Fiscal Year 2022 Community Project Funding Requests

Bradley Road Bridge Construction

Proposed Recipient: City of Menifee

Recipient Address: 29844 Haun Road Menifee, CA 92586

Area Served: Menifee

Description: The city of Menifee has requested funding to replace a segment of Bradley Road at Salt Creek crossing with a bridge to address flooding issues during heavy precipitation events. The current configuration impedes traffic flow and emergency services to nearly 20% of the Menifee’s population. According to the city, the construction of this bridge will eliminate that delay, while enhancing safety and access to all.

Requested Amount: $3,000,000

Canyon Lake Water Treatment Plant Phase 1 Improvements Project

Proposed Recipient: Elsinore Valley Municipal Water District

Recipient Address: 31315 Chaney Street, Lake Elsinore, CA 92530

Area Served: Lake Elsinore

Description: The Canyon Lake Water Treatment Plant has been offline for approximately 18 months because elevated levels of PFAS chemicals were detected in the runoff. This project would upgrade the treatment plant so it can treat water to levels below the California regulatory limit and resume operations.

Requested Amount: $780,000

City of Hope CT Scanner Acquisition

Proposed Recipient: City of Hope, Corona

Recipient Address: 1500 East Duarte Road, Duarte, CA 91010 

Area Served: Corona, Riverside County

Description: The requested funding would allow the City of Hope to buy a new CT scanner for radiation oncology support as part of a facility expansion in Corona. According to the City of Hope, dedicated imaging for patients in preparation for undergoing radiation treatment is integral to providing radiation oncology services. The CT scanner will allow the clinic to evaluate the affected area and any positioning equipment prior to treatment. This is a different clinical application than more widely used diagnostic CT modality, and one that is not commonly found in community provider settings, but one that is essential.

Requested Amount: $700,000

I-15 Smart Freeway Project

Proposed Recipient: Riverside County Transportation Commission

Recipient Address: 4080 Lemon Street, 3rd Floor, Riverside, CA 92501

Area Served: Temecula, Murrieta

Description: The Interstate 15 “Smart Freeway Pilot Project” would install smart metering technology and signage at northbound I-15 on-ramps to monitor and regulate traffic flow onto the highway. This pilot program would alleviate congestion by managing traffic flow and with proof of concept could be regionally scalable. The project will be implemented between the San Diego County line and the I-15/I-215 split, and is included and consistent with adopted regional transportation plans.

Requested Amount: $3,000,000

Lake Elsinore Main Street Safety and Pedestrian Improvements Project

Proposed Recipient: City of Lake Elsinore

Recipient Address: 130 South Main Street, Lake Elsinore, CA 92530

Area Served: Lake Elsinore

Description: The project will install new crosswalks, safety signage, lighting, and other improvements to enhance walkability and pedestrian safety on Main Street in downtown Lake Elsinore. The downtown area has experienced a growth in the number of visitors and pedestrians. The requested funds will support this increased economic activity as well as improve safety of downtown visitors.

Requested Amount: $400,000

Lakeland Village Community Center Ball Fields Improvement Project

Proposed Recipient: Riverside County

Recipient Address: 4080 Lemon St, Riverside, CA 92501

Area Served: Lakeland Village and Lake Elsinore 

Description: The Lakeland Village Community Center is home to the local Boys and Girls Club and serves a low-income region of Riverside County. The project will fund improvements to the existing sports park by installing an artificial playing surface and recreational amenities. The unincorporated areas around Lake Elsinore lack other publicly available recreational facilities.

Requested Amount: $1,500,000

Loma Linda Mobile Emergency Operations Trailer

Proposed Recipient: Loma Linda University Medical Center Murrieta

Recipient Address: 28062 Baxter Rd, Murrieta, CA 92563

Area Served: Murrieta

Description: The requested funds would enable Loma Linda University Medical Center Murrieta to purchase a new, mobile emergency operations trailer and associated medical and functional equipment. The emergency assets would help the region better respond to emergency situations, disasters and other significant crisis events. The emergency operations trailer could also be deployed onsite in the Loma Linda University Medical Center Murrieta parking lot during incidents of unusually high volumes.

Requested Amount: $590,000

Prado Dam Spillway Mural

Proposed Recipient: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Recipient Address: 915 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90017

Area Served: Corona

Description: The requested funds would facilitate the re-painting of the patriotic mural on the Prado Dam spillway. A mural celebrating America’s bicentennial was originally painted on the spillway in 1976. The lead-based paint used to create the mural must be removed by the Corps of Engineers, using the requested funding, to address the public health risk. The Riverside County Flood Control and Water Conservation District will secure a permit to re-paint the bicentennial mural on the spillway once the original paint is removed.

Requested Amount: $9,072,000 ($2,500,000 for the Prado Dam Spillway lead-based paint removal in addition to the Budgeted amount of $6,572,000)

Quail Valley Septic-to-Sewer Conversion – Goetz Pipeline Phase

Proposed Recipient: Eastern Municipal Water District

Recipient Address: 2270 Trumble Rd, Perris, CA 92570

Area Served: Menifee, Lake Elsinore, Canyon Lake, and downstream water quality impacts

Description: Quail Valley is an ethnically diverse and disadvantaged community in Riverside County that regularly has failing septic tanks that overflow during rain events. As a result, raw sewage impacts the immediate community as well as downstream environments, including Canyon Lake, a drinking water reservoir. To address the significant challenges presented by Quail Valley’s failing septic tanks, Eastern Municipal Water District is working to convert homes to direct sewer connections. The requested funds are intended to construct the first phase of the septic to sewer conversion project for Subarea 4. The overall project has been identified as a priority for both the California Water Resources Control Board and the Santa Ana Regional Water Regional Water Quality Control Board.

Requested Amount: $2,500,000

Southwest Riverside County Regional Homeless Services

Proposed Recipient: City of Murrieta

Recipient Address: 1 Town Square, Murrieta, CA 92562

Area Served: Murrieta, Temecula, Wildomar, Lake Elsinore, and Menifee

Description: The cities of Murrieta, Temecula, Lake Elsinore, and Wildomar have joined together in a Regional Homeless Alliance. The requested funds will enable the Regional Homeless Alliance to provide additional case management and homeless outreach assistance.

Requested Amount: $500,000