The Central Santa Monica Bay Watershed Area is located on the western edge of Los Angeles County. The watershed area drains to the Pacific Ocean and includes Ballona Creek and Marina Del Rey. Municipalities that fall either entirely or partially within the boundaries of this Watershed Area include: Los Angeles, Santa Monica, Beverly Hills, Culver City, West Hollywood, Inglewood, El Segundo, and Los Angeles County. 

The Central Santa Monica Bay Watershed Area is estimated to receive up to $17.8 million annually to fund regional projects and programs. 

Regional Program funds for the Watershed Area are programmed by the Watershed Area Steering Committee  comprised of local stakeholders from agencies, municipalities, and community members from within the Watershed Area. The Steering Committee will meet regularly to develop funding plans and recommendations to provide water quality, water supply, and community enhancement benefits to the region. Available meeting details are below.

Steering Committee

Cung Nguyen, LA County Flood Control District 

Delon Kwan, LA Department of Water and Power 

E.J. Caldwell, West Basin

Katie Mika, Los Angeles Bureau of Sanitation

Cathie Santo Domingo, Los Angeles Recreation & Parks

Kiara Brown, Natural History Museum

Rita Kampalath, LA County Chief Sustainability Office

Bruce Reznik, LA Waterkeeper

Jacob Lipa, Psomas


Gloria Walton, SCOPE

Josette Descalzo, Beverly Hills

Charles Herbertson**, Culver City

Ackley Padilla, Los Angeles

Liz Crosson*, Los Angeles

Jeff Camp, Los Angeles

Paul Alva, Los Angeles County

Neal Shapiro, Santa Monica

* Chair        ** Vice Chair

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Central Santa Monica Bay Watershed Area

Meetings and Events

Watershed Area Steering Committee Meeting

Thursday, December 19, 2019, 10:00 – 12:00 pm

Veterans Memorial Complex Rotunda Room
4117 Overland Avenue, Culver City, CA 90230


Watershed Area Steering Committee Meeting

Tuesday, November 5, 2019, 1:00 – 3:00 pm

LA County Public Works, Conference Room B
900 S. Fremont Ave, Alhambra, CA 91803

Agenda      Meeting Minutes (Draft)