Central Basin Hosts Resource Workshop for Cities and Water Agencies

For Immediate Release
Date: 9/25/17
Contact: Priscilla Segura
Phone: (323) 201 - 5504

Commerce, CA – Cities and water agencies looking for funding and resources for capital projects now have more tools to add to their toolbox. Central Basin Municipal Water District partnered with the labor and construction community to bring information on project funding, grant writer assistance and labor/construction groups.

The workshop, which took place on September 20th, featured speakers from the Laborers-Employers Cooperation and Education Trust (LECET), Engineering Contractors Association (ECA), Laborers Training School, On-Set Capital, and Southern California Partnership for Jobs.

LECET Director Chad Wright encouraged cities and water agencies to take advantage of its project directory. LECET lists capital projects at no cost to public agencies. By doing so, LECET helps agencies diversify project bidders. LECET is a labor-management partnership that helps generate awareness on job opportunities in the public works and commercial markets.

Representing ECA, Executive Director Wes May, shared insight on its legislative advocacy. ECA engages local elected official to support infrastructure projects. Since 1976, ECA has represented construction professionals in Southern California.

Robert Yanez, Assistant Field Superintendent for the Laborers Training School, shared information on training, curriculum and career paths available.

On-Set Capital Managing Director, Charles Snyder, gave a detailed discussion on funding resources for capital projects in various industries. Charles emphasized the flexibility of the funding options available. On-Set Capital is an asset management firm.

John Hankel, Executive Director of the Southern California Partnership for Jobs, provided information on free grant writer assistance for cities and water agencies. Southern California Partnership for Jobs is dedicated to improving infrastructure funding and creating career construction jobs.

Central Basin closed the workshop by providing information on its upcoming capital projects.

If you missed the workshop and would like more information about the resources presented, please contact Joseph Legaspi by email at josephl@centralbasin.org.

 

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Central Basin is a public agency that wholesales imported water to cities, mutual water companies, investor-owned utilities and private companies in southeast Los Angeles County, serving a population of 1.7 million. In addition, Central Basin provides the region with recycled water for municipal, commercial and industrial uses. Formed in 1952, Central Basin is committed to ensuring a safe and reliable water supply for the region.

 

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