17 Aug Governor Brown has signed SB 1201 LA River Expanded Public Access Bill!
Many thanks to State Senator Kevin de Leon for introducing SB 1201 on February 22, 2012. The bill was signed by Governor Brown on August 28, 2012 . The bill will take effect January 1, 2013. Thanks to ALL the river friends who sent letters and phone calls in support.
“The passage of SB 1201”, says FoLAR President Lewis MacAdams, “fundamentally establishes that in the eyes of the State of California, the Los Angeles River is a river, not just a flood control channel; and must be treated that way by Los Angeles County.”
“The people of Los Angeles will begin fulfilling the long-held dream of having access to a natural oasis in the middle of our city, ” says State Senator Kevin de Leon.
DOWNLOAD TEXT OF SB1201
Read press about SB1201:
Governor Brown’s Office Announcement August 2012
KCET Departures blog by Lewis MacAdams 2012
VOICE OF AMERICA – Senator de Leon at La Gran Limpieza: The Great Los Angeles River CleanUp 2012
SIGN THE PETITION SUPPORTING SB1201