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On April 6 at 2pm, the Upper Los Angeles River Watershed Area Steering Committee (ULAR WASC) will meet to decide which projects will receive funding in their 2022-23 Stormwater Investment Plan. That Plan is funded by Measure W, a special property tax we all pay to clean and capture stormwater. One project being considered is the LA River Green Infrastructure Project. This $31.8 million project will add bioswales and tree wells to create landscaping and shade while diverting rain from storm drains in every neighborhood along the Los Angeles River in the West Valley–on Independence Avenue in Canoga Park, on Winnetka Avenue in Winnetka, at Wilbur/Victory on the border of Reseda and Tarzana; next to Reseda Park; and on White Oak in Encino. It will also include less visible underground structures to divert some polluted water runoff to the Donald C. Tillman Water Reclamation Plant in the Sepulveda Basin for treatment and use. In short, the project will reduce localized flooding, green the community, create beautiful outdoor spaces, and remove pollutants from the LA River. If approved for funding, design work could begin as early as 2023 and construction could begin in 2025. But we need your help to ensure that your tax dollars are spent on this local project.

There are two ways you can show your support for this project:

E-mail your letter of support for the LA River Green Infrastructure Project to by Monday, April 4.

Voice your support for the LA River Green Infrastructure Project by attending the April 6 ULAR WASC meeting and speaking during one of the meeting’s public comment periods. To do this, please e-mail a completed public comment card to by 5:00 p.m. on April 5.