SANTA FE SPRINGS – New asphalt for Alondra Boulevard, a new community center for Lakeview Park, and an expanded transportation center are among the big-ticket items on a long wish list of improvement projects City Council members will review tonight. In all, staffers will ask the council to approve more than $10 million to spur along or complete hundreds of projects detailed in a list of capital improvements to be tackled between now and 2012. Don Jensen, director of public works, called the capital improvement plan “a program guide to the improvements we need to make in all areas of our city facilities.” The 28-page plan includes about 400 different projects. The items “cover all areas of modifications to city buildings, utility system improvements and park facility improvements,” Jensen added. Officials are recommending, for example, that the city spend money to upgrade its Web site, modernize its computer systems, and replace air conditioning in some municipal buildings, Jensen said. McCormack called the overall improvement plan a “living document,” one that will change and be revised according to the city’s future needs. It includes additional funding for the ongoing Sister Cities Garden park project, which is slated to open in August, as well as money for a river nature park near the San Gabriel River (605) Freeway. Officials will present the comprehensive plan to the council tonight. Council members will review it and try to come up with a time line for which projects should be tackled first. “What are the priorities?” aske McCormack. “This is a culmination of … staff going out and identifying the needs of the city. And we’re getting direction as to what \ priorities might be.” The council last approved such a plan in 2003. The newest capital improvement plan should take care of most of the city’s needs for the next six years. “It’s a continuing effort to keep facilities in good condition and expand to accommodate existing programs and new programs in the city,” said Jensen. [email protected] (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3024160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2It includes the construction of a $3.3 million community center at Lakeview Park that will have community meeting rooms and space for receational classes. The park also would get a new snack bar and storage building, at a cost of $800,000. Also included is a $2.2 million project to resurface Alondra Boulevard between Shoemaker and Valley View avenues; an expansion of the Norwalk/Santa Fe Springs Transportation Center at a cost of $2.7 million; and a new children’s water park, which will cost $683,000. But much of the $10 million would be spent on “things we won’t be able to see – infrastructural things,” said Assistant City Manger Thaddeus McCormack.