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Three more public walks with Pasadena mayor planned for One Arroyo





<b>September 20, 2017</b> - Look for three more walks with Mayor Tornek as part of his One Arroyo initiative.


Steve Scauzillo, San Gabriel Valley Newspapers


Pasadena Star-News


Pascal Baudar, a forager and self-described “culinary Alchemist” searches for edible invasive plants at Hahamongna Watershed Park in Pasadena. ( Photo by David Crane, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)
In an effort to broaden public input, Pasadena Mayor Terry Tornek will hold three more walks with the public in the Arroyo Seco as part of the city’s One Arroyo initiative.

The “Walks with the Mayor” will take place: 8 a.m., Thursday, Sept. 28 in the Central Arroyo beginning at the Devil’s Gate Dam in Pasadena at the trail head near West Drive and Washington Boulevard; 9 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 14 in the Lower Arroyo at the Casting Pond Entrance in Lower Arroyo Seco Park just off South Arroyo Boulevard and 8 a.m., Thursday, Oct. 26 in the Central Arroyo at the Rose Bowl loop (meet at Rose Bowl Gate A under the marquee).

The public is invited to walk with Mayor Terry Tornek and ask questions as he explains the opportunities and challenges associated with improving the 1,000-acre Arroyo Seco, a mostly natural area that runs along the west side of Pasadena, La Cañada Flintridge, Altadena and South Pasadena.

Tornek held the first of the four walks last week in the city’s Hahamongna Watershed Park. Issues raised included: tenants and contracts, nearby Jet Propulsion Laboratory and the proposed clean out of sediment behind Devil’s Gate Dam by the county of Los Angeles.

Pasadena Mayor Terry Tornek talks about the Devil’s Gate Dam on the Flint Wash Bridge on Sept. 16, 2017 during his first of four “Arroyo Walks.” The walking tours of the Arroyo Seco will continue through October as part of the city of Pasadena’s One Arroyo initiative. (photo by Steve Scauzillo)

Alongside Tornek will be members of the Arroyo Advisory Group, which is studying concepts, fundraising and improvements to the park. The group includes former Mayor Bill Bogaard and Rose Bowl Operating Company board member Doug Kranwinkle, co-chairs of the group.

The advisory group will host a One Arroyo Day on Nov. 18. It plans on presenting a report to the City Council sometime in December.

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