Action: Promote the river and natural ecosystem as an economic asset to surrounding communities.
The LA River provides economic value, not just for its irreplaceable utility functions but for its ecosystem and community services.
Transforming the river as it is today into the river it is envisioned to be will increase its value as a recreation amenity, as a living laboratory, as an active transportation corridor, as a place to display and celebrate art and culture. To advocate for, build, and maintain the reimagined river will require the coordinated work of designers, engineers, artists, skilled tradespeople, and others. This presents an opportunity to train and hire a cadre of river-related workers, create local jobs programs, and encourage youth internships—ensuring that existing residents receive economic benefits from a reimagined river.
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