STATEMENT: Party House Ordinance Passes Public Safety Committee

Los Angeles, CA -- Today, the Public Safety Committee passed an ordinance allowing for greater enforcement of so-called “Party Houses,” an issue that Councilmember David Ryu has championed over the past year. In November of 2016, City Council unanimously approved Councilmember Ryu’s motion instructing the City Attorney, in coordination with LAPD, to draft an ordinance regulating “Party Houses.” The ordinance now heads to the Planning and Land Use Management Committee, or PLUM, for a vote before heading to the City Council floor. Today, Councilmember Ryu released the following statement:

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

October 11, 2017

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Party House Ordinance Passes Public Safety Committee

The ordinance now moves to the Planning and Land Use Management (PLUM) Committee

 

Los Angeles, CA -- Today, the Public Safety Committee passed an ordinance allowing for greater enforcement of so-called “Party Houses,” an issue that Councilmember David Ryu has championed over the past year. In November of 2016, City Council unanimously approved Councilmember Ryu’s motion instructing the City Attorney, in coordination with LAPD, to draft an ordinance regulating “Party Houses.” The ordinance now heads to the Planning and Land Use Management Committee, or PLUM, for a vote before heading to the City Council floor. Today, Councilmember Ryu released the following statement:

“I am pleased to see this ordinance pass the Public Safety Committee, as the issue of out-of-control Party Houses is, at heart, an issue of public safety. All-night parties with hundreds of guests crowding narrow streets in the hillsides block the right-of-way for emergency vehicles and consume the time and resources of our police officers who, at present, have no recourse to actually solve the problem.

“This ordinance would finally provide a solution. Escalating fines and penalties against both the tenant and the homeowner would ensure that this small minority of unruly party houses do not disturb and threaten the public safety of everyone around them.”

“I look forward to this draft ordinance being heard in PLUM, and urge my colleagues on that committee to consider this issue and prioritize residents safety and quality of life.”

Read the draft ordinance 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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