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PRESS RELEASE: Ryu and Martinez Introduce Motions to Reform City Library Security; Block Access to Lewd Content Online

Los Angeles, CA -- Today, Councilmembers David Ryu (CD4) and Nury Martinez (CD6) introduced two motions to make City libraries safer and more secure for all visitors, and to reclaim them for our communities. One motion requests the Los Angeles Public Library, in conjunction with LAPD, to report back on all security incidents observed at public libraries in 2017, and on how current security can be improved. The other motion instructs the library to implement filtering software on computers and wireless networks at all 73 City Libraries, to prevent online access to pornography. Councilmembers Ryu and Martinez issued the following statements:

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Council District 4: Annual Report 2016-2017

I am excited to share with you what we’ve accomplished this past year. From Sherman Oaks to Hollywood, Griffith Park to the Miracle Mile, the Fourth Council District is full of vibrant neighborhoods and iconic landmarks, but most importantly, residents who care deeply about their community and its future. It has been my honor to work with you on making our district a wonderful place to live.

 

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PRESS RELEASE: Dual Tour Bus Motions Pass City Council

Los Angeles -- Today, City Council unanimously passed two motions regulating the tour bus industry in the City of Los Angeles. These motions, introduced in September by Councilmember Ryu after California Governor Jerry Brown signed AB25 (Nazarian), prohibit the use of loudspeakers or public address systems on tour buses that have had their roofs substantially modified or removed, and instruct the Los Angeles Department of Transportation to identify streets that are unsafe for tour buses to travel on. Today, Councilmember Ryu released the following statement:

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PRESS RELEASE: Ryu Announces Utility Box Art Program

Los Angeles, CA -- Today, Councilmember Ryu announced he will sponsor art projects on utility boxes within Council District Four using his discretionary funds, awarding up to $250 per utility box. In collaboration with local neighborhood councils and the Los Angeles Department of Transportation, Councilmember Ryu’s sponsored utility box art program will support local artists while bringing more artwork to the streets of Council District Four. Today, Councilmember Ryu released the following statement:

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6th Street Traffic Safety

On October 21, I hosted a meeting regarding public safety on 6th street from Fairfax to La Brea Avenues. 

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STATEMENT: Transportation Committee Passes Tour Bus Regulations, Heads to Full City Council

Los Angeles -- Today, the Transportation Committee passed two motions which, if approved, could bring new tour bus regulations to the City of Los Angeles. Councilmember Ryu introduced both motions after California Governor Jerry Brown signed AB25 (Nazarian) in September, which Councilmember Ryu championed as it worked its way through the Assembly. AB25 allows California municipalities more power to regulate tour bus operators. Today, Councilmember Ryu released the following statement:

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Traffic and Safety Evaluation along Rowena Corridor

In January, 2017 my office entered into an agreement with Kimley-Horn and Associates to conduct a thorough evaluation of traffic and safety conditions along the Rowena corridor and in adjacent communities, and start developing potential improvements to alleviate cut-though traffic to make sure we're keeping our neighborhoods safe for pedestrians, cyclists and motorists alike

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STATEMENT: Party House Ordinance Passes Public Safety Committee

Los Angeles, CA -- Today, the Public Safety Committee passed an ordinance allowing for greater enforcement of so-called “Party Houses,” an issue that Councilmember David Ryu has championed over the past year. In November of 2016, City Council unanimously approved Councilmember Ryu’s motion instructing the City Attorney, in coordination with LAPD, to draft an ordinance regulating “Party Houses.” The ordinance now heads to the Planning and Land Use Management Committee, or PLUM, for a vote before heading to the City Council floor. Today, Councilmember Ryu released the following statement:

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PRESS RELEASE: Ryu Motion on Concrete Streets Passes Public Works Committee

Los Angeles, CA -- Today, the City Council Committee on Public Works and Gang Reduction voted to approve a motion introduced by Councilmember David Ryu which instructs the City Administrative Officer, the Chief Legislative Analyst, the Bureau of Engineering, the Bureau of Street Services and Contract Administration to conduct a cost comparison analysis of concrete street projects, including a cost benefit of using city crews versus outside contractors, and comparing the cost, longevity and customer satisfaction of concrete versus asphalt streets. The motion also instructs the City to address its backlog of “D” and “F” rated streets. It now moves to City Council for a full vote. Councilmember Ryu released the following statement:

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STATEMENT: Geffen gives LACMA $150 Million

Los Angeles, CA -- Yesterday, David Geffen gave a $150 million gift to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) to support their campaign to expand, upgrade and unify the museum’s 20-acre campus. This gift brings the museum closer to executing its expansion plans.

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