Elk Grove Puts $31 Million Toward New Aquatic Center


IN AN EFFORT TO SQUASH SPECULATIONS AN AID CLARIFIED QUOTE, HE WAS JOKING. WE HAVE A — WE HAVE A COMMUNITY READY TO SEE IT BEING EXCEPTIONAL. A LONG AWAITED AQUATIC CENTER. CBS 13 IS LIVE IN ELK GROVE WITH MORE ON WHAT THE PEOPLE IN THE COMMUNITY CAN EXPECT. Reporter: TONIGHT, STATE OF THE CITY ADDRESS. EXCITED ABOUT THE DIVERSITY AND THE GROWTH HERE. PART OF IT IS PART OF A CENTER WITH THE PLOT OF LAND. A LOT OF PEOPLE TO MOVE AROUND AND GET AN OPEN AREA WHERE YOU CAN ACTUALLY SWIM. Reporter: 13-YEAR-OLD DONOLY IS A BIT OF AN EXPERT ON THE COMPLEX. HOW MANY DAYS A WEEK DO YOU COME HERE? EVERY DAY. HE IS AS THERE IS NOT ENOUGH SPACE FOR ALL OF THE KIDS LOOKING FOR A PLACE TO SWIM. ONE OF THE ONLY PLACES YOU CAN GO THAT IS PUBLIC IS THIS PLACE RIGHT HERE. THE CITY IS MOVING FORWARD WITH A SOLUTION. A NEW SENT OR 20 ACRES OF LAND BETWEEN CIVIC CENTER DRIVE AND BIG HORN BOULEVARD. THIS IS CERTAINLY EXCITING. WE ARE LOOKING FORWARD TO THE OPPORTUNITY TO MAKE IT HAPPEN AND BUILDING MORE AMENITIES. Reporter: ALL OF THIS TO SPAN ACROSS 15,000 SQUARE FEET. AFTER THE WATER IS IN, EXPANSIVE CIVIC CENTER IS NEXT. SET TO INCLUDE A VETERAN’S HALL, LIBRARY AND SENIOR CENTER. I AM ALL IN FOR THE CENTER AND PATCH BASE AND THOSE THINGS. THAT THE IS HOW WE SPEND OUR MONSTPHAOE 31 MILLION TO BE TKPABGT. MON– OUR MONEY. IT IS SPENT. BUT MANY ARE NOT SO SURE RECREATION IS WORTH IT. IT IS A LOT OF MONEY. WE CAN USE IT FOR SOMETHING ELSE. Reporter: HER SUGGESTION, SPEND IT ON SCHOOLS, POLICE, ROADS INSTEAD. BUT THE MAYOR WANTS TO ASSURE PEOPLE IN HIS COMMUNITY PUTTING $31 MILLION TOWARDS THE CIVIC CENTER WILL NOT TAKEAWAY FROM THE QUALITY OF OTHER DEPARTMENTS WITHIN THE CITY. THIS IS MONEY PROGRAMMED IN FROM THE GET GO. WE ALREADY MADE THE DECISION TO GO IN THAT DIRECTION. Reporter: A NEVADA-BASED COMPANY WILL BREAK GROUND.

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