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Promoting parks and trails

Monday, February 05, 2018

Studies have shown people with access to green space and waterways are healthier and happier. Parks provide a space to relax and recreate, while trees and plants help filter air pollution and mediate temperature. The Gateway Cities Council of Governments sponsored legislation to create the San Gabriel and Lower Los Angeles Rivers and Mountains Conservancy, which promotes open space for recreation as well as watershed health and habitat conservation in eastern Los Angeles County and western Orange County. The Conservancy is a positive force working to protect and enhance the region’s unique and diverse natural environment, for the enjoyment of residents for...
Celebrating business in Bellflower

Monday, January 29, 2018

Bellflower, California was founded around the turn of the century. Before it was urbanized, the area was a rich agricultural center, which brought Dutch, Hispanic, Japanese, Portuguese and other immigrant families to the region. Though the city has dramatically changed through its development, its vitality is still illustrated by the motto: “Growing Together.” New businesses and industries continue to emerge. The city’s Economic Development Department has decided to spotlight the thriving business community with a new section in the E-Citizen. Does your business have exciting news to share? Whether it’s a new product, an award, a special event or an expansion, we...
Ice skating in SoCal

Monday, January 22, 2018

Artesia is a small community located 15 miles southeast of Los Angeles that was originally built around artesian wells. The city is sometimes referred to as "Little India,” because it has the second largest population of ethnic Indians in the country, after New York City. It is home to the East West Ice Palace a full-sized ice rink owned by Olympic figure skating medalist Michelle Kwan. The Ice Palace facility also includes a fitness center, dance and exercise room as well as a snack bar and pro shop. This wonderful community asset features a skating school and hockey program. Public skating sessions...
GATEWAY CITIES COUNCIL OF GOVERNMENTS APPOINTS NEW EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Friday, January 19, 2018

The Board of Directors of the Gateway Cities Council of Governments on December 6, 2017, voted to appoint Nancy Pfeffer as its Executive Director. Ms. Pfeffer has served for ten years as the COG’s Director of Regional Planning, a contract staff position. Ms. Pfeffer founded Network Public Affairs, LLC, a policy consulting practice focused on environmental and transportation issues, in 2006. Previously, she worked as a planner for the Southern California Association of Governments, as a policy analyst for ARCO, and as an environmental consultant. She holds a Bachelor’s degree from Harvard and a Master’s in Public Policy from the...
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Gateway Cities COG Air Quality Action Plan

Due in part to the heavy concentration of goods movement and industry in and around the Gateway Cities, the sub?region has historically experienced the adverse impacts of air pollution. Learn More