San Marino is still cleaning up from the recent windstorm and City Manager Matt Ballantyne estimates that the efforts, which require additional crews and overtime, have probably cost around $220,000 so far.
Ballantyne estimates that clean-up could ultimately cost around $250,000, while the city’s property damage—public and private—is estimated at $5.6 million.
The city is still taking inventory of trees that were damaged in the storm.
While Governor Jerry Brown declared a state of emergency in San Marino and other San Gabriel Valley cities Saturday, as reported in the Pasadena Sun, Ballantyne told Patch Monday he has “no idea” how much state money San Marino will receive.
“We’re doing this as if we get no reimbursement,” said Ballantyne. “If we do, that’s great, but we’re being sensitive to what we’re spending.”
Windstorm recovery is being paid out of the city’s general fund and reserves, according to Ballantyne, who said no funds for other purposes need to be reallocated.
Check back on Patch for a breakdown on windstorm damage by the numbers.