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Elk Grove, California

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Elk Grove, Ca. 95759
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City Council Approves $2.3 million For Veteran’s Hall

Elk Grove City Council members on Dec. 10 approved allocating $2.3 million for the design and construction of a veterans hall on the proposed civic center site. A large crowd of local veterans cheered after the Council voted. A veteran’s hall and parking will cover about three acres at the civic center on the south side of Elk Grove Boulevard between Big Horn Boulevard and Laguna Springs Drive.

A conceptual plan for the veterans hall shows space for an assembly or meeting area, a large kitchen, offices, storage, and a canteen in a 7,540-square-foot facility.

Representatives from American Legion Post 233, Elk Grove’s Marine Corps Detachment, and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2073 gave input on the facility.

Council members in the city’s current capital improvement program budget approved $2.1 million to study and conceptualize a 3,000-square-foot facility.

The additional $2.3 million will help complete construction of the building, which would serve as a dedication to Elk Grove’s 9,000 veterans.

Former council member Sophia Scherman, who has pushed for a veterans hall for the last 10 years, said during and after the meeting that funding from the Council would help with fundraising efforts.
“Revenue resources are always a concern, as it should be,” she said during the meeting. “I am confident that the veteran’s hall will have the revenue source to operate this facility.”She added after the meeting, “Now it’s a real thing. It’s not just something that someone dreamed. Now we could go to the people, because they want to donate.” “Moving this project forward makes a difference and brings us the funds that will help us to move forward,” she told Council members.

These Are Condensed Excerpts From A Story Which Appeared In The Elk Grove Citizen,
Written By
Bryan M. Gold - Citizen Staff Writer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                          

 

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