Los Angeles County will reimburse the city of Long Beach up to $500,000 to cover the costs of removing marine debris generated from upstream lands deposited at the city’s beaches and marinas via the Los Angeles River. Both agencies have entered into this arrangement annually since 1989. The county’s Board of Supervisors approved the reimbursement agreement June 6.
“This agreement will provide the city [of Long Beach] with the funding assistance necessary to remove debris from the beaches and marinas generated by upstream land uses and conveyed by storm flows in the Los Angeles River,” county staff said in a report to supervisors.
The $500,000-per-fiscal-year reimbursement would cover debris removal activities between July 1, 2017 and June 30, 2019.