Rep. Eshoo Secures Funding for 15 Bay Area Community Projects
PALO ALTO, C.A. – Today, U.S. Rep. Anna G. Eshoo (CA-18) announced she secured $21.4 million in the 2023 Appropriations bills for 15 community projects to improve the lives of residents in her Congressional District and region.
“This year I requested the Appropriations Committee fund 15 projects to provide more affordable housing, fix roads, build Caltrain crossings, improve our schools, and rebuild communities damaged by wildfire. I’m proud to announce that the Committee has included these projects in their appropriations bills which will be voted on by the full House,” said Rep. Eshoo.
$1.5 million for affordable housing
- $750,000 for the Sure Stay Hotel in San Jose to provide transitional housing for individuals experiencing homelessness.
- $750,000 to acquire, rehabilitate, and convert the 67-unit Crestview Hotel in Mountain View into permanent supportive housing.
$8.5 million for Caltrain crossings
- $4 million for the Middle Avenue Pedestrian/Bicycle Undercrossing project to build a tunnel under the Caltrain tracks to improve pedestrian safety in Menlo Park.
- $2.5 million for a bicycle/pedestrian undercrossing at the Caltrain crossing at the intersection of Evelyn Avenue and Bernardo Avenue in Mountain View.
- $2 million to support planning and design for eight Caltrain grade separation projects in Santa Clara County north of Diridon Station: four in Palo Alto, two in Mountain View, and two in Sunnyvale.
$6.62 million to improve transportation safety
- $1.52 million for a pedestrian path to connect downtown Saratoga with Hakone Gardens for pedestrians to safely access the gardens without walking along a dangerous stretch of Highway 9.
- $1.5 million to construct new sidewalks and improve pedestrian safety and accessibility in downtown Boulder Creek.
- $2 million to extend an existing bike lane on Highway 1 near Frenchman’s Creek Road in Half Moon Bay.
- $800,000 to resurface streets in the Sharp Park Priority Development Area in Pacifica, which has some of the worst pavement conditions in the entire Bay Area.
- $800,000 to build safety fencing to prevent deaths by suicide along the Caltrain corridor.
$1.6 million for education
- $1 million for a digital equity pilot program to provide broadband internet service to students and families in the Lakeside School District and Loma Prieta School District in Santa Clara County.
- $644,000 to provide mental health screening for fifth and sixth graders at Campbell Union Elementary School District.
$2.75 million for Santa Cruz Mountain Communities
- $2 million for design, planning, permitting, and site acquisition for a new wastewater system in Boulder Creek. The project will assist survivors of the CZU fire, protect the watershed, and improve water quality to enhance endangered species recovery.
- $750,000 to replace the play structure at Skypark in Scotts Valley. The current play structure is worn and failing, and the funding will allow the City to build a new play structure to better serve children of differing abilities.
$400,000 for outdoor recreation
- $400,000 to construct the Spooky Knoll Trail Project in El Sereno Open Space Preserve near Lexington Reservoir in Los Gatos. The project will connect existing trails in El Sereno with a planned Highway 17 overcrossing and trails on the other side of Highway 17.