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PRESS RELEASE: Women’s Bridge Housing Opens on Gardner Street

Los Angeles -- Mayor Eric Garcetti and Councilmember David Ryu opened the doors on the Gardner Library Women’s Bridge Housing today, located at 1403 North Gardner Street in Council District Four. The permanent bridge housing project, located on a residential street in Hollywood, was previously a shuttered city library. It includes 30 beds, a kitchen and dining area, a garden, and more. It will include wraparound services like counseling and life skills development on site.

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PRESS RELEASE: ‘A Bridge Home’ in Los Feliz Approved by Parks Commission

Los Angeles -- Today, the Parks Commission gave unanimous approval to a temporary bridge housing project proposed by Councilmember David Ryu on a City-owned lot maintained by the Department of Recreation and Parks. The lot is located on 3248 Riverside Drive in Los Feliz.

 

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PRESS RELEASE: Councilmember Ryu Calls for Fast Track for Homeless Housing

Los Angeles -- Councilmember Ryu co-introduced a resolution today in support of Assembly Bill 1197, which would allow publicly funded emergency homeless shelters and housing projects, including those funded by Proposition HHH, to be exempt from the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) review, allowing for expedited construction of housing and shelter for individuals experiencing homelessness. The bill, authored by Assemblymember Miguel Santiago, is currently pending in the State Senate.

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PRESS RELEASE: Councilmember Ryu Extends Pool Season in Neighborhood Parks

Los Angeles -- The pools at Pan Pacific Park and Griffith Park will remain open for an additional month, Councilmember Ryu announced today. 

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PRESS RELEASE: Housing for Homeless Seniors in Sherman Oaks Clears Final Vote

Los Angeles -- Today, the Los Angeles City Planning Commission voted to approve a proposal from Mercy Housing California to build 54 units of permanent supportive housing for seniors currently experiencing homelessness in Sherman Oaks. Today’s vote was the final approval needed to allow this permanent supportive housing project, championed by Councilmember David Ryu, to move forward.

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PRESS RELEASE: City Council Approves Rowena Road Diet, Further Safety Improvements

Los Angeles -- Today, the Los Angeles City Council approved a Los Angeles Department of Transportation (LADOT) recommendation to maintain the road diet on Rowena Avenue in Silver Lake, as well as a number of additional improvements proposed by Councilmember Ryu to make the street safer for pedestrians, cyclists and motorists.

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PRESS RELEASE: Councilmember Ryu Calls for Ellis Act Reform, Introduces Housing Motions

Los Angeles -- Today, Los Angeles City Councilmember David Ryu introduced three pieces of legislation to address Los Angeles’ affordable housing crisis. One motion seeks changes to how the Ellis Act is enforced in Los Angeles to limit evictions and increase tenant protections, while another would create incentives to build more middle-income housing. The Resolution calls for increasing the California Renter’s Tax Credit.

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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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