UPDATE: ASF initiated this petition during the waning days of Councilman Ed Reyes. More than 400 people signed the petition. We are now discussing getting the park moving with the new CD1 Councilmember Gilbert Cedillo, who has expressed an interest in the matter.
The Arroyo Seco Confluence has the potential to be the gem of Los Angeles River Revitalization.
We were hopeful that the rehabilitation of the Riverside Drive Bridge over the Los Angeles River would be a major step forward in the development of the Arroyo Seco Confluence Park. The tree storage yard adjacent to the Confluence of the Arroyo Seco and the LA River was moved to make way for the construction project. We recently learned, however, that the City of Los Angeles now intends to bring the tree storage yard back to that site after the bridge construction project is completed. This would constitute a major delay and obstacle towards the development of Confluence Park and be a big disappointment to those who have waited patiently to see Confluence Park take shape.
Before you leave office, we urge you to find another location for the tree storage yard and begin implementing Confluence Park as a key element of Los Angeles River Revitalization.
The petition is no longer active.
We were hopeful that the rehabilitation of the Riverside Drive Bridge near the Confluence of the Arroyo Seco and the Los Angeles River would be a major step forward in the development of the long-promised Arroyo Seco Confluence Park.
When the area immediately adjacent to the Confluence that has been used as a tree storage year for many years was cleared to make room for the bridge construction project, it offered a rare view of how the area beneath the Arroyo Seco Parkway and the Golden State Freeways could be integrated in the Confluence Park.
The Cornsfield/Confluence Specific Plan, now being considered by the City Council, designates this area for park use.
Los Angeles city officials, however, recently have announced that they now intend to move the tree storage yard back to its former site under the freeway.