Councilmember Mitch O Farrell and kayakers at LA River

Councilmember O’Farrell has often said that he has a spiritual connection to the Los Angeles River, the original source of life for the City of Los Angeles, and for many years — even long before serving as an elected official — he has worked to restore the River and bring greater access to this resource for local River communities.

Councilmember O’Farrell has spearheaded or worked on many projects related to the Los Angeles River, including:

  • Four new non-vehicular bridges across the River, allowing pedestrians and bicyclists a safer way to travel 
  • Maintenance of the Los Angeles River shared path for bicyclists and pedestrians