Councilmember Mitch O'Farrell has spent more than a decade working on policy and improvements at the Los Angeles River.
Mitch continues to champion river revitalization as Chair of the Arts, Parks, Health, Aging, and LA River Committee, and plans to lead the way in implementing improvements outlined in the Los Angeles River Revitalization Master Plan.
Mitch led the way when the City received $3 million in funding for a new multi-modal bridge across the River. The bridge will connect Silver Lake with Atwater Village at Red Car Park. Construction should begin next year.
"I'll make sure this bridge gets built on-time and on-budget," said the Councilmember. "The bridge will provide a safe crossing alternative for Marshall High School kids and community members who currently have to walk across the noisy, dangerous Hyperion Bridge."
While on staff with Councilmember Eric Garcetti, Mitch set in motion the plan to create a Tax Increment Financing District (TIF) for capital improvements at the River. A study is currently under way in the Community Development Department to evaluate this plan.
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