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Short Term Rentals

On Tuesday, June 13, 2017, I submitted a letter to Councilmember Jose Huizar, Chair of the City's Planning and Land Use Management Committee, regarding my concerns for short term rentals.

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Metro Purple Line Extension: Jet Grouting Along Wilshire

The design-builder anticipates Friday, June 9, as the date when jet grouting activities will continue on Wilshire Blvd. in new locations near the Wilshire Blvd./Highland Ave. intersection.

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2017 LGBT Heritage Month

Today, Councilmembers O’Farrell and Bonin led the City Council to open the Month of June as LGBT Heritage Month. For the presentation, I had the opportunity to recognize CD 4’s dynamic duo and wives, Doreena Wong and Jenny Pizer, both leaders serving our API and LGBT communities.

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Media Advisory: Los Angeles City Council Recognizes the 135th Anniversary of the Chinese Exclusion Act

Los Angeles, CA - Los Angeles City Councilmember David Ryu will recognize the 135th Anniversary of the Chinese Exclusion Act, the nation’s first law that excluded immigration of a single group of people based on race.

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Press Release: Honorees Announced for Identity LA Festival

LOS ANGELES, CA – The City of Los Angeles’ second annual IDENTITY LA music festival celebrating Los Angeles’ Asian Pacific Heritage Month to honor some of the top leaders, innovators, artists, and community activists in the Los Angeles Asian Pacific American community. IDENTITY LA honorees have just been announced that represent different important segments that make up the vibrant cultural identity of the Los Angeles region, arts, activism, leadership, youth, digital, etc.

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Press Release: The City of Los Angeles Declares May 2nd "Fresh Off the Boat Day"

LOS ANGELES, CA –  The Los Angeles City Council declared today, Tuesday, May 2nd as “Fresh Off the Boat Day,” launching Los Angeles’ Asian Pacific American Heritage Month (APAHM). Joined by LA Mayor Eric Garcetti, City Council President Herb Wesson, Jr., and Councilmember David Ryu, the cast and producers of ABC’s hit sitcom “Fresh Off the Boat” from 20th Century Fox Television were recognized for their positive portrayal of Asian Pacific Americans (APAs) in mainstream media.

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LADWP April 12th Power Outage and Surge

On April 12, 2017, at approximately 3:43 p.m. a vehicle struck and destroyed an LADWP power pole located on Santa Monica Boulevard southwest of Seward Street, resulting in a power outage that affected approximately 1,000 customers in the Hollywood Hills community. LADWP received reports of damage to the panels, meters and electrical appliances of some customers in the area due to a power surge that occurred as a result of the accident.

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Press Release: Exotic Animal Ban Approved by City Council, City to Begin Drafting Ordinance

Los Angeles, CA -- Today, the Los Angeles City Council unanimously approved (14-0) Councilmember David Ryu’s motion to instruct the City Attorney to craft an ordinance which would prohibit the exhibition of wild or exotic animals for entertainment or amusement, including circuses, other wild or exotic animal shows, and rentals for house parties.

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Exotic Animal Ban Passes Committee, Heads to Council

Los Angeles, CA -- Today, the City of Los Angeles’ Personnel and Animal Welfare Committee unanimously approved (3-0) Councilmember David Ryu’s motion to instruct the City Attorney to craft an ordinance which would prohibit the exhibition of wild or exotic animals for entertainment or amusement, including circuses, other wild or exotic animal shows, and rentals for house parties.

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L.A. City Council Approves Funding for Griffith Park Access and Mobility Study

LOS ANGELES - Today, the City Council voted unanimously (10-0) to approve Councilmember David Ryu’s request to spend $100,000 of the Fourth Council District’s discretionary funds on a comprehensive study for improving park access, safety, and mobility in Griffith Park and around the Hollywood Sign.

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