Los Angeles, right now we have a unique opportunity to have our voices heard and make real change.
Last week, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers selected Alternative 13, the second cheapest of four options detailed in the much-anticipated Los Angeles River Ecosystem Restoration Study. Alternative 13 is good, but we can do better. Alternative 20 presents a much more comprehensive and dynamic approach to LA River Revitalization.
Alternative 20 is the only option that will create a publicly accessible, cherished, and celebrated natural resource in our world-class city. It is the most expansive LA River ecosystem restoration plan, one that includes 6 key sites: Arroyo Seco Confluence, Cornfield-LA State Historic Park, Piggyback Yard, Taylor Yard/Bowtie, Taylor Yard/G-2 and the Verdugo Wash Confluence
River aficionados and Los Angeles officials are unanimous in their support for the most expansive and ambitious restoration program, a plan that will include all of these major sites under consideration.
In early August, our State legislature came out in support of the study. Congressman Becerra said, “We’ve reached a fork in the history of the Los Angeles River. I support the study’s Alternative 20 restoration plan that is an inclusive ecosystem restoration, increases green space and truly reconnects people and the river. Let’s grasp this opportunity to reimagine a once blighted and neglected waterway into a foundation for more sustainable and livable communities.”In late August, the Los Angeles City Council unanimously passed a resolutions introduced by Councilmembers Mitch O'Farrell and Gilbert Cedillo endorsing the most expansive alternative. And last week, the Los Angeles Times Editorial Board agrees that Alt 13 is inadequate and wrote their support for an alternative that includes terraced walkways.
Let’s match their support.
Sign this petition now to call for an alternative that would inspire our imaginations, build positive community investment and grow our regional economy.
If we restore the Los Angeles River to the full potential of Alternative 20, we will be miles closer to a destination worthy of Los Angeles that everyone can access and enjoy.
Now is the time to show grassroots support for the best plan. The LA River, which was once entirely buried in concrete, can live again.
Sign this petition to tell the US Army Corps of Engineers that Angelenos support Alternative 20.