SACRAMENTO – Senator Janet Nguyen (R- Huntington Beach) is thrilled to announce she secured a significant investment of $2.5 million through the budget process for critical upgrades and repairs to the beloved Los Alamitos Civic Center Complex. This one-time allocation will bolster the City’s ability to serve its residents, enhance emergency response capabilities, and ensure a thriving hub for community engagement.
“I am proud to announce the allocation of $2.5 million for critical upgrades to the Los Alamitos Civic Center Complex,” said Senator Janet Nguyen. “This investment will enhance the City’s ability to serve its residents, modernize emergency response capabilities, and ensure a flourishing hub for community engagement. Together, we are investing in the future of Los Alamitos, empowering our community to thrive and ensuring a better quality of life for all.”
The Los Alamitos Civic Center Complex has long been the heart of the vibrant city, fostering a sense of belonging and providing essential services to our residents. This central civic complex, housing the community center, police department, and fire department, has served as a cornerstone of the community for decades. Its impact extends far beyond the city’s borders, attracting individuals from neighboring areas who participate in an array of programs, classes, and community initiatives.
Thousands of residents rely on the Los Alamitos Civic Center each week, taking advantage of the diverse range of classes, day camps, programs for older adults, and various community service offerings available year-round. Moreover, during times of crisis, this facility, alongside the Los Alamitos Police Department, serves as the emergency operations center and acts as the designated point of distribution for food and other essential resources.
However, like many of Los Alamitos’ infrastructure assets, the Civic Center and the Police and Fire Departments have remained largely unchanged since their construction in the 1970s. As the city continues to grow and evolve, it is imperative that we modernize these facilities to meet the increasing demand for services and ensure the safety and well-being of our residents.
This funding brings much-needed relief and support to the City of Los Alamitos. The allocated funds will be utilized to address recent storm damage that has affected the Civic Center and other facilities, enabling necessary repairs and upgrades. This investment will empower the community to continue its mission of serving the community effectively during normal operations and emergencies alike.
“We want to thank Senator Janet Nguyen for her steadfast support for our city,” said Los Alamitos Mayor Tanya Doby. “Senator Nguyen has been an ally for our small but mighty city since her first days in higher office. Due to her background as an advocate for the underdog and the little guy, she has always had a soft spot for Los Alamitos and our particular needs. Our views and values naturally align which has made making the requests for our growing city much easier to communicate to her and her staff. Soliciting and securing $2.5M for our residents is just the latest in a long line of ways the Senator has showed her dedication to our city over the course of our relationship with her as a diligent advocate for Los Alamitos.”
Elected in 2022, Senator Janet Nguyen represents California Senate District 36, which covers Huntington Beach, Garden Grove, Newport Beach, Westminster, San Clemente, Capistrano Beach, Fountain Valley, Buena Park, Dana Point, Seal Beach, Laguna Beach, Stanton, La Palma, Los Alamitos, Cerritos, Artesia and Hawaiian Gardens and unincorporated cities of Midway City and Rossmoor. Senator Janet Nguyen has previously served as a City Councilmember, Orange County Supervisor, State Senate in the 34th District, and State Assemblywoman.