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PRESS RELEASE: Laugh Factory Unveils 148-Foot-Long Mural Honoring Black Lives

Hollywood, CA – Today, the Laugh Factory, local artists, and City Councilmember David Ryu unveiled a mural to honor the lives lost to racial injustice and the movement for social and racial equality.

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PRESS RELEASE: Council Orders Review of Police Tactics During Mid-City Protest

LOS ANGELES - Today, the City Council approved a motion by Councilmembers David Ryu and Curren Price instructing the LAPD, the LAPD Inspector General, and the Department of Civil and Human Rights to conduct a thorough review of the tactics used by LAPD personnel during a demonstration on Saturday, May 30th in the Fairfax District. The motion also seeks recommendations for new crowd control and use-of-force tactics, as well as a review of less-than-lethal weapons like rubber bullets and tear gas and their modern-day equivalents, foam rounds and pepper balls.

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PRESS RELEASE: Land Use and Development Inspector General Motion Passes out of Committee

LOS ANGELES - The Rules, Elections, and Intergovernmental Relations Committee of the Los Angeles City Council approved a motion introduced by Councilmember David Ryu today to establish an Inspector General for Land Use and Development. The Office of Anti-Corruption and Transparency (LA ACT) would oversee, investigate and subpoena City officials, with a focus on preventing corruption and increasing transparency on land use and planning decisions.

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PRESS RELEASE: Councilmember Ryu, Activists Call for Anti-Corruption Reforms

LOS ANGELES - Councilmember David Ryu was joined by advocates from California Common Cause and former City Councilmember Mike Woo on the steps of City Hall today to urge action on anti-corruption reforms at Los Angeles City Hall. Ryu has introduced anti-corruption legislation and has called for sweeping reform to the Los Angeles City structure, which Ryu says is out of date and led to the kind of corruption seen in Los Angeles today.

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PRESS RELEASE: Councilmember Ryu moves to make Slow Streets Permanent

LOS ANGELES - Councilmember David Ryu will introduce a motion today to make a temporary street closure program, put in place during the coronavirus Safer at Home order, permanent. Ryu’s motion seeks a “permanent network of Slow Streets” for interested neighborhoods, so Angelenos can enjoy more recreational outdoor space in their own neighborhood.

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STATEMENT: COUNCILMEMBER RYU ON JOSE HUIZAR ARREST

LOS ANGELES - Councilmember Jose Huizar was arrested today on charges arising from an alleged pay-to-play scheme, in which he pressured real estate developers to make cash bribes, campaign donations, and other gifts in exchange for support of their projects. 

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PRESS RELEASE: State and City Leaders Urge Full Funding of Child Care Programs in California

LOS ANGELES - City Councilmember David Ryu and California State Assemblymember Sydney Kamlager of the 54th District joined Pathways LA, a nonprofit leader in accessible child care, to call on Governor Newsom to fully fund child care programming in the State budget. In a press conference today, the leaders also urged essential workers to take advantage of free child care during the coronavirus pandemic, and for affordable and accessible child care to be a priority at every level of government.

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PRESS RELEASE: Councilmembers Call For Office of Violence Prevention

LOS ANGELES - A new city office could be formed to help communities in LA respond to crises before they escalate, and disrupt and prevent violence before it starts, thanks to legislation proposed today by city councilmembers Mike Bonin, Marqueece Harris-Dawson and David Ryu.

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COUNCILMEMBER RYU STATEMENT ON VACANCY TAX MEASURE

LOS ANGELESToday Councilmember Ryu released the following statement:

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STATEMENT: COUNCILMEMBER RYU ON HOMELESS COUNT NUMBERS

LOS ANGELES - Following the release of the LAHSA Homeless Count numbers, Councilmember Ryu released the following statement:

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