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PRESS RELEASE: City Council Approves Brush Clearance Ordinance

Los Angeles -- Today, the Los Angeles City Council unanimously approved an ordinance drafted by the City Attorney in conjunction with the Los Angeles Fire Department to increase requirements for brush clearance and fire safety in Very High Fire Hazard Severity Zones. The ordinance, called for by Councilmembers Paul Koretz and David Ryu, puts a ban on metal weed whackers in Very High Fire Hazard Severity Zones, among other requirements.

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PRESS RELEASE: City Council Approves New Matching Funds Rate

Los Angeles -- Today, the Los Angeles City Council instructed the City Attorney to draft an ordinance to reform the City’s Matching Funds Program, in which small dollar donations to candidates running for City positions can qualify for more matching funds, paid out of the City’s Public Matching Campaign Funds Trust Fund. It also lowers the barriers for those seeking to qualify for matching funds, in order to increase the power of small-dollar donors and the reach of first-time candidates. The ordinance stems from a motion co-presented in January 2017 by Councilmembers David Ryu, Paul Krekorian and Joe Buscaino.

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PRESS RELEASE: Hollywood Sign and Griffith Park Strategies Approved in Council

Los Angeles -- Today, the Los Angeles City Council unanimously approved a report out of the Arts, Entertainment Parks & Rivers committee on 19 strategies proposed by Dixon Resources Unlimited to improve safety, access & mobility around the Hollywood Sign and Griffith Park. The approval today allows City Departments to study the feasibility on various safety, traffic and park access improvements around the iconic Sign.

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PRESS RELEASE: Strategies on Hollywood Sign and Griffith Park Access, Mobility & Safety Move Forward

Los Angeles -- Today, strategies to improve safety, traffic and mobility around the Hollywood Sign and Griffith Park were approved in the Arts, Entertainment, Parks & Rivers Committee. The report, which began as a study by Dixon Resources Unlimited, was completed by various City departments, and includes instructions for moving forward on feasible strategies.

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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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