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STATEMENT: COUNCILMEMBER RYU STATEMENT ON HISTORIC-CULTURAL LANDMARK STATUS FOR CBS TELEVISION CITY

Los Angeles -- Today, City Council approved a report from the City Council Planning and Land Use Management Committee to designate the CBS Television City Studios building at 7800-7860 West Beverly Boulevard as a Historic-Cultural Landmark. Councilmember Ryu released the following statement:

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PRESS RELEASE: City Council Prohibits Loud Speakers on Open-Air Tour Buses

Los Angeles - Today, the Los Angeles City Council approved an ordinance with prohibits the use of loudspeakers or any other sound amplifying equipment on unenclosed tour buses in the City of Los Angeles. The ordinance, which began as a motion introduced by Councilmember Ryu in September of last year, requires any unenclosed commercial tour bus, or a tour bus that has been modified to have its roof partially or completely removed, to use headphones for passengers instead of the common current practice of loudspeakers and amplifiers. Councilmember Ryu released the following statement:

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STATEMENT: COUNCILMEMBER RYU ON NEW LOS ANGELES CHIEF OF POLICE

Los Angeles - On June 4th, Mayor Eric Garcetti chose Los Angeles Police Department Assistant Chief Michel Moore to replace retiring Police Chief Charlie Beck. The nominee for LAPD Police Chief now heads to City Council for final approval.

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PRESS RELEASE: City Council Approves HHH Funding for Women’s Bridge Housing Center in Hollywood

Los Angeles -- Today, City Council approved HHH funding for a proposed Women’s Bridge Housing Center on 1403 North Gardner Street in Hollywood, along with 21 other projects slated for HHH facilities funding. Voters passed Proposition HHH in 2016 to fund the construction of new housing options for people experiencing homelessness. Today, Councilmember Ryu released the following statement:

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STATEMENT: Los Angeles City Budget Fiscal Year 2018-'19

Los Angeles - “Today, City Council signed off on the final budget that will direct our City for the year to come,” Councilmember Ryu said. “This budget will chart a course to tackle our biggest challenges as well as fundamental quality-of-life issues, and puts real dollars behind the work we’ve been doing for the communities of Council District Four.”

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PRESS RELEASE: New Zoning for Brookside and Sycamore Square Approved in City Council

Los Angeles - Today, the Los Angeles City Council approved a zone change for the neighborhoods of Brookside and Sycamore Square. The neighborhoods will be updated from R1 to R1-V3-RG, which provides more specificity for building in the residential neighborhoods. Councilmember Ryu released the following statement:

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PRESS RELEASE: City Council Approves Greek Theatre Operations Agreement with SMG

Los AngelesToday, following a competitive review process, The Los Angeles City Council approved a five-year agreement with SMG for operating the Greek Theatre, a popular and historic venue in Griffith Park for concerts, community events and concessions. The agreement includes a four-million dollar capital improvement plan for the Greek as well as improvements around traffic, sound and infrastructure. Councilmember Ryu, who represents Griffith Park and the neighborhoods surrounding the Greek Theatre, released the following statement:

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PRESS RELEASE: Portraits of Asian Pacific American Female Activists Unveiled at City Hall

Los Angeles -- With one of the largest Asian Pacific American populations in the world, the City of Los Angeles kicked off the start of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month (APAHM) with an interactive gallery of Asian Pacific American female activists and advocates today on the bridge connecting Los Angeles City Hall and City Hall East. The portraits and stories accompany quotes on community and social change from all 15 members of the Los Angeles City Council, as well as Mayor Eric Garcetti. The gallery was sponsored by Councilmember David Ryu and the Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA).

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PRESS RELEASE: Los Angeles Welcomes Jewish Heritage Month with Celebration on Jewish-Angeleno Culture

Los Angeles Today, The City of Los Angeles celebrated Jewish Heritage Month with an event on Jewish-Angeleno culture, history, and civic engagement that contributed to the growth of Los Angeles. City Councilmembers, Mayor Eric Garcetti and other officials joined Jewish community leaders for a presentation, live music and food to highlight the civic and cultural contributions made by Jewish Angelenos.

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PRESS RELEASE: Councilmember Ryu Welcomes Sustainable Sidewalks to Council District Four

Los Angeles, CA -- Today, the City of Los Angeles Bureau of Engineering completed the first sidewalk made from sustainable materials in Council District Four. The sidewalk, on the Clayton Avenue side of Fire Station 35 at 1601 North Hillhurst Avenue, was made with fully permeable pavers, which features 48 percent post-consumer recycled content. The pavers are 100 percent permeable, allowing water to soak through to ground soil and replenish soil aquifers, rather than run off into the street. This project marks the first in a pilot championed by Councilmember Ryu to use eco-friendly materials in repairing and replacing sidewalks across the City of Los Angeles.

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