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:

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

November 28, 2017

Press Contact:

Estevan Montemayor

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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:

“I am thrilled to see the PLUM committee approve this ordinance which will bring peace and safety to so many of our neighborhoods,” Councilmember Ryu said. “All-night parties, with hundreds of guests clogging the road and creating a fire hazard in the canyons and hillsides, cannot continue unabated.”

The ordinance, which passed the Public Safety Committee on October 11, allows for escalating fines against the party host and homeowner, as well as a required public posting for 30 days on homes found in violation.

“In my district, only a small handful of homeowners are responsible for these massive and unruly parties - the vast majority are reasonable and respectful of their neighbors,” Councilmember Ryu said. “It’s the small handful that make this ordinance so sorely needed. We are talking about people who use their homes to throw all-night events, or rent them out to strangers who run de facto nightclubs out of otherwise quiet neighborhoods - threatening the peace and safety of everyone around them.”

Read the draft ordinance here.

 

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Los Angeles City Councilmember David E. Ryu represents the 4th Council District which includes Griffith Park, Sherman Oaks, Toluca Lake, Hollywood, Hollywood Hills, Los Feliz, Silver Lake, Miracle Mile, Hancock Park, Windsor Square, Larchmont and portions of Koreatown and Van Nuys.

 


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