The agreement—finalized in late December—provides $1.1 million to allow San Bernardino’s Animal Services Department to travel to community centers and other locations to perform veterinary services to residents lacking transportation; $1 million for additional renovations to the park, including an all-inclusive playground and restoration of the lake’s center island; and $120,000 for the police vehicles that will serve portions of the city’s eastern district near the San Manuel Reservation. This is the second major grant awarded to the city by the Tribe in less than a year. SMBMI awarded $1.5 million in April 2021 to help fund improvements to the city’s animal shelter as well as services for animals and to begin the work on an expanded shelter.
“The city of San Bernardino deserves a safe community and access to wellness activities for residents and families,” said San Manuel Band of Mission Indians Chairman Ken
Ramirez. “It is an honor to partner with our neighboring community to provide additional resources and access to activities that strengthen the city.”
“The grant from San Manuel will help us continue to put the shine back in Seccombe Lake Park and our downtown,” said San Bernardino Mayor John Valdivia. “We will enhance public safety and provide a greater level of service to our pet owners and their pets. San Bernardino is truly appreciative of San Manuel’s support.”
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