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Los Angeles River Alternative 20 Endorsements and Press

LA River Ecosystem Study Alternative 20 Endorsements and Press

Thank you to Shelley Becklar and Friends of the Los Angeles River

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.

View a 2-minute VIDEO with aerials and renderings of the river

Mayor Eric Garcetti posted a petition to support river revitalization and Alternative 20 at

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

LAR Study

Journalists have covered the study extensively:

Los Angeles Times Oct 29, 2013

Los Angeles Times Op-Ed by Lewis MacAdams Oct 27, 2013

Los Angeles Times Editorial Board Oct 17, 2013

Los Angeles Times  Sept 14, 2013

Front Page of Los Angeles Times July 24, 2013

LA Times LA Now Blog July 24, 2013

LA Daily News, Oct 29, 2013

LA Daily News, Oct 10, 2013

Front page of Sunday Edition LA Daily News Sept 13, 2013

LA Downtown News Editorial Board Oct 29, 2013

LA Downtown News Oct 16, 2013

Glendale News-Press Oct 31, 2013

Glendale News-Press Sept 30, 2013

Glendale News-Press Sept 13, 2013

LA Weekly Sept 5, 2013

Los Angeles Magazine Oct 29, 2013

Los Feliz Ledger, Oct 31, 2013

Long Beach Post Sept 24, 2013

KCET Departures L.A. River Restoration Environmental and Health Justice Support Alternative 20, Nov. 21, 2013

KCET Departures Series Part 5

KCET Departures Series Part 4

KCET Departures Series Part 3

KCET Departures Series Part 2

KCET Departures Sept 13, 2013

KCET Departures Sept 12, 2013

KCET Departures Aug 23, 2013

KCET Departures Los Angeles River Health and Environmental Justice Aug 12, 2013

KCRW Radio Which Way LA? Sept 17, 2013

KPCC Radio Oct 28, 2013

KPCC Radio Sept 13, 2013

KPFK Radio Oct 2, 2013

Hill & Dale Radio Show Nov 13, 2013

USC Annenberg Radio News Oct 29, 2013

The American Prospect Oct 29, 2013

The Architect’s Newspaper October 18, 2013

CBS Los Angeles Sept 13, 2013

The Eastsider LA Sept 30, 2013

Curbed LA Oct 1, 2013

Curbed LA Sept 13, 2013

Curbed LA July 24, 2013

NRDC Switchboard Blog Oct 21, 2013

Alternative Apparel Common Thread Blog Oct 11, 2013

Echo Park-Silverlake Patch Oct 24, 2013

Highland Park – Mt. Washington Patch Nov 2, 2013

USACE Press Release of Sept 13, 2013

US Army Corps of Engineers LA District Press Release of July 30