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Equitable Redevelopment For The Los Angeles River

Restoration of the Los Angeles River offers the communities along its 51-mile stretch a tremendous opportunity for environmental and urban revitalization. However, with the promise of revitalization come the threats of gentrification and displacement. Recognizing a need for deliberate planning and concrete policy tools, Public Counsel partnered with the Southeast Asian Community Alliance and other community-based organizations to develop a framework for equitable development along the river. In 2016, we brought together over 75 LA River stakeholders to draft and adopt a unified platform for equitable redevelopment of the LA River. The result is a list of seven redevelopment components, known as the “LA River Equity Principles.” These Equity Principles are intended as a roadmap to achieve inclusive and equitable outcomes in all of the various decisions that will shape LA River development.