The Upper Los Angeles River Watershed Area is located in the midwest portion of Los Angeles County. The watershed area drains to the Pacific Ocean via the Los Angeles River and includes the Arroyo Seco, Verdugo Wash, Tujunga Wash and Pacoima Wash. Municipalities that fall within the boundaries of this Watershed Area include: Los Angeles, Glendale, La Cañada Flintridge, Los Angeles County, Burbank, Calabasas, Alhambra, San Fernando, South Pasadena, Monterey Park, Hidden Hills, Santa Clarita, and Pasadena. 

The Upper Los Angeles River Watershed Area is estimated to receive up to $38.6 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

Gary Hildebrand, LA County Flood Control District 

Delon Kwan, LA Department of Water and Power

Paul Liu, LA Department of Water and Power

Alfredo Magallanes, LA Sanitation & Environment

Cathie Santo Domingo, LA Recreation & Parks

Ernesto Pantoja, Laborers Local 300

Miguel Luna, Urban Semilla DakeLuna Consultants

John Luker, Santa Susana Mountain Park Association

David Nahai*, Lewis, Brisbois, Bisgaard & Smith


Veronica Padilla-Campos, Pacoima Beautiful

Yazdan Emrani, Glendale

Patrick DeChellis, La Cañada Flintridge

Barbara Romero, Los Angeles

Ackley Padilla, Los Angeles

Jeff Camp, Los Angeles

Paul Alva, Los Angeles County

Kris Markarian, Pasadena

* Chair     **  Vice Chair

Meetings and Events

Watershed Area Steering Committee Meeting

Thursday, December 12, 2019, 2:00 – 4:00 pm

Los Angeles County Public Works, Headquarters – Conference Room C
900 S. Fremont Ave., Alhambra, CA 91803



Watershed Area Steering Committee Meeting

Thursday, October 31, 2019, 9:00 – 11:00 am

Los Angeles City Hall, 10th Floor, Room 1050
200 Spring St., Los Angeles, CA 90012

Agenda          Meeting Minutes (Draft)