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PRESS RELEASE: LA City Council Calls On Congress to Restore Children’s Health Insurance Program

Los Angeles, CA -- Today, the City Council unanimously stood with children’s health and demanded in a formal Resolution that Congress reauthorize the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), a federal program which provides healthcare to over 9 million low-income children nationwide, over 1 million of which live in California. Funding for the program, passed in a bipartisan effort in 1997, lapsed on September 30 of this year. Today, Councilmember Ryu released the following statement:

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6th Street Traffic Safety Survey Results

Following our community town hall regarding 6th Street Safety on October 21, my office released a public survey regarding proposed traffic safety improvement options for 6th Street between Fairfax and La Brea Avenues. After studying the area extensively with the Los Angeles Department of Transportation, LAPD and LAFD, my office asked the community to voice their opinions on various traffic safety improvements. This survey closed on November 22. Today, we have the results of this survey to share.

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$4.9 Million Secured for LGBT Center Affordable Housing Project

Los Angeles, CA -- Today, the City Council approved $4.9 million in Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding for the Anita May Rosenstein Campus, to be built on North McCadden Place. The grant will directly fund 100-units of senior housing, developed by the Los Angeles LGBT Center. The approved motion fills a key funding gap, allowing the project to move forward. Today, Councilmember Ryu released the following statement:

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PRESS RELEASE: Party House Ordinance Passes PLUM Committee

Los Angeles, CA -- The ordinance to provide effective enforcement for out-of-control and unruly house parties is one step closer to becoming law today, after the Planning and Land Use Management Committee (PLUM) voted unanimously to approve the ordinance. The ordinance, created out of a motion introduced by Councilmember Ryu in 2016, would allow the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) greater ability to address massive parties that disturb residential neighborhoods and threaten public safety. Today, Councilmember Ryu made the following statement:

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PRESS RELEASE: Ryu and Martinez Introduce Motions to Reform City Library Security; Block Access to Lewd Content Online

Los Angeles, CA -- Today, Councilmembers David Ryu (CD4) and Nury Martinez (CD6) introduced two motions to make City libraries safer and more secure for all visitors, and to reclaim them for our communities. One motion requests the Los Angeles Public Library, in conjunction with LAPD, to report back on all security incidents observed at public libraries in 2017, and on how current security can be improved. The other motion instructs the library to implement filtering software on computers and wireless networks at all 73 City Libraries, to prevent online access to pornography. Councilmembers Ryu and Martinez issued the following statements:

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Council District 4: Annual Report 2016-2017

I am excited to share with you what we’ve accomplished this past year. 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 who care deeply about their community and its future. It has been my honor to work with you on making our district a wonderful place to live.

 

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PRESS RELEASE: Dual Tour Bus Motions Pass City Council

Los Angeles -- Today, City Council unanimously passed two motions regulating the tour bus industry in the City of Los Angeles. These motions, introduced in September by Councilmember Ryu after California Governor Jerry Brown signed AB25 (Nazarian), prohibit the use of loudspeakers or public address systems on tour buses that have had their roofs substantially modified or removed, and instruct the Los Angeles Department of Transportation to identify streets that are unsafe for tour buses to travel on. Today, Councilmember Ryu released the following statement:

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PRESS RELEASE: Ryu Announces Utility Box Art Program

Los Angeles, CA -- Today, Councilmember Ryu announced he will sponsor art projects on utility boxes within Council District Four using his discretionary funds, awarding up to $250 per utility box. In collaboration with local neighborhood councils and the Los Angeles Department of Transportation, Councilmember Ryu’s sponsored utility box art program will support local artists while bringing more artwork to the streets of Council District Four. Today, Councilmember Ryu released the following statement:

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6th Street Traffic Safety

On October 21, I hosted a meeting regarding public safety on 6th street from Fairfax to La Brea Avenues. 

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STATEMENT: Transportation Committee Passes Tour Bus Regulations, Heads to Full City Council

Los Angeles -- Today, the Transportation Committee passed two motions which, if approved, could bring new tour bus regulations to the City of Los Angeles. Councilmember Ryu introduced both motions after California Governor Jerry Brown signed AB25 (Nazarian) in September, which Councilmember Ryu championed as it worked its way through the Assembly. AB25 allows California municipalities more power to regulate tour bus operators. Today, Councilmember Ryu released the following statement:

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