Krekorian Unveils Self-Cleaning Restroom at NoHo Park

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. Continue reading

Krekorian Announces Proposal to Expand Child Care and Early Education Programs in Los Angeles

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. Continue reading

Funding Approved for New Safety Fence in Valley Village

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.  Continue reading

Krekorian Honors USC STAR

ABC 7 spotlights "Cool Kid" Samiha Mahin Councilmember Krekorian honored young scientist and North Hollywood resident Samiha Mahin for her outstanding achievements as a young scholar in the USC STAR/ EHA Program. Continue reading

Krekorian, Community Celebrate Reopened Wilacre Park

STUDIO CITY - Dozens of community members joined Councilmember Krekorian and the Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority for a community hike to celebrate the reopening of Wilacre Park. Continue reading

Los Angeles Breaks Tourism Records

LOS ANGELES - The City of Los Angeles announced another record-breaking year for tourism, Port cargo and the city's economy in 2017.   Continue reading

Metro Launches New Program For Low-Income Riders

LOS ANGELES - Metro Los Angeles is now offering even more discounted fares for low-income riders with the launch of the LIFE Program.  Continue reading

Metro Red Line Turns 25

This week, Metro Director Krekorian joined fellow board members, Metro CEO Phil Washington, transit enthusiasts and community members to mark the 25th anniversary of the Metro Red Line, currently the only Metro rail line with stops in the San Fernando Valley. Continue reading

Earthquake Brace and Bolt: Seismic Retrofit Grant Program Expands to the East Valley

EAST VALLEY - Registration is now open for eligible homeowners to apply for the Earthquake Brace and Bolt program, a seismic retrofit grant program Continue reading

City Council Bolsters Anti-mansionization Laws in Studio City

STUDIO CITY - Last week, the City Council voted to repeal the Studio City Residential Floor Area District (RFA), as it conflicted with the recently updated and more restrictive Baseline Mansionization Ordinance (BMO). In 2008, Los Angeles passed the original BMO, but many neighborhoods felt it did not go far enough and left too many loopholes for developers to exploit. Councilmember Krekorian agreed with the critics and, when he took office in 2010, worked closely with Studio City residents to come up with building rules for the neighborhood that supplemented the old BMO and helped protect the character of the community. Continue reading

City Officials Break Ground on Project to Clean Valley Groundwater

NORTH HOLLYWOOD - Councilmember Krekorian joined Mayor Eric Garcetti and other city officials to break ground on the North Hollywood West Groundwater Treatment Project, a $92 million project to clean up and restore the use of groundwater as a safe, high-quality source of drinking water in the San Fernando Valley. Continue reading

Councilmembers Seek Review of New Commercial Waste Hauling Program

LOS ANGELES - Councilmembers Krekorian and Martinez are calling for a review of recycLA, the city's new waste collection and recycling program for apartment buildings and commercial properties. Continue reading

Krekorian Honors LAPD Officer Steven Rausch

EAST VALLEY - This week, Councilmember Krekorian recognized LAPD Officer Steven Rausch for his 30 years of dedicated service to Los Angeles.  Continue reading

Metro Moves to Electrify Bus Fleet by 2030

LOS ANGELES - On Thursday, the Metro Board of Directors unanimously voted to transition the agency's system to zero-emission electric buses on all its routes by 2030, starting with the deployment of 35 electric buses to electrify the Orange Line by 2020.  Continue reading

Krekorian Takes Action to Support Restaurants, Microbreweries

LOS ANGELES - Councilmember Krekorian recently introduced two motions to help cut red tape for small businesses in Los Angeles. Continue reading