The RMC’s territory contains a large number of governmental and non-governmental organizations. The RMC has both formal and informal partnerships with many of these organizations and these partnerships cover a range from very close to casual. Because these partnerships are so complex, we’ve attempted to bring some clarity to them here.
- Elected Officials includes the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, Orange County Board of Supervisors, California Assembly, California Senate, California Governor, U.S. House of Representatives, and U.S. Senate. These institutions all have significant funding, legislative and regulatory impacts on the RMC.
- Cities are the seventy-nine cities in the RMCs territory.
- Others (all of the other partners) is a complex mix with whom the RMC has complex relations.
The other partners consist of government agencies (federal, state, and local), coordinating organizations, businesses, and nonprofit organizations (national, state, and local).
The relationships between the RMC and these other partners involve the RMC’s mission and the partners’ functions (some of these partners are listed at bottom of the page). The RMC’s mission statement includes the categories of Open Space and Habitat, Water, and Education. Partners include:
- regulators includes only governmental organizations,
- funders includes only funders of other organizations,
- planners includes only planners for more than one community,
- operators includes only operators of regional facilities, and
- stakeholders includes only those which have none of the other functions
In an attempt to explain the RMC’s relationships with these other partners, subsets of these other partners are listed in three categories:
We have not attempted to list individual elected officials who represent the RMC; there are too many. Instead, the following list of links will let you search for, or directly link you to, the websites of individual elected officials.
- Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors
- County of Orange – Board of Supervisors
- California State Assembly
First click on the above link, then, on the next page, click on “Find My District” to search for your assemblyperson.
- California State Senate
First click on the above link, then, on the next page, click on “Your Senator” to search for your state senator.
- Governor of the State of California
- United States House of Representatives
First click on the above link, then, on the next page, search for your congressperson.
- United States Senate
The seventy-nine in the RMC are listed below. There are, in addition, about 21 unincorporated communities in the RMC.
LA County Cities within RMC Boundary: Alhambra, Arcadia, Artesia, Azusa, Baldwin Park, Bell, Bellflower, Bell Gardens. Bradbury, Carson, Cerritos, Claremont, Commerce, Compton, Covina, Cudahy, Diamond Bar, Downey, Duarte, El Monte, Gardena, Glendora, Harbor City, Hawaiian Gardens, Hawthorne, Huntington Park, Industry, Inglewood*, Irwindale, La Habra Heights, La Mirada, La Puente, La Verne, Lakewood, Lawndale, Lomita, Long Beach, Los Angeles*, Lynwood, Maywood, Monrovia, Montebello, Monterey Park, Norwalk, Palmdale *, Paramount, Pasadena *, Pico Rivera, Pomona, Rolling Hills Estates, Rosemead, San Dimas, San Gabriel, San Marino, San Pedro, Santa Clarita *, Santa Fe Springs, Sierra Madre, Signal Hill, South El Monte, South Gate, South Pasadena *, Torrance, Temple City, Vernon, Walnut, West Covina, Wilmington and Whittier.
Orange County Cities within RMC Boundary: Anaheim, Brea, Buena Park, Cypress, Fullerton, La Habra, La Palma, Los Alamitos, Placentia, and Seal Beach.
* Only portions of the cities of Inglewood, Los Angeles, Palmdale, Pasadena, Santa Clarita, and South Pasadena are in the RMC area
** More info on cities and about the physical geography of the greater Los Angeles area can be found here
RMC’S OTHER PARTNERS
- FEDERAL AGENCIES
- STATE AGENCIES
- Baldwin Hills Conservancy
- California Coastal Commission
- California Coastal Conservancy
- California State Parks
- Department of Fish and Wildlife
- Department of Water Resources, Southern District
- Los Angeles Regional Water Quality Control Board
- California Natural Resources Agency (CNRA)
- Santa Ana Regional Water Quality Control Board
- Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy
- Southern California Wetlands Recovery Project
- Wildlife Conservation Board
- COUNTY AGENCIES
- OTHER LOCAL GOVERNMENTAL AGENCIES
- Central Basin Municipal Water District
- Los Angeles Department of Water and Power
- Main San Gabriel Basin Watermaster
- Metropolitan Water District of Southern California
- Mountains Recreation & Conservation Authority
- Orange County Sanitation District
- Orange County Water District
- Puente Hills Habitat Preservation Authority
- Raymond Basin Management Board
- Sanitation Districts of Los Angeles County
- Santa Clarita Valley Water Agency
- Southern California Coastal Water Research Project (SCCWRP)
- Three Valleys Municipal Water District (changed from Six Basins Watermaster)
- Upper San Gabriel Valley Municipal Water District
- Water Replenishment District of Southern California
- Watershed Conservation Authority
- COORDINATING ORGANIZATIONS
- Association of Groundwater Agencies
- California Regional Environmental Education Network
- Council for Watershed Health
- STATE & NATIONAL NONPROFITS
- LOCAL NONPROFITS
- Amigos de los Rios
- Antelope Valley Conservancy
- Aquarium of the Pacific
- Arroyos and Foothills Conservancy
- Bolsa Chica Conservancy
- California Botanic Garden
- Claremont Wildlands Conservancy
- Conservation Corps of Long Beach
- East Yard Communities for Environmental Justice
- Foothills Wildlife Conservancy
- Friends of Seal Beach National Wildlife Refuge
- Friends of the Los Angeles River
- Friends of the Santa Clara River
- From Lot to Spot
- Hills for Everyone, Friends of the Wildlife Corridor
- Los Angeles Conservation Corps
- River LA
- San Gabriel Mountains Regional Conservancy (SGMRC) / Glendora Community Conservancy
- San Gabriel Valley Conservation Corps
- Save the Coyote Hills
- Sierra Club – Angeles Chapter
- Whittier Conservancy