"Anything in the future's gotta always reflect the eclectic nature of this neighborhood, that has everything from architect and artists to auto body mechanic shops... I mean it's s
"I would love to see us terrace back some of the cement, create some habitat, create a place where people can get closer to the river."
"There's probably inner-city families that don't go out to the ocean, and [with the river] they could get out and see the water, maybe go fishing and get away from the city."
"If there were to be shops or other places here, people wouldn't pay attention to the river."
"A lot of people told me, the L.A. River is dirty, don't touch it or else you're gonna get sick... that's what kept me from discovering what the river was all about."
"Finding a way for people to somehow touch the water is definitely important... learning and understanding what lives down here -- the fish, the birds."
"The L.A. River is kind of the boundary for me, of moving out of the day and into the things that I do for fun at vocations."
"The river goes for miles and miles... connecting all these communities along the riverfront would be crucial for this sustainability of the river, for it to stay green, for people