Elected Officials and Public Agencies
The goal of the initial dialogue with regional electeds and public agencies during the Phase One analysis, was to introduce the study’s scope of work and invite participation in the initial thinking so all have been offered a seat at the table early on as integral participators in the analysis and ultimate framework of a systematic approach to all 51 miles of the river.
The categories of regional electeds and public agencies included those within the federal, state, county and local municipal realms, alongside invitations to participate in public briefings hosted by the governing entities.
Four briefings were conducted within the federal level: one elected briefing, two district office briefings and one federal agency briefing.
- 37 briefings were conducted within the state level: seven elected briefings, seven district office briefings and 23 agency/state department briefings.
- Within the county level, nine briefings were conducted: three direct elected briefings, one district office briefing, four agency briefings and one public presentation to the River Cooperation Committee.
- 15 of the 17 river-adjacent cities were briefed, with the two remaining cities to be scheduled. Cities included: City of Bell, City of Bell Gardens, City of Burbank, City of Carson, City of Commerce, City of Compton, City of Cudahy, City of Downey, City of Glendale, City of Huntington Park, City of Long Beach, City of Los Angeles, City of Lynwood, City of Maywood, City of Paramount, City of South Gate, and City of Vernon.
- Briefings were held with key agencies, such as the US Army Corps of Engineers (Los Angeles District), LA County Department of Public Works, Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro), the Eco-Rapid Transit Authority, Caltrans, and CA High Speed Rail Authority, to name a few. The transit agencies were briefed to discuss the possibility of future transportation connectivity to the river.