El Toro

$184,000

open space authority funds contributed to project

2009

project awarded

In August 2009, the Board of Directors authorized the allocation of $184,000 for the purchase of a property on El Toro, the iconic hill that rises on the western edge of the city.
Award Date:
August 12, 2009
Program:
20% Funding Program
Location:
Morgan Hill

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