June 14 2002

SDG&E joins the City of Chula Vista to improve sections of Fourth Avenue

San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) has completed a project with the City of Chula Vista that will make a section of Fourth Avenue, just south of Orange Avenue, safer and more aesthetically pleasing.

Louie the Lightning Bug (SDG&E's saftey mascot) and Chula Vista Girl Scout Troop 5347.

The project adds a new curb, gutter and sidewalk to 250 feet of the west side of Fourth Avenue in Chula Vista. The improvements run along SDG&E’s 10-acre land that contains electric transmission towers and lines that bring more than 200 Megawatts of power to Chula Vista and other parts of San Diego.

The project consisted of clearing away brush, trimming area bushes, excavation and grading, as well as forming, placing and finishing a curb and gutter, a sidewalk and a driveway.

“We’re pleased to work with the City of Chula Vista on this community improvement project,” said Frank Urtasun, regional public affairs manager for SDG&E. “We want to help make the area safer, more convenient and better looking for residents who travel it.”

Chula Vista Mayor Shirley Horton added, “Providing sidewalks near schools and libraries are a major priority for our city. Because Fourth Avenue is one of our busiest streets, we extend our thanks to SDG&E for making this project possible.”

At the event were Girl Scouts from Troop 5347 which received their energy-efficiency patches. The patches are a collaborative effort between SDG&E, the City of San Diego and the Girl Scouts of San Diego/Imperial County. Girl Scouts earn the patches for learning more about saving energy and water.

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