Assemblymember O’Donnell, local surfers gather in memory of the waves in Long Beach

Monday, July 20, 2015

(Long Beach, CA) – Assemblymember Patrick O’Donnell (D-Long Beach) hosted a special event with the Surfrider Foundation to mark “Breakwater Awareness Month” and talk with residents about the Long Beach breakwater. Assemblymember O’Donnell has been an advocate for reconfiguring the breakwater – built during World War Two – to improve recreational opportunities and improve water quality. Assemblymember O’Donnell and the Surfrider Foundation maintain that the lack of waves caused by the breakwater allows pollutants to stagnate in Long Beach waters. Learn more about the issue in this Assembly Access video.