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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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PRESS RELEASE: Councilmember Ryu Introduces Motion on Two Homeless Housing Sites in Sherman Oaks

Los Angeles -- Today, Councilmember Ryu introduced a motion directing the City Administrative Officer, the Bureau of Engineering, Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority, and other officials to study two locations in Sherman Oaks for development as Emergency Temporary Housing and Permanent Supportive Housing. The motion, introduced in the Council Chambers at Van Nuys City Hall, comes in response to a Citywide need for homeless housing. Two other homeless housing projects are currently underway in Council District Four. At present, there are no homeless housing projects in Sherman Oaks.

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PRESS RELEASE: COUNCILMEMBERS RYU, O'FARRELL DIRECT DWP GENERAL MANAGER TO REPORT ON POWER OUTAGES

Los Angeles - Los Angeles City Councilmembers Mitch O’Farrell and David Ryu on Tuesday requested the Department of Water and Power (DWP) and General Manager David Wright to provide a comprehensive report addressing the concerns of tens of thousands of customers who were left without power, many for consecutive days, during some of the hottest days on record earlier this month.  

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PRESS RELEASE: City Council Approves Ryu Resolution for Adoptee Citizenship

Los Angeles -- In its final meeting before summer recess today, City Council approved a Resolution introduced by Councilmember Ryu in support of the bipartisan Adoptee Citizenship Act of 2018, which would automatically grant citizenship to those adopted by U.S. citizens as children. The bills, known as H.R. 5233 and S. 2522, are currently pending in both the House and the Senate.

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PRESS RELEASE: Hollywood Sign to Receive Increased Security Around July 4th Holiday

Los Angeles -- Today, Councilmember Ryu announced increased security, safety and traffic management measures for the July 4th holiday week in the area surrounding the Hollywood Sign. These increased security measures began Saturday, June 30th, and will continue through Sunday, July 8th. Councilmember Ryu released the following statement:

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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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