PRESS RELEASE: Council Committee Approves Motion to Study Hollywood Sign and Griffith Park Strategies

Los Angeles, CA -- Today, the Arts, Parks & Rivers committee approved Councilmember Ryu’s motion instructing various City Departments to study the feasibility of 29 strategies proposed by a Dixon Resources Unlimited study to address issues of mobility, safety and access to Griffith Park and the Hollywood Sign. The study was released on January 17 of this year, the same day Councilmember Ryu introduced the motion approved by the Committee today.

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

February 14, 2018

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Council Committee Approves Motion to Study Hollywood Sign and Griffith Park Strategies

The Motion to study 29 strategies put forward in a mobility, safety & access report now heads to Council floor.

 

Los Angeles, CA -- Today, the Arts, Parks & Rivers committee approved Councilmember Ryu’s motion instructing various City Departments to study the feasibility of 29 strategies proposed by a Dixon Resources Unlimited study to address issues of mobility, safety and access to Griffith Park and the Hollywood Sign. The study was released on January 17 of this year, the same day Councilmember Ryu introduced the motion approved by the Committee today.

“I am glad to see this motion move forward today, bringing us one step closer to studying the strategies proposed in this park access report” Councilmember Ryu said. “This is the first time the City has had data-driven strategies to solving issues of access and safety around the Hollywood Sign. Allowing the City to study their feasibility will bring us toward long-term solutions.”

Councilmember Ryu, who sits on the Arts, Parks & Rivers Committee, commissioned the study in March 2017. With tourism steadily increasing in Los Angeles, the sign has seen increased popularity without any improvements to access, infrastructure or safety. The study proposes ideas like new signage, extended and new shuttle routes, a Hollywood Sign Visitors Center, and an aerial tram connecting visitors to the Hollywood Sign.

If approved by the full City Council, the Departments of Recreation and Parks, Transportation, the Bureau of Engineering, Chief Legislative Analyst and other necessary departments will report back to the  Council on the feasibility of each strategy. Furthermore, the City Administrative Officer will identify and report on potential funding sources for the various strategies.

Councilmember Ryu does not prefer one strategy over another at this time.

Read the motion here.

Read the Dixon Resources Unlimited Report here.

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Los Angeles City Councilmember David E. Ryu represents the 4th Council District which includes Griffith Park, Sherman Oaks, Toluca Lake, Hollywood, Hollywood Hills, Los Feliz, Silver Lake, Miracle Mile, Hancock Park, Windsor Square, Larchmont and portions of Koreatown and Van Nuys.

 


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