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PRESS RELEASE: Councilmember Ryu Announces New Hires & Staffing Changes

Los Angeles, CA -- Today, Councilmember Ryu announced a series of staffing changes, including promotions and hires which will bring increased expertise to serving the residents of Council District Four. Councilmember Ryu released the following statement:

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PRESS RELEASE: City Hall Celebrates Lunar New Year

Los Angeles, CA -- Today, Councilmembers David Ryu joined Gil Cedillo, Council President Herb Wesson, the Department of Animal Services and the City of Los Angeles to celebrate the Lunar New Year and welcome the Year of the Earth Dog. Lunar New Year is a holiday celebrated at the beginning of the Chinese lunisolar calendar and its festivities are observed by Korea, Vietnam, Japan, Tibet, Mongolia, and many other Asian countries, as well as communities in Los Angeles.

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PRESS RELEASE: Council Committee Approves Motion to Study Hollywood Sign and Griffith Park Strategies

Los Angeles, CA -- Today, the Arts, Parks & Rivers committee approved Councilmember Ryu’s motion instructing various City Departments to study the feasibility of 29 strategies proposed by a Dixon Resources Unlimited study to address issues of mobility, safety and access to Griffith Park and the Hollywood Sign. The study was released on January 17 of this year, the same day Councilmember Ryu introduced the motion approved by the Committee today.

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PRESS RELEASE: City Council Calls for Expanded Definition of Grave Disability

Los Angeles, CA -- The Los Angeles City Council approved a Resolution Wednesday calling for much-needed state legislation that would expand the definition of “gravely disabled” to include "medical treatment where the lack or failure of such treatment results in substantial physical harm or death.” The expanded definition would allow officials to more effectively treat preventable causes of death among the homeless population and allow for a higher standard of care to homeless individuals suffering from mental illness. The Resolution was co-introduced by Councilmembers Ryu, Huizar, Englander, and Buscaino.

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PRESS RELEASE: City Council Approves Car-Sharing Pilot

Los Angeles, CA -- Today, City Council approved a car-sharing pilot for both fixed-space and point-to-point car-sharing programs in Los Angeles, which would allow for greater mobility options and less dependency on car ownership. The report began as a motion introduced by then-Councilmember for the 4th District, Tom LaBonge, in 2013.

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Councilmember Ryu Announces Changes to Planning Team

Los Angeles, CA -- Today, Councilmember Ryu announced that Julia Duncan, the Council District Four Senior Planning Deputy, will be leaving her post for a position in the City Planning Department. Joining the team will be Renee Weitzer as a Senior Advisor for Land Use & Development.

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PRESS RELEASE: City Council Passes Library Safety Motion

Los Angeles, CA -- Today, City Council unanimously passed a motion to address safety and security concerns at the City’s 73 public libraries.

 

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PRESS RELEASE: City Council Approves Study for Women's Crisis Housing in Hollywood

Los Angeles, CA -- Today, City Council approved a motion to review the city-owned property at 1403 North Gardner Street in Los Angeles, CA 90046 for a crisis or bridge housing focused on supporting women and children. The motion also seeks to be considered for HHH funding if eligible.

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PRESS RELEASE: City Council Set to Approve Runyon Canyon Enhancements Motion

Los Angeles, CA -- Today, The Los Angeles City Council is scheduled to approve a motion introduced by Councilmember Ryu in December of last year which instructs the City Department of Recreation and Parks, Bureau of Engineering and Department of Water and Power to report with improvements to Runyon Canyon Park to increase and ensure visitor access and safety of the park, as well as preservation of wildlife and the natural environment.

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STATEMENT: City Council Passes Hate Crime Motion

Los Angeles, CA -- Today, City Council approved a motion co-introduced by Councilmember Ryu and a report from Public Safety Committee requesting the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) and the City Attorney to report on recent trends in hate crimes and religious, ethnic or racially motivated violence, as well as the efforts to respond to hate crimes and steps that can be taken to enhance security around high holidays. It further requests the City Administrative Officer to report on any Federal, State or local funding that can be used to enhance security around faith and cultural institutions. Councilmember Ryu made the following statement:

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