More Than $1 Billion Requested Under AB900, Phase II

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The Corrections Standards Authority (CSA), under AB 900 Local Jail Construction Financing Program, Phase II, released specifics on all applications received by Jan. 11, 2011. Divided into large, medium and small counties, based upon population numbers, each grouping sought well over the funds currently available.

The large counties including Los Angeles, Riverside, Orange, Kern and Sacramento, requested $500,000; and $300,000 is the currently available amount.

The medium counties including Stanislaus, Tulare, Santa Barbara, Monterey, Yolo, Sonoma and Placer, requested $414,768,863; and $200,000 is the amount listed as currently available.

For the smaller counties, the request sat at $188,086,940, with $102,881,000 as the amount currently available.

AB 900 was signed into law on May 3, 2007, appropriating $1.2 billion in jail construction funding through state lease-revenue bonds.

On March 8, 2012, the CSA Board convenes in regularly scheduled session. The Executive Steering Committee recommendations will be presented to the CSA Board for funding action/conditional awards.