Community Empowerment

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 Sep 02, 2019
NORTH HOLLYWOOD - Councilmember Krekorian and the Department of Recreation and Parks unveiled the first self-cleaning restroom in the city's park system in North Hollywood. Located at the North Hollywood Park Recreation Center, the pilot model of the self-cleaning restroom will help the department determine the best innovative and efficient way to improve visitors' experience throughout the LA City parks.

Posted on Jul 23, 2019

Posted on Jun 25, 2019
This month, I launched a new program in the East Valley to beautify our neighborhoods and help our neighbors experiencing homelessness get a fresh start, called Clean Streets Clean Starts.

Posted on Feb 27, 2019
LOS ANGELES – Today, Los Angeles City Councilmember Paul Krekorian introduced a new proposal to explore expanding child care and early childhood education programs throughout the City of Los Angeles. The motion directs departments to study the City’s current state-licensed child care program and report back on options to scale them in every Council District.

Posted on Dec 17, 2018
VALLEY VILLAGE - The City Council voted to adopt a motion introduced by Councilmember Krekorian to construct durable, permanent safety fencing in the wash beneath the Metro busway at Coldwater Canyon and Chandler. Councilmember Krekorian worked with Councilmember David Ryu to accomplish this.