Assemblymember O’Donnell announces $23 million in state budget funding for local investments to enhance quality of life

For immediate release:

(SACRAMENTO) Assemblymember Patrick O’Donnell (D–Long Beach) has secured $23 million in funding in the state budget to promote local investments and improvements that will benefit the people of Assembly District 70.

“Improving the quality of life in our local communities has been a key priority for me throughout the eight years I have served in the State Assembly,” said Assemblymember O’Donnell. “Our state’s budget not only funds our schools, social services and other vital programs, it also provides important investments in our neighborhoods and communities.”

The 2022-23 California State Budget passed by the Legislature will contain funding for the following important community enhancements:

  • $3.8 million for completion of the walking trail along the San Gabriel River to the Pacific Ocean. 
  • $1.6 million for completion of the El Dorado Regional Park Youth Softball and Baseball Fields in the City of Long Beach. 
  • $10.2 million for improvements at El Dorado East Regional Park in the City of Long Beach.
  • $2.2 million for capital improvements of Camp Fire Long Beach in the City of Long Beach. 
  • $3.7 million for renovation and construction projects of Los Altos Family YMCA in the City of Long Beach. 
  • $1.6 million for improvements at Stearns Park in the City of Long Beach.

“I am proud to have advocated for these projects in our district,” said O’Donnell. “They will enhance our community parks and recreational opportunities especially for our children. I have long said that a tired kid is a good kid and parks keep kids busy. Community parks also pay outsized dividends for everyone in improving mental and physical wellbeing.”

The California State Budget legislation has been sent to Governor Newsom’s desk for his signature.

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Assemblymember Patrick O’Donnell (D-Long Beach) chairs the Assembly Education Committee and the Assembly Select Committees on Ports and Goods Movement. He represents District 70 which includes the communities of Long Beach, Signal Hill, San Pedro and Catalina Island.