|Want some banana bread?|
With everything going on in the city, ranging from poorly paved sheets to not enough police officers to a lack of jobs and affordable housing, it is so gratifying to see that my Councilman, Tom "LeBong" LaBonge is attacking something much needed for Los Ang-a-leez.
Amphibious"duck" vehicles to tour the Los Angeles River.
|On your right, is, uh, Van Nuys!|
I've ridden ducks - a vehicle that is essentially a boat that can easily switch from navigating a body of water to driving on dry land
- at the beautiful Wisconsin Dells
. Tourists in Boston, Seattle and money other cities enjoy the ducks, originally developed during World War II for military use.
Tom and his fellow Clowncilman, Ed "River Rat" Reyes are teaming up to use some of that fancy CRA money for the effort. Ed and Tom are committed to the fallacy that the LA River is one of the great rivers of the world akin to the Nile, Mississippi, Columbia or even the Consumnes.
The Clowncil is scheduled to vote on a part of the plan at Friday's meeting.
|Ed's in pretty deep|
Given that the LA river has all of about a mile or so that is actually deep enough for a boat, it makes sense that you would need a duck to traverse the entire course of LA's most storied flood control channel, easily maneuvering around shopping carts, rocks and dead bodies.
When it comes to leadership like Tom LaBonge and Ed Reyes, LA proves municipal government is not all that it's quacked up to be.
Labels: CRA, ducks, ed reyes, los angeles river, tom labonge