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MEASURE P PAYS FOR RECREATION UPGRADES, STREET PAVING
Hoop stars and tennis buffs will be happy to learn that resurfacing of 38 courts throughout the City of Chula Vista has begun. The resurfacing and re-striping of the basketball and tennis courts is just one project funded by Measure P - the 10-year, half-cent sales tax that will raise $178 million for infrastructure needs.One of the first basketball courts to be resurfaced was at Harborside Park, 670 Oxford Street. Courts at Veterans Park at 785 East Palomar Street, Los Ninos Park at 150 Teal Street, Connoley Park at 1559 Connoley Avenue and SDG&E West Park at 1450 Hilltop Drive, are also now completed as part of the $200,000 courts project.
In addition to the basketball and tennis courts, City parks are also receiving upgrades. Thanks to City crews and volunteers from the Chula Vista Youth Sports Council, several hundred sprinkler heads and nozzles were recently replaced at Chula Vista Community and Discovery Parks. Materials and equipment have been paid for with Measure P funding. This irrigation upgrade will eventually be implemented at all sports fields in the City.
The new sprinkler heads and nozzles will provide water and energy savings with smart technology that can be operated remotely. Plus they have flow sensors and master valves in the ground that can detect leaks. The technology also shuts itself off if running too long or using too much water. Staff from Hunter Industries, Ewing Irrigation and Graf Irrigation provided installation training to the 150 volunteers on two recent Saturday mornings.
City staff will manage all the equipment using new intelligent irrigation controls. Special thanks to the Youth Sports Council for volunteering during the sports fields and park upgrades.
Paving, repair and replacement of City streets also will soon be underway in Chula Vista. More than $15 million in Measure P funds are designated for the project focusing on repairing the worst residential streets in the City. The list of streets to be repaired can be found on the Measure P website along with all other projects at www.chulavistaca.gov/MeasureP.