Assembly Budget Chair Phil Ting (D-San Francisco) announced today that the state will provide an additional $6 million in state funding to help keep a Japantown project on track. Unexpected costs threaten to impact the renovation and redesign of Peace Plaza as envisioned.
“We must see this project through to completion. This isn’t just about modernizing a public space. It’s also about making amends to Japanese Americans who were forced out of Japantown not once, but twice. The state should be a partner in these efforts to make things right, and I was determined to fight for this funding,” said Ting.