On Tuesday June 6th the West Covina City Council voted 3-2 to participate in planning of the San Gabriel Valley Greenway Network. Video of the meeting can be viewed online here (discussion of the item begins around the 3:45 mark).
The City has one major waterway running east-west through it - the Walnut Creek - which connects to Baldwin Park and the San Gabriel River to the west and the City of Covina to the east. The City of Baldwin Park has already completed greenway construction along a section of the Walnut Creek in their City, with plans to extend it further east to the City's border with West Covina.
Item #8 on the the Council's agenda recommended that local decision makers take the following actions to move forward with greenway planning, design and implementation in West Covina:
On Tuesday May 15th the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors unanimously adopted an SGV Regional Greenways Motion authored by Supervisors Hilda Solis and Kathryn Barger!
The vote was the latest palpable step towards a regional network of walking and biking paths along the San Gabriel Valley's many washes and creeks, thanks to years of consistent progress by community partners, staff from the SGV Council of Governments, and BikesGV organizers
In adopting the motion, the Board has instructed the Departments of Public Works and Parks and Recreation to develop a strategic implementation plan for the San Gabriel Valley Greenway Network. In the short term, this shall include a report back within 90 days by Public Works with a preliminary timeline, necessary staffing levels, budget considerations, and funding strategy required to complete the below steps:
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