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

Cool Pavements Turn Down the Heat on City Streets

NORTH HOLLYWOOD - This week, the Bureau of Street Services completed a brand new cool pavement installation on Atoll Avenue, from Barbara Ann Street to Gault Street. The pilot project, which applies a light gray coating onto the pavement, aims to reduce temperatures of street surfaces. Continue reading

Alert: Wilacre Park Closed for Improvements

STUDIO CITY - Wilacre Park is temporarily closed for park renovations. Continue reading

Hello Instagram!

LOS ANGELES - Councilmember Krekorian is now on Instagram! Follow along as Team Krekorian shares photos and updates of the work we're doing to serve the East Valley and beyond, and connect with Angelenos about ways improve our community. To find Councilmember Krekorian on Instagram, visit www.instagram.com/paulkrekorian.  Continue reading

Homeless Connect Serves Hundreds in NoHo

NORTH HOLLYWOOD - This week, the North Hollywood Recreation Center was abuzz with dozens of local organizations, volunteers and community members working to provide services and resources to homeless individuals in the East San Fernando Valley as part of Councilmember Krekorian's latest Homeless Connect Day.  Continue reading

Welcome New Americans

NORTH HOLLYWOOD - Councilmember Krekorian joined Hermanidad Mexicana Nacional to congratulate members of our community on becoming United States citizens. This week's ceremony celebrated more than 50 individuals who took their citizenship oath, possibly the most meaningful milestone in their long journey as immigrants. Their stories of struggle, hard work and determination show us all what it means to be an American. Continue reading

Studio City's PINZ Bowling Celebrates 60th Anniversary

STUDIO CITY -  A Valley institution for 60 years, PINZ Bowling Center is located in the heart of Studio City's entertainment and business district. It is a 60,000 square-foot facility with 32 bowling lanes, an arcade and space for private events. On it's 60th anniversary, Councilmember Krekorian joined PINZ's co-owner, Eleda Cohen, and it's general manager, Scott Frager, to honor it's contributions to sport and family fun. Continue reading

LA Launches New City Property Database

LOS ANGELES - The City of Los Angeles just launched a new online portal that will help maximize the value of city property, and more efficiently provide options for affordable housing, homeless service facilities and other priorities. The comprehensive, searchable property database will enable staff to manage city property more effectively, and allow the public to track the development of community assets, like police and fire stations, libraries and public parks. The portal is available at lacity.org/property. Continue reading

Costco Business Center Opens in North Hollywood

NORTH HOLLYWOOD - This week, Councilmember Krekorian joined Costco CEO W. Craig Jelinek to celebrate the opening of Costco's first Business Center in Los Angeles, located in North Hollywood. Krekorian's office worked closely with Costco for two years to help them navigate the city's planning process and open their doors for business in the Valley. Continue reading

Community Gathers for National Night Out in Valley Village

VALLEY VILLAGE - Dozens of community members joined this year's National Night Out celebration in Valley Village to promote community safety and strengthen partnerships with local law enforcement. Councilmember Krekorian greeted event goers and shared community updates about the city's continued work to improve services and resources for residents.  Continue reading