Councilmember Krekorian is vocal advocate for neighborhood councils and bringing more community involvement to city government. He works closely with the neighborhood councils, associations, watches and all resident organizations in Council District 2. Krekorian believes that these organizations provide a valuable outlet for concerned and committed citizens to voice their opinions about issues considered by the City Council and city departments.
Throughout his time at City Hall, Krekorian has fought attempts to excessively curtail neighborhood council funding and has championed their inclusion in the budget process. In 2010, when he chaired the City Council's Education and Neighborhoods Committee, Krekorian restored more than $1 million in rollover funding to neighborhood councils, arguing that a lack of funding “would not allow neighborhood councils what they need to meet their commitments.” In years since, he has made sure that neighborhood councils are adequately funded and are able to have their say in city matters.
Krekorian is also known for listening to residents and providing top notch constituent services. He responds quickly and decisively when emergencies threaten neighborhoods and when residents are simply looking for assistance. His field office in North Hollywood is a neighborhood center of activity, outreach and information. Krekorian endeavors to bring city government to the doorsteps of his constituents and always welcomes their valuable input.
Highlighting his independence, Krekorian has repeatedly stood with ratepayers and led the fight against proposed rate increases sought by the Department of Water and Power. Krekorian also diligently worked to ensure that the community won a ratepayer advocate - an independent voice for Angelenos on DWP issues.
Posted on Jun 29, 2017
Summer is officially here and there are plenty of exciting things to look forward to in the East Valley. That's why we're excited to announce our partnership with the Valley Cultural Center and the Department of Cultural Affairs to bring a brand new outdoor event series to North Hollywood Park, NoHo Summer Nights.
Posted on Jun 19, 2017
With the Fourth of July holiday just around the corner, some of our neighborhoods are already witnessing the familiar pops and bangs of illegal fireworks exploding in the night sky. My office has received several recent reports about the possession and use of illegal fireworks in North Hollywood and Valley Glen. I have notified the Los Angeles Police Department and the Fire Department about this issue and asked them to remain watchful and to continue to educating the public about the dangers of fireworks.
Posted on Jun 05, 2017
LOS ANGELES - This week, the Los Angeles City Council celebrated LGBT Heritage Month to recognize the contributions of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender artists and activists who are paving the way for equality in Los Angeles. Among the honorees were Sara Ramirez, Alexandra Billings, Michael Kearns and Alexei Romanoff. You can read about this year's honorees here.
Posted on Jun 05, 2017
NORTH HOLLYWOOD - This week, dozens of community members joined Councilmember Krekorian at NoHo Arts District's newest dessert shop, CREAM. The ice cream shop specializes in handcrafted ice cream sandwiches made to order with fresh baked cookies and plenty of toppings to choose from.
Posted on Jun 02, 2017
This week at the grand opening of the Crest Apartments, a newly developed permanent supportive housing complex in my district, I met Randy Brader. Randy joined the military at the age of 17 in 1973 and for nearly 20 years, he served our country in the U.S. Army before he was honorably discharged.
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