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Feuer to Speak on River Improvement

City Councilman Michael Feuer will continue to promote the recreational potential of the Los Angeles River at a presentation Monday to the Sherman Oaks Town Council.

“The banks of the Los Angeles River have tremendous potential for pedestrians, cyclists and others who wish to enjoy an outdoor experience,” Feuer said in a statement. “River enthusiasts have been alerting us to this untapped resource. Now is the time to begin to listen.”

Proposition K, which voters approved in November, includes $10 million requested by Feuer for river improvements in Sherman Oaks and Studio City.

Monday’s meeting will allow residents to comment on the river’s future.

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“This is to get the community sensitized to the fact that there are wonderful opportunities for the river in Sherman Oaks,” said Sharon Mayer, Feuer’s San Fernando Valley deputy.

Julie Riley, a landscape architect with the City Recreation and Parks Department, and Cynthia D’Agosta, consultant for the County Department of Public Works, are scheduled to speak at the meeting. Both helped develop the county’s master plan for the river, which was approved by the county Board of Supervisors last year.

“The river itself is pretty well landscaped in Sherman Oaks,” said Mayer. “It’s not bleak like it is in other parts.”

One option to be discussed by Riley and D’Agosta, Mayer said, is extending an existing riverside bike path into the San Fernando Valley.

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Monday’s meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. at Sherman Oaks Hospital and Health Center, 4929 Van Nuys Blvd.


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