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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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PRESS RELEASE: Councilmember Ryu Calls on City of Los Angeles to Consider Legal Action Against Waze

Los Angeles, CA -- Today, Councilmember Ryu sent a letter to the City Attorney’s office outlining the dangerous conditions in Council District Four created by Waze, a mobile wayfinding technology application owned by Google, and asking the City to review possible legal action.

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PRESS RELEASE: Los Angeles Party House Ordinance Goes Into Effect

Los Angeles, CA -- The ordinance on loud or unruly gatherings, also known as the ‘Party House Ordinance,’ officially took effect April 15th, after being unanimously approved in City Council and signed by Mayor Eric Garcetti in February of this year. The ordinance, which began as a motion authored by Councilmember David Ryu, aims to curb repeat offenders of out-of-control parties in residential neighborhoods with escalating fines and new enforcement tools for the Los Angeles Police Department.

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PRESS RELEASE: Emma Howard Joins Office of Councilmember Ryu as Senior Planning Deputy

Los Angeles, CA -- Today, Councilmember Ryu announced the hiring of Senior Planning Deputy Emma Howard to fill the vacancy left by Julia Duncan, who left the office in February to work in the City of Los Angeles’ Planning Department.

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PRESS RELEASE: Councilmember Ryu Inaugurates New Solar-Powered Trash Bins Across Council District Four

Los Angeles, CA -- Today, Councilmember David Ryu joined the City of Los Angeles Bureau of Sanitation to install the first of five Ecube bins, solar-powered trash compacting bins that are more efficient and sustainable than traditional bins. The new trash bins are a part of Councilmember Ryu’s commitment to improving quality of life and beautifying streets across Council District Four.

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PRESS RELEASE: City Council Approves Runyon Canyon Park Study

Los Angeles, CA -- Today, City Council approved funding for a study commissioned by Councilmember Ryu of park access, safety and mobility in and around Runyon Canyon Park to be undertaken by Dixon Resources Unlimited. Dixon, which recently completed a mobility, access and traffic study of Griffith Park and the Hollywood Sign, will collect data and analysis about Runyon Canyon’s popularity, use, and access. Today’s motion follows one approved by City Council on January 30, 2018 instructing City departments to report back with strategies to improve visitor access and safety, as well as the natural environment to preserve wildlife habitats.

 

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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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