STATEMENT: Ryu On City Council Document Archive Reform

Councilmember David Ryu  issues the following statement on Council File: 15-0616-S3 passing the City Council today:



September 7, 2016


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Estevan Montemayor



Los Angeles, CA - Councilmember David Ryu  issues the following statement on Council File: 15-0616-S3 passing the City Council today:

“I would like to thank the Chief Legislative Analyst, City Clerk, and City Attorney for putting forward these very important recommendations which will expand our City’s standardized document retention plan to include City Council Offices. Upon entering office, my staff and I started without documentation or paperwork related to open land use cases, constituent inquires, or information on outstanding commitments of discretionary funds. Today’s vote will ensure that doesn’t happen again.

Background information is always useful when delivering services to our constituents and necessary when making decisions on important issues facing the City. Constituents deserve and should expect seamless transitions between Councilmembers so that current cases and projects are not delayed or forgotten when our elected leaders change.

At the end of the day, we must balance the need of more guidelines versus more red tape. However, I strongly believe these safeguards will ensure continuity between offices, which will improve constituent outcomes during the natural flux between an incoming and outgoing council administration.

Lastly, today’s vote will go a long way to restore trust in our local government.”


On December 11, 2015 Councilmember David Ryu introduced a motion requesting the Chief Legislative Analyst report back to the Council  on recommendations for a standardized transition plan for City Council Offices.

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, Silverlake, Miracle Mile, Hancock Park, Windsor Square, Larchmont and portions of Koreatown and Van Nuys.

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