PRESS RELEASE: Hollywood Sign to Receive Increased Security Around July 4th Holiday

Los Angeles -- Today, Councilmember Ryu announced increased security, safety and traffic management measures for the July 4th holiday week in the area surrounding the Hollywood Sign. These increased security measures began Saturday, June 30th, and will continue through Sunday, July 8th. Councilmember Ryu released the following statement:

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

July 2, 2018

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Hollywood Sign to Receive Increased Security Around July 4th Holiday

 

Los Angeles -- Today, Councilmember Ryu announced increased security, safety and traffic management measures for the July 4th holiday week in the area surrounding the Hollywood Sign. These increased security measures began Saturday, June 30th, and will continue through Sunday, July 8th. Councilmember Ryu released the following statement:

“With a great sign comes great responsibility,” Councilmember Ryu said. “And during this busy summer holiday, we need to ensure the safety of all people around the Hollywood Sign, residents and visitors alike.”

Increased security and traffic enforcement will be provided by Los Angeles Department of Transportation (LADOT) and the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD), and be paid for by their respective budgets. In previous holiday seasons, Councilmember Ryu has used discretionary funds for increased security around the Sign. However, with more than $1 million for Hollywood Sign security and traffic enforcement in the new 2018’-19 fiscal year budget, the Sign and its surrounding communities now have a dedicated source of funding for safety measures. The funding will be used to increase LADOT traffic enforcement and LAPD presence around the Sign, and is the first time the Hollywood Sign has been given fiscal year budget funding for safety & security.

“With more and more visitors wanting to see our iconic Sign, it’s crucial we have the security and resources to match,” Councilmember Ryu said. “We cannot continue to fund security for such a popular sign in a piecemeal way - we need real, dedicated funding from the City. That’s why I’m proud to see Hollywood Sign security in this year’s budget, and I look forward to more security and safety features around the Sign in the years to come.”

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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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