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STATEMENT: City Council Passes Hate Crime Motion

Los Angeles, CA -- Today, City Council approved a motion co-introduced by Councilmember Ryu and a report from Public Safety Committee requesting the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) and the City Attorney to report on recent trends in hate crimes and religious, ethnic or racially motivated violence, as well as the efforts to respond to hate crimes and steps that can be taken to enhance security around high holidays. It further requests the City Administrative Officer to report on any Federal, State or local funding that can be used to enhance security around faith and cultural institutions. Councilmember Ryu made the following statement:

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STATEMENT: LAPD Chief Beck Announces His Retirement

Los Angeles, CA -- Today, Los Angeles Police Department Chief Charlie Beck announced that he will be retiring in June of this year. Councilmember David Ryu released the following statement:

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PRESS RELEASE: Access, Safety & Mobility Study for Griffith Park & Hollywood Sign Released

Los Angeles, CA -- Today, Dixon Resources Unlimited, a transportation consulting firm, released a comprehensive study to improve safety, traffic, and tourist access around Griffith Park and the Hollywood Sign. Councilmember Ryu introduced a motion instructing various City departments to study each strategy presented in the Dixon Resources Unlimited Study for its feasibility.

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PRESS RELEASE: Traffic Safety Improvements to be Installed on 6th Street

Los Angeles, CA -- Starting Saturday, January 13, the Los Angeles City Bureau of Street Services will begin repaving portions of 6th Street between La Brea and Fairfax Avenues in advance of the installation of new road improvements. The initial improvements include the installation of left hand turn pockets, continental crosswalks, the extension of the single eastbound traffic lane from Fairfax Avenue to Curson Avenue and the extension of red curbs to increase visibility for north and southbound traffic. These improvements received the greatest amount of support from the 712 residents that responded to a community survey released by Councilmember David Ryu in October, 2017. Today, Councilmember Ryu released the following statement:

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PRESS RELEASE: Increased Hollywood Sign Security for Holiday Season

Los Angeles, CA -- Councilmember David Ryu has allocated $68,668 in discretionary funds for increased security around the Hollywood Sign from December 21 of this year to January 2, 2018. Anticipating increased tourism and activity around the sign during this time, Councilmember Ryu’s motion for increased funding was approved by City Council on December 5, the first of two Hollywood Sign motions approved by Council this month. Today, Councilmember Ryu released the following statement:

 

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PRESS RELEASE: Funding for College Savings Account Consultant Wins City Council Approval

Los Angeles, CA -- Today, City Council approved Councilmember Ryu’s motion to contract with Prosperity Now, a consulting and advocacy firm who will develop the framework for a College Savings Account Program in the City of Los Angeles. This program, long championed by Councilmember Ryu, would open a dedicated savings account for every first grader enrolled in LAUSD, as well as offer educational and financial services which can empower students to begin saving for higher education. Today, Councilmember Ryu and Prosperity Now made the following statement

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PRESS RELEASE: LA City Council Calls On Congress to Restore Children’s Health Insurance Program

Los Angeles, CA -- Today, the City Council unanimously stood with children’s health and demanded in a formal Resolution that Congress reauthorize the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), a federal program which provides healthcare to over 9 million low-income children nationwide, over 1 million of which live in California. Funding for the program, passed in a bipartisan effort in 1997, lapsed on September 30 of this year. Today, Councilmember Ryu released the following statement:

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6th Street Traffic Safety Survey Results

Following our community town hall regarding 6th Street Safety on October 21, my office released a public survey regarding proposed traffic safety improvement options for 6th Street between Fairfax and La Brea Avenues. After studying the area extensively with the Los Angeles Department of Transportation, LAPD and LAFD, my office asked the community to voice their opinions on various traffic safety improvements. This survey closed on November 22. Today, we have the results of this survey to share.

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$4.9 Million Secured for LGBT Center Affordable Housing Project

Los Angeles, CA -- Today, the City Council approved $4.9 million in Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding for the Anita May Rosenstein Campus, to be built on North McCadden Place. The grant will directly fund 100-units of senior housing, developed by the Los Angeles LGBT Center. The approved motion fills a key funding gap, allowing the project to move forward. Today, Councilmember Ryu released the following statement:

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PRESS RELEASE: Party House Ordinance Passes PLUM Committee

Los Angeles, CA -- The ordinance to provide effective enforcement for out-of-control and unruly house parties is one step closer to becoming law today, after the Planning and Land Use Management Committee (PLUM) voted unanimously to approve the ordinance. The ordinance, created out of a motion introduced by Councilmember Ryu in 2016, would allow the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) greater ability to address massive parties that disturb residential neighborhoods and threaten public safety. Today, Councilmember Ryu made the following statement:

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