Congressman Schiffs Fights for Arroyo Seco Funding
March 23, 2006 - Continuing his campaign to secure funding for restoring and upgrading the Arroyo Seco, Congressman Adam announced today that he has submitted an appropriations request for the US Army Corps of Engineers Arroyo Seco Watershed Feasbility Study. In addition he has met twice in recent months with the District Commander of the US Army Corps of Engineers to emphasize his support for the Corps' study. In those meetings, the congressman has inquired how previous funds for the program have been spent and urged the Colonel of the Los Angeles Office to make good on the Corps promises to fulfill the Arroyo Seco study in a timely manner.
February 2, 2006 - Congressman Adam Schiff has followed up on recent concerns about the funding level for the US Army Corps of Engineers Arroyo Seco Watershed Feasibility Study by writing a December 22, 2005 letter to the Honorable Josh Bolton, Director of the Office of Management and the Budget urging the Bush Administration to ensure that there is adequate funding in the 2007 federal budget to move the study ahead.
Congressman Schiff, who represents the Pasadena and South Pasadena parts of the Arroyo Seco Watershed, has been a long-time supporter of the efforts to restore, enhance and improve the Arroyo Seco. When he was a State Senator he secured funding for Millard Canyon and the South Pasadena Woodland Park in the Arroyo. Since he was elected to congress in 2000, he has been influential in securing federal to get the Army Corps of Engineers Arroyo Seco Restoration Study started
Arroyo Seco lovers were enthusiastic when the US Army Corps of Engineers held a kickoff meeting for the Arroyo Seco Watershed Feasbility Study on October 26, 2005 at La Casita del Adobe in Pasadena. Two week later, however, on November 9, 2005 the 2006 Energy and Water Development Act came out of the joint congressional conference committee with only $100,000 in federal funding for the $2.8 million study.