Environment

Since before was first elected to public office, Councilmember Krekorian has worked tirelessly to support the restoration of damaged ecosystems, fight global warming, prevent air pollution and promote sustainable development for our city and state.

As an elected leader, he has taken action to move our environmental policies forward. As a Burbank School Board member, Krekorian led the charge to invest in conservation and renewable energy that not only made the district greener, but took the budget from red to black as a result savings from lower energy bills. With Krekorian's leadership in environmental policy, the Burbank School Board proved that environmental policies are not only sound for the planet, but sound for teachers, students and entire communities.

When he was elected to the State Assembly, Krekorian continued his focus on sound sustainable policies and renewable programs by allowing local sewer districts to site renewable facilities on their rights-of-way and accelerate adoption of renewable energy at electric utilities throughout California. He also promoted water conservation, groundwater recharge and clearing our oceans of plastic debris that devastates the marine ecosystem.

In the City Council, his strong advocacy for sound environmental policies led the way for Los Angeles to become the largest city to ban single-use plastic bags and to prioritize revitalizing the LA River. Krekorian has also opened parks throughout Council District 2, pushed for the city to use and implement green technology and practices, acted to preserve our urban forest and protected our open space.


Posted on Sep 25, 2017
  From the devastation of Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria, to the recent earthquakes in Mexico City and the Southland, it's clear that disaster can strike at any time. Our newspaper headlines, television screens and social media feeds are inundated with stories recounting the debilitating affects of Mother Nature's wrath and the rising human toll left in its wake. News of these natural disasters certainly may seem overwhelming, but it should also serve as a great motivator to counteract them, and the best way to do that is to get prepared.

Posted on Sep 15, 2017
For more than four decades, the neighborhoods of the San Fernando Valley adjacent to the 170 Freeway have been in desperate need of sound walls to minimize interference with their homes and lives.

Posted on Sep 01, 2017
In the week since Hurricane Harvey made landfall in southeastern Texas, the tropical storm has a left trail of devastation in the region. So far, it has claimed nearly 50 lives, flooded 136,000 structures in Houston alone and displaced hundreds of thousands of people in the storm's wake. The rising waters turned familiar roads into rivers, and residents sought refuge in official and makeshift shelters.

Posted on Aug 25, 2017
NORTH HOLLYWOOD - This week, the Bureau of Street Services completed a brand new cool pavement installation on Atoll Avenue, from Barbara Ann Street to Gault Street. The pilot project, which applies a light gray coating onto the pavement, aims to reduce temperatures of street surfaces.

Posted on Aug 25, 2017
STUDIO CITY - Wilacre Park is temporarily closed for park renovations.