Pico Rivera gives $8M for library

PICO RIVERA - Los Angeles County received $7.75 million from the city of Pico Rivera this week to help fund the construction of a new library.When completed, the new library at 9001 Mines Ave. will include up to 16,000 square feet of space, more than double the existing 7,700 square feet that houses the current library. The cost of the $16 million library will be shared by Pico Rivera and the County. Under a 2009 bond issue, Pico Rivera raised $8 million for the project. The city previously contributed $250,000 in February. The County first agreed to help fund the library in 2006. The County's Community Development Commission is overseeing the library's development and construction. In a written report, County officials said the new library "will provide much needed services to the local community."

********** Published: July 22, 2010 - Volume 9 - Issue 14