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PRESS RELEASE: New Zoning for Brookside and Sycamore Square Approved in City Council

Los Angeles - Today, the Los Angeles City Council approved a zone change for the neighborhoods of Brookside and Sycamore Square. The neighborhoods will be updated from R1 to R1-V3-RG, which provides more specificity for building in the residential neighborhoods. Councilmember Ryu released the following statement:

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PRESS RELEASE: City Council Approves Greek Theatre Operations Agreement with SMG

Los AngelesToday, following a competitive review process, The Los Angeles City Council approved a five-year agreement with SMG for operating the Greek Theatre, a popular and historic venue in Griffith Park for concerts, community events and concessions. The agreement includes a four-million dollar capital improvement plan for the Greek as well as improvements around traffic, sound and infrastructure. Councilmember Ryu, who represents Griffith Park and the neighborhoods surrounding the Greek Theatre, released the following statement:

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PRESS RELEASE: Portraits of Asian Pacific American Female Activists Unveiled at City Hall

Los Angeles -- With one of the largest Asian Pacific American populations in the world, the City of Los Angeles kicked off the start of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month (APAHM) with an interactive gallery of Asian Pacific American female activists and advocates today on the bridge connecting Los Angeles City Hall and City Hall East. The portraits and stories accompany quotes on community and social change from all 15 members of the Los Angeles City Council, as well as Mayor Eric Garcetti. The gallery was sponsored by Councilmember David Ryu and the Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA).

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PRESS RELEASE: Los Angeles Welcomes Jewish Heritage Month with Celebration on Jewish-Angeleno Culture

Los Angeles Today, The City of Los Angeles celebrated Jewish Heritage Month with an event on Jewish-Angeleno culture, history, and civic engagement that contributed to the growth of Los Angeles. City Councilmembers, Mayor Eric Garcetti and other officials joined Jewish community leaders for a presentation, live music and food to highlight the civic and cultural contributions made by Jewish Angelenos.

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PRESS RELEASE: Councilmember Ryu Welcomes Sustainable Sidewalks to Council District Four

Los Angeles, CA -- Today, the City of Los Angeles Bureau of Engineering completed the first sidewalk made from sustainable materials in Council District Four. The sidewalk, on the Clayton Avenue side of Fire Station 35 at 1601 North Hillhurst Avenue, was made with fully permeable pavers, which features 48 percent post-consumer recycled content. The pavers are 100 percent permeable, allowing water to soak through to ground soil and replenish soil aquifers, rather than run off into the street. This project marks the first in a pilot championed by Councilmember Ryu to use eco-friendly materials in repairing and replacing sidewalks across the City of Los Angeles.

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PRESS RELEASE: Councilmember Ryu Calls on City of Los Angeles to Consider Legal Action Against Waze

Los Angeles, CA -- Today, Councilmember Ryu sent a letter to the City Attorney’s office outlining the dangerous conditions in Council District Four created by Waze, a mobile wayfinding technology application owned by Google, and asking the City to review possible legal action.

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PRESS RELEASE: Los Angeles Party House Ordinance Goes Into Effect

Los Angeles, CA -- The ordinance on loud or unruly gatherings, also known as the ‘Party House Ordinance,’ officially took effect April 15th, after being unanimously approved in City Council and signed by Mayor Eric Garcetti in February of this year. The ordinance, which began as a motion authored by Councilmember David Ryu, aims to curb repeat offenders of out-of-control parties in residential neighborhoods with escalating fines and new enforcement tools for the Los Angeles Police Department.

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PRESS RELEASE: Emma Howard Joins Office of Councilmember Ryu as Senior Planning Deputy

Los Angeles, CA -- Today, Councilmember Ryu announced the hiring of Senior Planning Deputy Emma Howard to fill the vacancy left by Julia Duncan, who left the office in February to work in the City of Los Angeles’ Planning Department.

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PRESS RELEASE: Councilmember Ryu Inaugurates New Solar-Powered Trash Bins Across Council District Four

Los Angeles, CA -- Today, Councilmember David Ryu joined the City of Los Angeles Bureau of Sanitation to install the first of five Ecube bins, solar-powered trash compacting bins that are more efficient and sustainable than traditional bins. The new trash bins are a part of Councilmember Ryu’s commitment to improving quality of life and beautifying streets across Council District Four.

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PRESS RELEASE: City Council Approves Runyon Canyon Park Study

Los Angeles, CA -- Today, City Council approved funding for a study commissioned by Councilmember Ryu of park access, safety and mobility in and around Runyon Canyon Park to be undertaken by Dixon Resources Unlimited. Dixon, which recently completed a mobility, access and traffic study of Griffith Park and the Hollywood Sign, will collect data and analysis about Runyon Canyon’s popularity, use, and access. Today’s motion follows one approved by City Council on January 30, 2018 instructing City departments to report back with strategies to improve visitor access and safety, as well as the natural environment to preserve wildlife habitats.

 

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