Ramona Archway now Fully Funded, with Construction Set to Finish in the Fall

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Excerpt from Ramona Sentinel

The Ramona Archway Association was awarded a $250,000 grant by San Diego County Supervisor Joel Anderson to build the long-awaited Ramona archway on 10th Street where it intersects with Main Street.

During a monthly Ramona community leadership meeting, a representative from Anderson’s office recommended they look into applying for the Neighborhood Reinvestment Program grant money.

“We were raising money and I was gathering local contractors to throw this all in once this all happened,” Piva said. “In our meetings with (Anderson’s) staff, we were told that he has a certain amount of money he reinvests into each community in his district.”


This grant money has been awarded in the past and used for such projects as new bleachers and a scoreboard at Ramona High School, improvements at Wellfield Park, and renovations at Ramona Town Hall, said Paige Bounds, communications manager at Anderson’s office.

When it came time to apply for the grant, Piva and other Ramona representatives requesting money for projects came together at a meeting with Supervisor Anderson’s office.


Anderson’s office said that in addition to preserving local history and character, the archway will promote tourism and economic growth for the community.


Anderson’s office said he continues to seek ways to support the efforts of the Ramona Archway Association and other community organizations.

“Ramona is officially one step closer to establishing a beautiful archway welcoming both residents and visitors into the community,” Anderson said. “The Ramona Archway Association has devoted many years of hard work to this community project, so I am thrilled that this county grant will help make this much anticipated archway a reality.”

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