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Mendocino Coast Recreation & Park District Receives $602,160.00 Funding for The CV Starr Community Center, Feb 17, 2022

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Press Release

Mendocino Coast Recreation & Park District Receives $602,160.00 Funding for

The CV Starr Community Center

The Mendocino Coast Recreation & Park District announced it has received $602,160.00 in funding, which it plans to use for the operation and improvement of the C.V. Starr Community Center.  The funding is made available from a $100 million allocation provided by the State Legislature and Governor Gavin Newsom in the 2021-2022 State Budget.

“These funds will allow the District to replace many of the outdated and broken boilers which the C.V. Starr Center depends on to heat the pools, showers and the entire facility. This, along with many other projects that have been identified throughout the pandemic, will also be able to be addressed,” said Wooden, District Administrator. “We’re extremely grateful for this support.”

Our District’s mission is to provide opportunities on the Mendocino Coast that promote physical and mental well being for everyone, through active play, community enrichment, programs, and events.

This funding arrives after special districts across California experienced budget and staff cuts necessitated as a result of the COVID pandemic. Throughout 2020 and 2021, California’s special districts provided essential services to their local communities, maintained a large portion of the state’s critical infrastructure, and employed thousands of front-line workers, but initially received none of the COVID relief funding available to cities and counties.

“Special districts are addressing our biggest statewide challenges, all at the local level,” said Neil McCormick, CEO of the California Special Districts Association (CSDA). We applaud Governor Newsom and our Legislature for recognizing this and responding to our requests for partnership.  Special districts make a difference throughout California and this funding will make a difference in the communities special districts serve.”

Statewide, more than 2,000 independent special districts across the state serve the needs of all 40 million Californians at some level, and more than 60 percent of these local agencies provide specialized services to a disadvantaged community. 

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About CSDA: The California Special Districts Association is a 501c(6), not-for-profit association representing more than 2,000  independent special districts that provide water, sanitation, fire protection, park and recreation, healthcare, electricity, port and harbor, resource conservation, library, cemetery,  and other specialized community services throughout California.