San Bernardino County has received $2.5 million from the state to purchase much-needed heavy snow removal equipment.
The money, which is part of the state’s 2023-2024 fiscal year budget, will allow Angelus Oaks Forest Falls, both unincorporated communities, to respond more effectively to wildfires, earthquakes, flooding, mudslides, snow, and other natural disasters, according to a statement on the county’s website.
Sen. Rosilicie Ochoa Bogh, R-Redlands, and Assemblyman Tom Lackey, R-Palmdale, were credited with securing the funding on behalf of the county.
“We are very grateful to Senator Ochoa Bogh and Assemblyman Lackey for this state budget funding,” said Supervisor Dawn Rowe in the statement. “During the winter storm, these two lawmakers helped bring state resources to help the county and our residents. This new equipment will greatly improve our capacity to respond to natural disasters and emergencies in the future.”
The county will purchase four large front loaders, one mid-size loader, and four skid-steer snow blowers, according to the statement.