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PRESS RELEASE: Hollywood Bowl Street Closure Pilot to Continue Through 2018

Los Angeles - Today, the Hollywood Bowl announced it would continue street closures of Camrose Drive and Milner Road off Highland Avenue during large show nights through the remainder of the year, after a successful road closure pilot was initiated in July. The pilot, which was made possible by a Councilmember Ryu motion, ran on July 18th, August 5th, August 9th, and September 10th. It has now been extended to include this evening, September 18th, and run through additional dates of the Hollywood Bowl season and lease events for 2018, including the evenings of September 25th, 26th and 28th, and October 4th, 11th, 13th, 16th, 17th, 20th, 21st, 26th, and 27th.

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PRESS RELEASE: Councilmember David Ryu Announces Changes to Senior Leadership Team

Los Angeles Nicholas Greif, Councilmember Ryu’s Director of Policy and Legislation, was named Councilmember Ryu’s Chief of Staff today, following the announcement of Sarah Dusseault’s pending departure at the end of September.

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PRESS RELEASE: City Council Approves $850K for Hollywood Housing

Los Angeles -- City Council approved two Councilmember Ryu motions today to grant $850,000 in public funds for the construction of the LGBT Center’s Anita May Rosenstein Campus. Both measures, introduced by Councilmember Ryu, allow the campus to move forward with construction of affordable housing, homeless beds, and homelessness services in Hollywood.

 

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PRESS RELEASE: Sarah Dusseault Announces Departure from Council District Four

Los Angeles - Sarah Dusseault announced her coming departure from the Office of Councilmember David Ryu today, after serving the office since Councilmember Ryu’s inauguration in July 2015. Dusseault, a long-time public servant for the City and County of Los Angeles, who served under former Mayor James Hahn and then-Council President Eric Garcetti, was recently elected Vice Chair of the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority (LAHSA) and is active in Democratic politics.

 

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PRESS RELEASE: City Council Adopts Rules for Dockless Scooters and Bicycles

Los Angeles - Today, City Council approved a set of rules and regulations for the operation of dockless vehicles in the City of Los Angeles, which will begin with an initial 120-day Conditional Use Permit (CUP) period to allow the Department of Transportation to issue permits to dockless vehicle companies. Following the 120-day CUP period, a 1-year pilot will begin. Councilmember Ryu introduced a motion on October 3 of last year instructing the Department to develop rules and regulations, and after nearly a year of work, multiple reports and committee hearings, they were approved unanimously today in Council.

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Ryu Releases Rowena Traffic Study

Today, we released the Rowena Avenue, Waverly Drive, Angus Street Cut-Through Traffic Study.

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PRESS RELEASE: Councilmember Ryu Introduces Motion on Two Homeless Housing Sites in Sherman Oaks

Los Angeles -- Today, Councilmember Ryu introduced a motion directing the City Administrative Officer, the Bureau of Engineering, Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority, and other officials to study two locations in Sherman Oaks for development as Emergency Temporary Housing and Permanent Supportive Housing. The motion, introduced in the Council Chambers at Van Nuys City Hall, comes in response to a Citywide need for homeless housing. Two other homeless housing projects are currently underway in Council District Four. At present, there are no homeless housing projects in Sherman Oaks.

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PRESS RELEASE: COUNCILMEMBERS RYU, O'FARRELL DIRECT DWP GENERAL MANAGER TO REPORT ON POWER OUTAGES

Los Angeles - Los Angeles City Councilmembers Mitch O’Farrell and David Ryu on Tuesday requested the Department of Water and Power (DWP) and General Manager David Wright to provide a comprehensive report addressing the concerns of tens of thousands of customers who were left without power, many for consecutive days, during some of the hottest days on record earlier this month.  

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PRESS RELEASE: City Council Approves Ryu Resolution for Adoptee Citizenship

Los Angeles -- In its final meeting before summer recess today, City Council approved a Resolution introduced by Councilmember Ryu in support of the bipartisan Adoptee Citizenship Act of 2018, which would automatically grant citizenship to those adopted by U.S. citizens as children. The bills, known as H.R. 5233 and S. 2522, are currently pending in both the House and the Senate.

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PRESS RELEASE: Hollywood Sign to Receive Increased Security Around July 4th Holiday

Los Angeles -- Today, Councilmember Ryu announced increased security, safety and traffic management measures for the July 4th holiday week in the area surrounding the Hollywood Sign. These increased security measures began Saturday, June 30th, and will continue through Sunday, July 8th. Councilmember Ryu released the following statement:

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