STATEMENT: CITY COUNCIL APPROVES MOTION TO STUDY PAID PARENTAL LEAVE

Los Angeles - Today, the Los Angeles City Council approved a report from the Chief Legislative Analyst recommending the Los Angeles Economic Development Corporation (LAEDC) to conduct an independent economic analysis on the impact a fully paid parental leave policy would have in Los Angeles. Councilmember Ryu and Councilwoman Martinez released the following statements:

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  

June 5, 2019

Contact for Councilmember Ryu:

Mark Pampanin

mark.pampanin@lacity.org

213.407.7616

Contact for Councilwoman Martinez:

Gabriella Landeros

gabriella.landeros@lacity.org

818-858-4025

CITY COUNCIL APPROVES MOTION TO STUDY PAID PARENTAL LEAVE

LAEDC to conduct independent economic analysis

Los Angeles - Today, the Los Angeles City Council approved a report from the Chief Legislative Analyst recommending the Los Angeles Economic Development Corporation (LAEDC) to conduct an independent economic analysis on the impact a fully paid parental leave policy would have in Los Angeles. Councilmember Ryu and Councilwoman Martinez released the following statements:

“In order to do this right, we must take the time to collect the data and tools necessary to inform us of how the paid parental leave policy will impact our business community. Our parents and children are relying on a comprehensive policy, and I am proud to stand with Councilmember Ryu to ensure this policy is crafted fairly and equally for all Angelenos,” said Councilwoman Nury Martinez. “I look forward to seeing the analysis by the LAEDC, and examine how we can build an economy that works for all of us, not just the wealthy few.”

"When done right, paid parental leave policies not only support working families and the health of newborn children, but can help our economy thrive. In the City of Los Angeles, we need to be focused on building an economy that works for everyone, and that’s why Councilwoman Martinez and I sought the LAEDC’s independent study to make this policy the best it can be,” Councilmember Ryu said. “The LAEDC is a trusted and data-driven expert in the Los Angeles economy, and I look forward to seeing their analysis.”

Read the report here.


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