Cutting through Government Red Tape to Launch Innovative LA River Patrols

Blumenfield walks the LA River with the River Walkers and the MRCA

Councilmember Blumenfield recognizes that there have been safety and environmental issues along the Los Angeles River Path. Because ownership of and responsibility for the LA River is fragmented among the City, Los Angeles County, and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, it has been challenging to find effective solutions. To cut through the bureaucracy, Blumenfield has instituted a pilot project to have the Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority (MRCA) provide ranger services, including education, outreach and enforcement along the River between the Canoga Park Headwaters and Lindley Avenue.