I am excited to announce that this week, the Energy Climate Change Environmental Justice and River Committee approved $10,590,600 for the Oro Vista Urban Flow Management Project – a milestone project funded through Measure W, the Safe Clean Water Program. This section of Oro Vista Avenue is historically polluted and a site of frequent flooding in the Sunland community.
The proposed project covers a drainage area of 226 acres and will implement a combination of stormwater infiltration features (such as drywell systems) to improve water quality and remove pollutants, flood mitigation features, and modernized stormwater infrastructure (such as catch basins that connect to the storm drain system), and a variety of greening and safety elements such as infiltration planters with native plants and trees, and permeable sidewalks.
This multi-benefit project is an example of the work we continue doing across the 7th Council District. The project will take place over a 5-year period; community meetings are anticipated to begin in summer of 2021. If you have questions regarding the Oro Vista Urban Flow Management Project, COVID-19, or any other neighborhood issues, contact my Sunland-Tujunga District Office directly at (818) 352-3287.