Throughout this process, it is essential for meaningful public participation to occur.
The City of Los Angeles has welcomed participation through their website, through informational meetings open to the public and via a public survey.
The City maintains this website with information on the 2001, 2010, 2015年和2020年河漫滩管理计划, as well as annual progress reports and resources related to floodplain management. At the beginning of the development process for the current 2020 FMP, the website was updated to keep the public posted on planning activities and to solicit input.
The City prepared an online survey in order to gauge the public's perception of flood risks. The survey was used to gauge household preparedness for flooding, assess residents' level of knowledge about ways to reduce risk and loss from flooding, 并确定易受洪水侵袭的地区. Responses to the survey helped guide selection of mitigation actions for this plan.