Senator Portantino’s Legislation on Behalf of the Arroyo Seco Tributary in the Los Angeles River Passes the Senate

Thursday, May 31 2018

Sacramento, California – The California State Senate voted to pass SB 1126 authored by Senator Portantino (D–La Cañada Flintridge) and is now headed to the California State Assembly.

“I am very glad this measure is moving forward. As a representative of the 25th Senate District, I have heard from activists like my friend Tim Brick on the need to include the Arroyo Seco Tributary in to the greater watershed study. This measure is not only important to our district but to the environmental well-being of the region.  Through this legislation I want to make sure the tributary is included and all of communities are well-represented in the process as we move forward,” commented Senator Portantino.

SB 1126 will include the Arroyo Seco Tributary in the Upper Los Angeles River and Tributaries Working Group plan. The Arroyo Seco Tributary was initially a connecting link between the San Gabriel Mountains and the Los Angeles River. Under the new measure, the Arroyo Seco Tributary would be included in the working group and watershed education revitalization plan. It was inadvertently left out of legislation last year. Tim Brick from the Arroyo Seco Foundation brought the oversight to the legislature for a solution. SB 1126 seeks to accomplish the goal.