The sixth Steering Committee meeting began with a recap of the second round of community engagement and the Native American Discussion. Next, the project team reviewed the structure of the Draft Master Plan Update and distributed copies of the draft Implementation Matrix. The Steering Committee discussed additional actions and methods needed to implement nine goals of the Draft Master Plan and specific partnerships to potentially implement the methods. The project team then introduced the needs fact sheets, and gave an update on changes to the needs and opportunities assessment based on feedback from the Steering Committee and Subcommittees. The final presentation focused on the design guidelines, followed by a discussion and input from the Steering Committee. During public comment, one person gave input regarding the difference in carbon footprint and operations and maintenance costs for green and grey infrastructure.
The fifth Steering Committee meeting began with an update on the initial round of community engagement and input. Next, Sarah Rascon and Brian Baldauf, from the Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority, gave an update on the Upper Los Angeles River and Tributaries Working Group. The project team reviewed the Master Plan Update table of contents and introduction, and provided an update on next steps for developing the goals, actions, and methods implementation matrix. They also reviewed the results of the gap analysis and highlighted initial planning concepts, intervention types, and the methodology for locating new project sites. The Steering Committee provided extensive input on the goals, actions, and methods, as well as the needs and opportunity analysis. The meeting ended with public comment where two community members gave input on how project data should be handled and asked questions about how housing opportunities would be considered.