STATEMENT: PAID PARENTAL LEAVE STUDY BY LAEDC PASSES COMMITTEE HURDLE

Los Angeles - Today, the Health, Education, Neighborhoods, Parks, Arts and River Committee (HENPAR) 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.

Contact:

Mark Pampanin

mark.pampanin@lacity.org

213.407.7616

Contact for Councilwoman Martinez:

Gabriella Landeros

gabriella.landeros@lacity.org

818-858-4025

PAID PARENTAL LEAVE STUDY BY LAEDC PASSES COMMITTEE HURDLE

If approved in Council, LAEDC will conduct independent economic analysis

Los Angeles - Today, the Health, Education, Neighborhoods, Parks, Arts and River Committee (HENPAR) 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.

"Paid Parental Leave is one of the best ways we can reduce the pay gap, support working families, and help children get a good start in life. But we are working to make sure this policy is a positive for both employees and businesses. That’s why Councilwoman Martinez and I sought this independent economic analysis,” Councilmember Ryu said. “The LAEDC is a trusted and data-driven expert in the Los Angeles economy. As Chair of this Committee, I was proud to bring this report to a vote, and move this independent study forward.”

“We must do right by the thousands of working and expecting parents by carefully and expeditiously conducting this study, while at the same time collecting the data and tools necessary to inform us on how this policy will affect our business community. With women's rights under attack, our proposal could not be more timely. I am proud to stand with Councilmember Ryu to show our fellow Angelenos what it really looks like when your government cares about the well-being of working families,” said Councilwoman Nury Martinez.

The recommendation to contract with LAEDC now heads to City Council for a full vote.

Read the report here.


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