adjunct professor at Howard University and co-author of the new book The Black and The Blue, A Cop Reveals Crimes, Racism and Injustice in America’s Law Enforcement

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