Madera receives $1.5 million for public safety, parks projects

The city will make two major upgrades with funding secured in the state budget.

The City of Madera is receiving nearly $1.5 million state funding for public safety and outdoor recreation projects. 

State Sen. Anna Caballero (D–Merced) will present the city with two ceremonial checks on Monday. 


The big picture: Madera will receive $950,000 from the state for technology upgrades to the Madera Police Department’s communication system in the mobile command center. 

  • The city will also receive $500,000 for trail system upgrades for the Lions Town and Country Park. 
  • The park is the city’s largest, and it features a trail system over one mile long, an amphitheater, a playground and baseball fields. 
  • Constructed over 35 years ago, the trail system is currently in a state of disrepair and will  be upgraded with the state funding. 

What they’re saying: Caballero said in a statement that it is important for her to work closely with the mayor and City Council to identify priorities to get projects funded through the state budget. 

  • “The funds secured for the City of Madera are vital for the health and well-being of the residents and are an example of what we can accomplish when we all work together to get things done,” Caballero said. 
  • “These contributions will empower the City of Madera to make a lasting impact on public safety, revamp outdoor recreational spaces, and enhance the overall well-being of our community,” said Mayor Santos Garcia. 
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