LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Calif. Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon (D-Paramount) this week announced the appointment of Mayor Ali Saleh of the City of Bell to serve on the board of the San Gabriel and Lower Los Angeles Rivers and Mountains Conservancy.

Speaker Anthony Rendon
The San Gabriel and Lower Los Angeles Rivers and Mountains Conservancy was created by the California legislature in 1999. Its purpose includes acquiring and managing public lands within the Lower Los Angeles River and San Gabriel River watersheds as well as providing open space and recreational and educational uses.

“Mayor Saleh is one of the most dynamic leaders in the Southeast,” Rendon said. “He will provide a strong voice on the Conservancy, particularly in the effort to revitalize the L.A. River and make it the resource that it can be.”

Saleh is Bell’s appointment to the AB 530 Working Group, which is tasked with creating a Lower L.A. River Master Plan.

“This is an exciting opportunity to represent the Gateway Cities and create recreational spaces for its residents. Our region is one of the densest lacking in useable open space,” Saleh said. “I’m humbled and grateful to Speaker Rendon for appointing me to this important Conservancy. I look forward to the partnership and ready for the work ahead.”

Mayor Salah fills a vacant slot on the Conservancy reserved for a member of the Gateway Cities Council of Governments.

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