(LONG BEACH) – Assemblymember Patrick O’Donnell (D – Long Beach) presented checks to the Rivers and Mountains Conservancy (RMC) to administer funds for the creation of a walking trail and open space in Long Beach. Assemblymember O’Donnell secured the funding in the 2021-2022 State Budget.
The budget allocation contains $4.3 million for a walking trail along the San Gabriel River to the Pacific Ocean and also includes $3.3 million for open space along the Los Angeles River in Long Beach. Both of these budget items will be administered by the Rivers and Mountains Conservancy.
“This funding for a new trail and open space will greatly improve the quality of life for people around Long Beach,” said Assemblymember Patrick O’Donnell. “Getting outside for exercise or fresh air is vital to maintaining our wellbeing. I appreciate the state’s commitment to ensuring our communities receive the investments that improve our everyday lives.”
“The Rivers and Mountains Conservancy is very thankful for this budget allocation that will advance projects within the Lower Los Angeles and San Gabriel Rivers, and the surrounding communities,” said Frank Colonna, RMC Governing Board Chair. “These funds are much needed and the impact from these funds will be exponential, particularly the disadvantaged areas. We look forward to continue working with Assemblymember O’Donnell’s office expanding open space and increasing park access for all Californians.”