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PRESS RELEASE: Councilmember Ryu Joins National League of Cities in Washington, D.C.

Los Angeles, CA -- Councilmember David Ryu and other elected officials from Los Angeles, California and across the nation are convening this week in Washington D.C., for the National League of Cities Congressional City Conference, which runs from March 11 to 15. The annual event brings in more than 2,000 elected officials from cities across the nation to advocate in the interest of their cities in the Nation’s Capital. Los Angeles City Council is in recess for the entire week as Councilmembers attend the conference.

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PRESS RELEASE: Hollywood Sign Security Increased for Spring Break

Los Angeles, CA -- City Council today approved Councilmember David Ryu’s motion to allocate $51,320 in discretionary funds for increased security around the Hollywood Sign for the spring break holiday season between March 23 and April 2, 2018. Anticipating increased tourism and activity around the sign during this time, Councilmember Ryu’s approved motion will fund increased patrols by Traffic Enforcement and Police officers. Today, Councilmember Ryu released the following statement:

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PRESS RELEASE: City Council Approves Study of Hollywood Sign and Griffith Park Strategies

Los Angeles, CA -- City Council approved a motion today introduced by Councilmember Ryu instructing various City departments to study 29 strategies proposed by consulting firm Dixon Resources Unlimited in a data and analysis report that address traffic, mobility and park access issues around the Hollywood Sign and Griffith Park. The Dixon report, commissioned by Councilmember Ryu, was released on January 17, the same day Councilmember Ryu introduced today’s approved motion.

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PRESS RELEASE: City Council Approves Party House Ordinance

Los Angeles, CA -- City Council today unanimously approved an ordinance to reign in out-of-control party houses in Los Angeles. The ordinance, which began as a motion introduced by Councilmember Ryu on June 10, 2016, creates a series of escalating fines against party hosts and homeowners who either host or rent out their homes for massive gatherings that disturb neighbors, block the public right of way, and threaten public safety.

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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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