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STATEMENT ON VACANT HOUSING MOTION

Los Angeles - Today, Councilmember Ryu co-introduced a motion on vacancy in the City of Los Angeles alongside Councilmembers Bonin, Harris-Dawson and Koretz. The motion seeks a comprehensive assessment of vacancy in Los Angeles, as well as avenues for penalizing landlords who hold housing units empty. The motion was introduced amidst a worsening affordable housing crisis in Los Angeles.

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STATEMENT: CITY COUNCIL APPROVES MOTION TO STUDY PAID PARENTAL LEAVE

Los Angeles - Today, the Los Angeles City Council approved a report from the Chief Legislative Analyst recommending the Los Angeles Economic Development Corporation (LAEDC) to conduct an independent economic analysis on the impact a fully paid parental leave policy would have in Los Angeles. Councilmember Ryu and Councilwoman Martinez released the following statements:

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STATEMENT ON HOMELESS COUNT NUMBERS

Los Angeles - Today, the Los Angeles Homelessness Services Authority (LAHSA) released the 2018 Los Angeles Homeless Count numbers, and announced an increase in homelessness in Los Angeles City and County, despite placing 21,631 people into housing last year. Los Angeles County saw a rise in homelessness of 12% to 58,936, and the City of Los Angeles saw a 16% rise to 36,300.

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PRESS RELEASE: CITY COUNCIL APPROVES THE 2019-2020 LOS ANGELES CITY BUDGET

Los Angeles - Today, the City of Los Angeles approved the final Budget for the 2019-2020 fiscal year, beginning July 1. The $10.6 billion budget is the largest in City history, with strong investments in the City’s reserve fund, as well as public safety, infrastructure, and addressing homelessness.

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STATEMENT: PAID PARENTAL LEAVE STUDY BY LAEDC PASSES COMMITTEE HURDLE

Los Angeles - Today, the Health, Education, Neighborhoods, Parks, Arts and River Committee (HENPAR) approved a report from the Chief Legislative Analyst recommending the Los Angeles Economic Development Corporation (LAEDC) to conduct an independent economic analysis on the impact a fully paid parental leave policy would have in Los Angeles.

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PRESS RELEASE: City Council Approves Campaign Finance Reform

Los Angeles -- Today, the Los Angeles City Council unanimously approved a motion co-introduced by Councilmember Ryu to reform campaign finance laws in the City, including a ban on developer donations and behested payments. The motion, approved alongside an Ethics Commission Report and Rules Committee instructions, would create one of the greatest reforms to campaign finance laws in the City’s history.

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STATEMENT ON ROWENA AND SURROUNDING STREET SAFETY IMPROVEMENTS

Los Angeles - Following two traffic studies and an open house regarding traffic safety on Rowena Avenue, Waverly Drive and Angus Street, Councilmember Ryu sent a letter to Councilmember Bonin, the Chair of the City Council Transportation Committee, supporting the recommendations from the City’s Department of Transportation to improve safety for pedestrians, cyclists, motorists and residents on these streets.

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PRESS RELEASE: Councilmember Ryu Seeks Reform to Temporary No-Parking Process

Los Angeles -- Today, Councilmember Ryu introduced a motion to change the way the City’s Bureau of Street Services posts temporary no parking signs before and during street reconstruction projects. The current process, which involves paper signs held up with metal wire, is susceptible to damage or manipulation by wind, debris and people.

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STATEMENT: CONCRETE STREETS REPORT MOVES FORWARD

Los Angeles - Today, the Public Works and Gang Reduction Committee advanced a report from the Bureau of Street Services on concrete street repair in the City of Los Angeles. The report includes a preliminary analysis of the 1,184 miles of concrete streets in the City, of which 82 percent are in poor condition, according to the report. The report, which now heads to Council for a final vote, instructs the Bureau, along with the City Administrative Officer, to report to Council with a work plan and funding estimates for concrete streets needing small, medium, and large-scale repair.

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STATEMENT ON ETHICS REFORMS MOVING THROUGH RULES COMMITTEE

LOS ANGELES - The Los Angeles City Council Rules Committee moved forward Councilmember Ryu’s campaign finance reform recommendations and a report by the Ethics Commission today. The recommendations and ethics report, which include a ban on developer donations in the City of Los Angeles, come in response to a motion co-introduced by Councilmember Ryu on January 15, in the first meeting of Council in 2019. Following the committee vote, Councilmember Ryu released the following statement:

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