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River L.A.

525 S Hewitt St, Los Angeles, California 90013

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(323) 221-7800

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We believe that the 51-mile
Los Angeles River is integral
to our quality of life and
essential to building a
healthy, vibrant, and resilient
region.
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Mission

Our mission is to ensure the
51-mile Los Angeles River
integrates design and
infrastructure that brings people
and nature together. We
champion river-oriented policy
and sustainable public spaces,
while creating innovative
models for community benefit
and participation.

Description

River LA was formed in December 2009 as the outgrowth of the recommendation from Los Angeles River Revitalization Master Plan. In 2009 and 2010, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, Councilman Ed Reyes and Council President Eric Garcetti appointed the initial board of directors, who are all volunteers. Start-up funding for the organization came from CRA-LA. Additional funding will come from a variety of city, state, federal, foundation and private sources.

River LA does not have any land-use authority or powers to implement eminent domain proceedings. Instead, it is working cooperatively and transparently with public and private stakeholders to carry out its mission. Its efforts are concentrated in the area covered by the Los Angeles River Implementation Overlay district (LA-RIO), and other similar districts, if subsequently established.

Founded

2009
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