Diverse allies, including the Los Angeles Business Council, civil rights, health, and environmental justice organizations, youth advocates, and mainstream environmentalists, have submitted public comments supporting Alternative 20 for environmental and health justice along the Los Angeles River.
These diverse allies include Amigos de Los Rios; Anahuak Youth Sports Association; Asian and Pacific Islander Obesity Prevention Alliance; Asian Pacific Policy & Planning Council; Robert Bracamontes, Acjachemen Nation, Juaneño Tribe; Chatten-Brown & Carstens LLP; Center on Race, Poverty & the Environment; COFEM (Consejo de Federaciones Mexicanas en Norteamérica); Concerned Citizens of South Central Los Angeles; Belinda Faustinos; Friends of the River; Tom Hayden, The Peace and Justice Resource Center; Latino Coalition for a Healthy California (LCHC); Los Angeles Business Council; Los Angeles Neighborhood Land Trust; Los Jardines Institute (The Gardens Institute); LULAC CA (League of United Latin American Citizens); Mia Lehrer + Associates; Multicultural Communities for Mobility; Mujeres de la Tierra; National Parks Conservation Association; NRDC; Prevention Institute; Search to Involve Pilipino Americans; Sierra Club; Social Justice Consultancy; and SPARC. Overlapping allies submitted earlier comments.
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Mayor Eric Garcetti posted a petition to support river revitalization and Alternative 20 at www.lamayor.org
Alternative 20 has been endorsed by elected officials including:
U. S. Representatives Lucille Roybal-Allard, Adam Schiff, and Xavier Becerra
California State Senators Fran Pavley, Carol Liu, Ted Leiu, and Lou Correa
California State Assemblymembers Mike Gatto, Jimmy Gomez, Richard Bloom, Raul Bocanegra, Ian Calderon, Ed Chau, Roger Hernandez, Chris Holden, Anthony Rendon, Adrin Nazarian, Alex Padilla, Roderick Wright, Al Muratsuchi
Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors
Los Angeles City Council
Glendale City Council
LAUSD Board Member Bennett Kayser
Alternative 20 has been endorsed by other organizations including: National Wildlife Federation, Heal the Bay, Trust for Public Land, Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy, Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority, Arroyo Seco Foundation, North East Trees, Urban Rivers Institute, Friends of Griffith Park, Los Angeles Kayaking Club, Silver Lake Reservoirs Conservancy, Environment Now, Arid Lands Institute, LA-Mas, LARABA, FilmLA, Alliance for Riverfront Communities, Studio City Residents Association, Los Feliz Improvement Association
Journalists have covered the study extensively: