Garcia Follows Garcetti in Hopes of Restoring the LA River

Back in April, former director of Long Beach Park, Recreation & Marine Phil Hester discussed a decade-old idea that is needed on a vast community level: the RiverLinks project, which would vastly use the underused L.A. River. Councilmember and mayoral hopeful Robert Garcia wants to reinvigorate and update the 11-year-old RiverLinks project by not only including some of his own bold proposals but also largely mimicking Mayor Eric Garcetti’s own reclaiming of the River by calling on Long Beach to partner up with Los Angeles.