LOS ANGELES - Today, Congress approved a $2 trillion stimulus bill, the largest such legislation in American history. The relief package includes significant funding that will likely be helpful in Los Angeles' efforts to address the enormous toll that this virus is taking on our residents' economic security. We are analyzing the federal bill to determine its precise benefit to Los Angeles. In the meantime, if you would like additional information about this federal legislation, please contact the offices of our local Congressmen, Brad Sherman and Tony Cardenas, as follows: Continue reading
LOS ANGELES - Throughout our community, friends and neighbors have suddenly found themselves unemployed and many of our favorite businesses have either closed, or struggle to remain open. Continue reading
CD2 - Councilmember Krekorian's Youth Leadership Academy offers young people a unique opportunity to learn directly from department heads about how their work impacts the operations of the City of Los Angeles. Participants receive an education in the issues that face city officials every day, from the condition of neighborhood sidewalks to the ongoing crisis of homelessness. Continue reading
North Hollywood - One year ago, the intersection of Ben Avenue and Victory Boulevard in North Hollywood experienced severe flooding. Water actually covered the entire floor of the popular Lilit Bakery & Cafe, which was forced to close for several days. Continue reading
LOS ANGELES - Natalie MacEwan is a triple major at USC who wants to become a Navy pilot. She is also a Venturer Scout. Continue reading
NORTH HOLLYWOOD - This week, Councilmember Krekorian was joined by the Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks General Manager Mike Shull and members of the LAPD on a tour of the Whitsett Fields Park/Valley Plaza Recreation Center, located at the intersection of Whitsett and Vanowen in North Hollywood. Continue reading
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. Continue reading
LOS ANGELES - Until this week, the Los Angeles City Council had never elected a Latina as its president. I was proud to cast my vote for Councilmember Nury Martinez, my friend and fellow representative from the Valley. I will continue to work closely with soon-to-be Council President Martinez on the issues of critical importance to CD2.