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PRESS RELEASE: Aviva breaks ground on new homeless housing program

Los Angeles —Aviva Family and Children’s Services, along with Councilman David Ryu, broke ground Thursday on construction of a new residential program that will provide bridge housing for young women experiencing homelessness.

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PRESS RELEASE: City Council Declares Support for Statewide Action on Children's Savings Account and After-School Programs

Los Angeles - Today, the Los Angeles City Council approved two Resolutions introduced by Councilmember David Ryu in support of State action on Children's Savings Account programs and funding for after-school programs. Councilmember Ryu, who chairs the Council Committee overseeing Education, has been leading the City effort to develop a Children's Savings Account program for Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) students.

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STATEMENT ON ETHICS COMMISSION ACTION ON CAMPAIGN FINANCE REFORM

“Today, the Ethics Commission took a crucial step toward restoring trust in the City of Los Angeles. By limiting the outsized influence of developers in our local elections and embracing clean campaign finance laws, the Commission has made clear that the status quo is not working for Los Angeles voters, and is failing Los Angeles Democracy. I am grateful to the Ethics Commissioners and the Commission staff for taking bold action today to reform our campaign finance laws. I look forward to seeing this item through City Council, and urge Council President Herb Wesson to schedule the motion in the Rules Committee as soon as possible.” - Councilmember David E. Ryu

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STATEMENT: Tree Policy Reforms Pass Public Works Committee

“Today, the Public Works and Gang Reduction Committee moved forward on two motions that aim to reform our tree replacement policy, bring increased experience and long-range vision to our City’s Urban Forestry Division, and find new ways to protect our urban canopy while at the same time fixing our broken sidewalks,” Councilmember Ryu said. “Trees not only add beauty to our neighborhoods, they provide a home for our local wildlife and are the best tool we have to clean our air and cool our City. I’m proud to have introduced these motions with Councilmember Bob Blumenfield, and look forward to developing a more holistic relationship between our City and its trees.”

 

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PRESS RELEASE: Councilmembers Ryu & Martinez Introduce Motion for Paid Parental Leave in Los Angeles

Los Angeles -- Today, Councilmember David Ryu (CD4) and Councilwoman Nury Martinez (CD6) introduced a motion to establish a comprehensive parental leave policy in Los Angeles that would allow new parents to take up to 18 weeks of leave without a reduction in pay. The motion calls for a Paid Parental Leave Ordinance in the City of Los Angeles as well as a study of the potential impacts such a policy might have on small businesses and non-profit organizations, among others. A parental leave policy in Los Angeles would augment existing State Disability Insurance and Paid Parental Leave programs to allow working parents to spend time with their child without any reduction in their weekly income.

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PRESS RELEASE: City Council Advances Hate Crimes Report and Instructions

Los Angeles -- Today, The City Council advanced four instructions based on a report from the Los Angeles Police Department regarding hate incidents and hate crimes, and the tracking, reporting and proactive response to a rising tide of hate crimes in the City of Los Angeles. The report began as a motion co-introduced by Councilmembers Ryu, Blumenfield, Koretz, and former Councilmember Mitch Englander.

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PRESS RELEASE: New ‘Stakeholder’ Requirements in Effect for 2019 Neighborhood Council Elections

Los Angeles – In consultation with key City staff, Councilmember Ryu announced today a major policy modification for the 2019 Neighborhood Council Elections that will provide greater clarity on how someone qualifies as a Community Interest Stakeholder.

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PRESS RELEASE: Hollywood Sign Security Increased for the Holidays

Los Angeles -- Today, Councilmember Ryu announced increased enforcement by Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) and Department of Recreation and Parks Park Rangers around the Hollywood Sign during the Christmas and New Year’s holiday.

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PRESS RELEASE: Cherokee Street Trees Saved From Removal

Los Angeles -- Today, Councilmember Ryu announced a report from the Bureau of Street Services that outlines a plan to save 14 mature trees that were slated for removal to complete sidewalk repairs on Cherokee Avenue in Hollywood. The report comes after a contentious battle over the fate of the trees, including demonstrations, a court injunction, and an initial report in the summer from the Bureau that stated all 18 trees on Cherokee Avenue had to be removed in order to fix the sidewalks.

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Council District 4: Annual Report 2017-2018

So much has happened this past year in the Fourth Council District. Whether it’s new parks, first-time pilots, or needed reforms, the Fourth Council District is leading by example with strong neighborhoods and engaged communities.

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