L.A. County Asks For Beach Restroom Bailout

President-Elect Obama has a big stimulus package. Los Angeles County Supervisors want a piece of it.

From the Los Angeles Times:

Los Angeles County officials are proposing projects that include more than $25 million to create renewable solar energy sources for county operations, $8 million to computerize some medical records at county health facilities and $186 million to pave roads.

You can download the entire list of proposals (.pdf) here.

In their request for federal funding, L.A. Supervisors included a eyebrow-raising variety of “shovel-ready” infrastructure projects for the region, such as:

  • $8,000,000 for solar power projects in various parks
  • $350,000,000 for new female detention facilities
  • $90,000,000 for a new data center
  • $4,083,000 for the replacement of large park lights with induction lights
  • And $220,000 for a beach restroom solar powered lighting program

And that, friend, is why is takes 23 years to build 10 miles of subway.

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2 Replies to “L.A. County Asks For Beach Restroom Bailout”

  1. A little could be saved if they used translucent skylights on the potties. No need for electricity, its direct sunlight illumination.

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