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Councilmember Krekorian is Chair of the City Council's newly created Ad Hoc Job Creation Committee and also sits on the Economic Development Committee. Throughout his tenure in office, Krekorian has worked to implement changes to the city’s policies that will make it easier to do business in Los Angeles, create good jobs and boost the city's vital economic sectors.

He has lowered and simplified the city's confusing business tax, supported tax relief for Internet based businesses and new car dealers, crafted legislation that encourages the City of Los Angeles to contract with local businesses, cracked down on illegal medical marijuana dispensaries, and pushed for a better, streamlined permitting process for new businesses.

Krekorian helped craft the City Council's final plan to raise the city's minimum wage, and took great pains to make sure it was done right, taking into consideration the wants and needs of working families, along with our small businesses and non-profit organizations.

Krekorian believes that development must be smart and balanced with the needs of neighborhoods. He has opposed all out of character development projects, especially in residential neighborhoods. He successfully led the charge to prevent mansionization in Studio City, expanded that to Valley Village and is working on creating a sustainable policy for the rest of the city. He has also worked to reduce the number of billboards in Los Angeles, to eliminate mobile billboards - long a headache for Valley residents - and persuaded phone companies not to build commercial cell towers in parks and in front of single-family residences.

 


Posted on Apr 21, 2017
  This week, I joined my colleagues at the annual State of the City address by Mayor Eric Garcetti, where he also discussed his fiscal year 2017-2018 budget proposal.  In the coming weeks, I will once again lead the Budget and Finance Committee in deliberations on the budget. This intense three week process will help shape our city's priorities and set the path for our future as a safer, more prosperous, sustainable, livable and well-run city. 

Posted on Apr 14, 2017
Lankershim Boulevard is home to an incredible array of community businesses that add tremendous vibrancy to our neighborhoods, play a great role in the local economy, and are an important part of the history and character of the San Fernando Valley. 

Posted on Apr 10, 2017
LOS ANGELES - Here's a rundown of the latest transit news for the East Valley.

Posted on Apr 07, 2017
  As a Councilmember, I attend many groundbreaking events, but this week I attended a very special one. Over my nearly seven years on the City Council, I don't think I've been involved in a groundbreaking for a project that is this tied to the history of the San Fernando Valley as well as its future. NOHO West has ushered in a historic moment for our region. This is the beginning of a renaissance in the East San Fernando Valley.

Posted on Feb 10, 2017
This week, I joined dozens of community members to kickoff my 2017 community lunch series, Lunch with Paul, at the newly opened North Hollywood pizzeria, The Pizza Press.