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L.A. Councilman Ed Reyes forms a committee with the mission of redeveloping the L.A. River, treating it as the city's front yard instead of its back yard.

October 31, 2002, 10:00 AM PST

By Abhijeet Chavan @

The Los Angeles River has long been the butt of jokes, known more as the backdrop to a car racing scene in the movie “Grease” than for its vital history as the lifeline that facilitated the establishment of the city over 100 years ago. This month, Los Angeles City Councilmember Ed Reyes convened the Ad Hoc Committee on the Los Angeles River, aiming to redevelop the river and dramatically change its utility and image. TPR is pleased to present this interview with Ed Reyes in which he lays out his objectives for this committee.

Thanks to Larry Segal

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