Board approves River Master Plan over environmental group objections

LEWIS MacADAMS says it best on a bas relief commemorative sculpture at the park, which also bears his name. (Credit Miranda Robin)

From the Los Angeles Times:

After a coalition of environmental groups withdrew support for the L.A. River Master Plan over differences with its recommendations for uplifting the profile of the concrete flood control channel over the next 25 years, L.A. County officials decided Tuesday to move forward with the plan.

The groups had been threatening to walk away since Los Angeles County Public Works included far-reaching proposals submitted by famed architect Frank Gehry to transform the forlorn industrial confluence of the Los Angeles River and the Rio Hondo in South Gate into a cultural park.

Still, the L.A. County Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to adopt the final L.A. River Master Plan.

2 thoughts on “Board approves River Master Plan over environmental group objections”

  1. there is a simple solution to these lames . our californian rights as a fishermen is being violated to paraphrase ….

    ” no land owned by the State shall ever be sold or transferred without reserving in the people the absolute right to fish”

    just file a law suit against them individually or the entire board . who gets to decide how the money is spent . i bet the board ..

  2. As a cultural park, it sounds good to the political ear, but I see homeless encampments all along the river as the project goes forward. One would hope that the fish would be beneficiaries after all our neglect, but I foresee trash everywhere and no protection for the imperiled fishery.

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