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LOS ANGELES (CNS) — A Southland lawmaker praised Gov. Jerry Brown for signing a bill aimed at providing more resources and assistance to revitalize the Pacoima and Tujunga washes.

AB 466, which Brown signed on Sept. 28, will create a working group for the washes modeled after the Lower L.A. River Working Group, which was established in 2015, according to Assemblyman Raul Bocanegra, D-Pacoima, who co- authored the bill.

“I’m pleased to see that Governor Brown has signed AB 466. It’s time to restore and beautify the Pacoima and Tujunga washes, which are important tributaries of the L.A. River,” Bocanegra said. “Creating a working group for these vital L.A. River tributaries will give our community a voice to improve our waterways and transform them into beautiful, green open space.”

The Lower L.A. River Working Group is made up of representatives of the different cities the L.A. River flows through, including Los Angeles, Vernon and Long Beach, as well as various community organizations and three Los Angeles County districts. Its purpose is to develop a revitalization plan for the lower river.”