Board of Supervisors District V

Posted on: August 14, 2013

2013-14 Keller Canyon Mitigation Grant Awardees

Keller Canyon mitigation grants announced

MARTINEZ (Aug. 13, 2013) – The Contra Costa Board of Supervisors approved this
morning the grants awarded from the Keller Canyon Landfill Mitigation Fund.

Out of the 108 applications for the 2013-14 fiscal year, District V Supervisor Federal D.
Glover and the Keller Canyon Review Committee selected 78 to receive grants from the
mitigation fund totaling $1,292,081. This year’s amount is slightly larger than last year’s
total of $1,206,175.

“It is a small increase,” noted Glover, “but at least it is a positive change and may be an indication of more construction occurring because of the improving economy.”

The mitigation fund was created by the supervisors when voters approved to locate a
dumpsite in the hills south of Bay Point and Pittsburg. The amount varies according to
the tonnage delivered to the landfill. In recent years, because of the recession, tonnage
decreased mainly because the amount of construction debris had reduced. The strong
emphasis on recycling by the waste companies also contributed to the decrease.

Most of the money is distributed to county agencies and community-based organizations
which improve the quality of life in Bay Point and Pittsburg after a strict evaluation
process by a review committee.

This year’s awards go to a wide-ranging list of programs that include activities for seniors
and youth at the Ambrose Center, Midnight Baseketball and a school resource officer, a
resident deputy and the school crossing guards in Bay Point.

A list of 2013-14 recipients can be viewed at:
http://www.co.contra-costa.ca.us/DocumentCenter/View/27429

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