At the start of the fourth Steering Committee meeting, Public Works Director Mark Pestrella provided welcoming remarks, reflecting on the history of the Los Angeles River and its potential to serve as a connector of 51 miles of cultures and communities. The Steering Community then heard a report on the Youth Summit and other community outreach activities. The project team gave updates on draft goals and actions, planning frames and design guidelines, and then detailed how the geographic gap analysis was being conducted to help identify project sites. The Steering Committee gave input on the presented material, particularly the goals and actions. Two community members spoke during public comment about access to the river and Measure W.
The LA River Stories project is a series video recorded interviews that capture people’s experiences with the Los Angeles River today as well as their hopes for it in the future. Unlike a general survey, these interviews are unscripted so as to create a more comprehensive account of the interviewee’s unique perspective from their perspective.