Dear Neighbors,

I am honored to serve Council District Four as your Councilmember. From Sherman Oaks to Hollywood, Griffith Park to the Miracle Mile, the Fourth Council District is full of vibrant neighborhoods and iconic landmarks, but most importantly, residents that care about their community and its future.

My website is a great place to discover what’s going on in our district and at City Hall, and let me know about the issues that concern you and your neighbors most. You can also follow me on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram for up-to-date news and an inside look at the work we’re doing to make Council District Four an even better place to live.

As always, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Assistant Council President Pro Tempore
District Four

The Latest

Councilmember Ryu Calls for Affordable Housing Increase in Transit-Oriented Communities (TOC)

LOS ANGELES - Councilmember Ryu introduced a motion today instructing the City’s Planning Department to revise the guidelines for Transit Oriented Community, or TOC, development. The TOC reform seeks a higher requirement for affordable housing in high and mid-market areas. The TOC program, created in 2017 after the passage of Measure JJJ, allows developers to build denser, taller housing near transit if a portion of the new units are made affordable.



“Parasite’s sweep at the Academy Awards and historic win of Best Picture is a culture-shifting moment. This historic win tells every young person who doesn’t see themself reflected in media, leadership or on award stages that they too can reach for the highest heights - and that their stories matter. As a Korean immigrant who grew up never seeing people like me in films - let alone Best Picture films - this is a night I will never forget. Parasite will forever be the film that broke the Best Picture barrier - not just for Korean cinema, but for all foreign-language films.”

- Councilmember David Ryu, the first Korean-American elected to the Los Angeles City Council and first Asian-American to serve on the Los Angeles City Council Leadership.



PRESS RELEASE: Councilmember Ryu Proposes Safe Parking Lot on Oxnard Street

Los Angeles - At today’s City Council meeting in Van Nuys, Councilmember Ryu introduced a motion to explore options for a safe parking program at a parking lot on Oxnard Street west of Sepulveda Boulevard. Safe Parking lots allow Angelenos who are experiencing homelessness and living in their cars and RVs a safe place to park overnight with access to bathrooms, services and outreach.