Los Angeles River Essay

lariverWriting Prompt: Like the city that shares its name, the Los Angeles River has a very tortured and complicated history. One writer, Jenny Price, calls it an “outsize concrete sewer…most famous for being forgotten.” Write a persuasive essay about how the city of Los Angeles should handle the future of its river. Back up your argument with specific evidence. Include cited evidence from the Los Angeles Times articles and other online resources. Online resources:

12 thoughts on “Los Angeles River Essay

    • There’s one site that says LA City Councilman Gil Cedillo wants to put money supposed to be used for river redevelopment towards other community priorities:


      However, it’s not specific which priorities those would be.

      You don’t necessarily need resources against the river redevelopment project in order to argue against the project. Just remember back to all the problems that the river has posed over the years and think about whether this is the main priority we should be considering, or if any other issues need higher priority. Remember, this would be a very expensive and long time-intensive project.

      Hope this helps,


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