Two downtown parking lots are being rehabilitated.
The lots at the corner of East Yosemite and Grant avenues and mid-block in the 100 block of North Grant across from the MRPS Hall are no longer public parking lots as leases with the now defunct Manteca Redevelopment Agency expired in 2013.
The leases with the MRPS Hall and the Stanley and Bonnie Gala Trust required at the end of the lease that the lots be returned in good order, condition and repair.
Some $70,000 in leftover RDA money will be bused to fill the contractual obligation with the state’s blessing. The state seized all RDA property tax receipts except for what is needed to fulfill legally binding obligations. The $42 million the city had left over from bond sales is still being used by the city for projects that were preapproved with the state’s blessing.
The parking lot on the northwest corner of Yosemite Avenue and Grant Avenue will also have the sidewalk replaced and a minimal amount of concrete placed near the alley entry. The funds for that work will come from pass through federal funds in the community block program.
Bids for the work will be awarded shortly.