PRESS RELEASE: City Council Set to Approve Runyon Canyon Enhancements Motion

Los Angeles, CA -- Today, The Los Angeles City Council is scheduled to approve a motion introduced by Councilmember Ryu in December of last year which instructs the City Department of Recreation and Parks, Bureau of Engineering and Department of Water and Power to report with improvements to Runyon Canyon Park to increase and ensure visitor access and safety of the park, as well as preservation of wildlife and the natural environment.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

January 30, 2018

 

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City Council Approves Runyon Canyon Enhancements Motion

 

Los Angeles -- Today, The Los Angeles City Council unanimously approved a motion introduced by Councilmember Ryu in December of last year which instructs the City Department of Recreation and Parks, Bureau of Engineering and Department of Water and Power to report with improvements to Runyon Canyon Park to increase and ensure visitor access and safety of the park, as well as preservation of wildlife and the natural environment.

“Runyon Canyon is one of the parks that make this City such a fantastic place to live - offering hiking trails, native wildlife and beautiful vistas for millions of visitors a year,” Councilmember Ryu said. “We need this report back to ensure that Runyon Canyon remains a treasured resource for years to come.”

Ryu’s motion aims to mitigate water runoff and erosion, as well as improve safety and access in the park by studying water reclamation, trail restoration, facility improvements and possible parking circulation plans. The improvements are a part of a larger effort by Councilmember Ryu to improve park access and mobility across Council District Four, including in Griffith Park and around the Hollywood Sign.

“Millions of Angelenos and their four-legged friends love and rely on Runyon Canyon for recreation, fun and a natural escape from urban life. We need to ensure this park can serve the next generation of Angelenos like it has served us, while protecting the environment and wildlife that call this Canyon home,” Councilmember Ryu said. “This motion asks the City to look at Runyon Canyon Park in the long-term, and to make sure it serves the people that love it so much with safety and sustainability.”

In addition, the motion instructs the City Administrative Officer to study the feasibility of the recommended improvements and identify potential funding sources available to implement them.

Read the motion 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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