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 Feb 14, 2020
LOS ANGELES - At a time when environmental catastrophes are measured in decades rather than centuries, the City of Los Angeles demonstrated again this week its unparalleled commitment to policies designed to counter the effects of climate change. 

Posted on Jan 31, 2020
LOS ANGELES - This past weekend, LA Metro moved a step closer toward having an all-electric fleet of buses on our roadways.

Posted on Jan 10, 2020
On a daily basis it's not easy to gauge the great contribution of city employees to both the beautification and upkeep of CD2. But annual statistics released by Streets LA leave no doubt.

Posted on Dec 13, 2019
LOS ANGELES - This week, a Channel 2 reporter sent Councilmember Krekorian's office a video taken by a Studio City constituent that shows a hauler from Waste Management blatantly combining recyclables (blue) and trash (black) into a single bin. The Councilman gave an interview to the reporter in which he expressed his outrage that this had taken place, adding that it merited further investigation by the City.

Posted on Nov 05, 2019
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE NOVEMBER 5, 2019 LOS ANGELES, CA - On November 6, Los Angeles will become the first major City in the United States to earn the designation of Blue Community. The Blue Community initiative in Los Angeles, led by Councilmember Paul Krekorian, commits the City to.