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:

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

November 7, 2017

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Dual Tour Bus Motions Pass City Council

Two motions introduced by Councilmember Ryu bring reform to the tour bus industry in Los Angeles

 

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:

"Today is a big win for public safety in Los Angeles. This has been a years-long issue in my district, where dozens of tour buses are disturbing neighbors and putting tourists and residents at risk with dangerous maneuvers on narrow streets. At long last, we can secure peace & safety on our hillside roads.” said Councilmember Ryu.

Both motions were introduced on September 29th of this year. The audio regulation motion instructs the City Attorney to create an ordinance that prohibits loud speakers on uncovered tour buses, and instead requires the use of headphones or similar devices. The route restriction motion instructs the Los Angeles Department of Transportation, with the assistance of the Los Angeles Police Department and the Los Angeles Fire Department, to report back in 60 days with a list of streets that are unsafe for these tour buses to operate on.

“I am so grateful to Assemblymember Nazarian for working with me, and for his leadership on AB25, and to Governor Brown for signing it into law. This allowed California municipalities like Los Angeles to create the kinds of measures we are passing today.”

Read the motions 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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