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Santa Clara County left out of federal relief funds for storm damage

Original post made on Jan 20, 2023

Santa Clara County is not one of the seven counties listed in a recent Presidential Declaration of Major Disasters, so residents and businesses here can't get federal assistance for home repairs or other recovery programs.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Friday, January 20, 2023, 12:36 PM

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Posted by Lenny Siegel
a resident of Old Mountain View
on Jan 20, 2023 at 4:07 pm

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This is unfortunate. When the Stevens Creek Trail washed out in 2017, the city and Valley Water were able to get federal reimbursement for trail and creek repairs. I believe that was dependent on a disaster declaration. Mountain View needs to push for Santa Clara County's inclusion because there has been significant embankment erosion recently, in some places approaching but not taking out the trail.

Posted by Steven Nelson
a resident of Cuesta Park
on Jan 24, 2023 at 4:03 pm

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Sure - I saw the bank erosion near the pedestrian bridge at "Whisman School site / German International." But .... Valley Water District i.e. The Golden Spigot? IMO They should have spend the $,$$$,$$$ that they did on a public gazebo / river overlook (next to a mobil home park owned by relatives of a VWD board member) on Reserves or on the Coyote Creek problems.

We ain't so bad off / that we need to go begging to the feds (IMO).

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