Many thanks to all of you who were able to come out last Saturday when the DWP opened the South Dam to the public and shared it's renderings for creating a simple crossing connecting the east and west pedestrian paths for daylight use. Over 400 community members were there, who expressed support by more than a 10 to 1 ratio. This will finally complete the safe, dedicated path around the reservoirs that the community requested in the Master Plan some 17 years ago, and provide a convenient and flat alternative to traveling around the Dog Park and Recreation Center.
But - we are not quite there yet. The Silver Lake Neighborhood Council is hosting another meeting to seek additional feedback. We really hope you can attend - even if briefly to register your support - so this long-awaited project can be completed. The DWP has committed to have it done by the end of this year. But since there is a small group who oppose any additional public access around the reservoirs, we need to hear your voice now.
Here are the meeting details:
Monday, May 22, 2017, from 7:00-8:30pm
Ivanhoe Elementary School Auditorium
And it would be super helpful if you could shoot a quick e-mail supporting the South Dam Pedestrian Path to Councilmember O'Farrell at firstname.lastname@example.org
And in case you are just catching up to this now, here are some background resources:
Completion Plan from two years ago: http://www.silverlakereservoirs.org/path-completion
Summary of 2016 SLRC Survey results (reflecting 79% in support and 7% opposing): http://www.silverlakereservoirs.org/survey-2016
DWP Renderings from May 2017:
Thank you for your interest and support, and hope to see you next Monday evening. We look forward to bringing you more news of interest about your reservoir, and as always welcome your feedback and questions anytime.
The all-volunteer team at the Silver Lake Reservoirs Conservancy
Serving the Silver Lake community since 1988