Wednesday, January 30, 2013

LA River: Recreational Zone Update

Photo: Diane Edwardson, January 9, 2013.  Under the proposed recreational zone between North Atwater Park and the Confluence, even on-leash dogs would be banned from walking in the river channel.  (Click on photo to enlarge.)
The LA City Council Ad Hoc LA River Committee continued discussion on the proposed recreational zone for non-motorized boating on our section of the LA River until February 28, 2013.  City Council File: 11-1403 
Neighbors in Atwater and Elysian Valley are very worried by the rush to open the recreation zone by this summer.  They have legitimate concern their neighborhoods will be overrun by urban kayakers looking for parking on neighborhood streets.  Kayakers won't just stick to the assigned parking lots.   
A whole lot of changes are coming to the LA River.  If you're concerned you should probably hear what the CD13 City Council Candidates have to say:
City Council CD13 Candidate Forum
January 30, 2013
Atwater Ave Elementary School Auditorium