LA Examines the Risk of Threatened Federal Cuts

LOS ANGELES - At this week's Budget and Finance Committee hearing, members discussed an initial report on how the White House's proposed budget, as well as its threats on immigration, could impact the city's coffers. Councilmember Krekorian, who chairs the committee, authored the motion calling for the report with the aim of clarifying the degree of danger the city faces if Congress approves massive federal budget cuts. Continue reading

RecycLA: City Launches New Waste Collection Program for Commercial and Multifamily Buildings

LOS ANGELES - The City of Los Angeles recently launched a new waste collection program, recycLA, which aims to expand recycling services to an estimated 80,000 apartment buildings and commercial properties across Los Angeles.   Continue reading

Get Ready for NoHo Summer Nights

Summer is officially here and there are plenty of exciting things to look forward to in the East Valley. That's why we're excited to announce our partnership with the Valley Cultural Center and the Department of Cultural Affairs to bring a brand new outdoor event series to North Hollywood Park, NoHo Summer Nights.  Continue reading

New Traffic Signal Makes Lankershim Safer for Pedestrians, Cyclists

LOS ANGELES - Councilmember Krekorian and community members activated a brand new traffic signal and crosswalk at Lankershim Boulevard and Dundas Drive. The signal and the new crosswalk are vital safety improvements for this busy corridor that will protect pedestrians. Continue reading

LA Kicks Off LGBT Heritage Month

  LOS ANGELES - This week, the Los Angeles City Council celebrated LGBT Heritage Month to recognize the contributions of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender artists and activists who are paving the way for equality in Los Angeles. Among the honorees were Sara Ramirez, Alexandra Billings, Michael Kearns and  Alexei Romanoff. You can read about this year's honorees here.  Continue reading

CREAM: NoHo's Cool New Ice Cream Spot

NORTH HOLLYWOOD - This week, dozens of community members joined Councilmember Krekorian at NoHo Arts District's newest dessert shop, CREAM. The ice cream shop specializes in handcrafted ice cream sandwiches made to order with fresh baked cookies and plenty of toppings to choose from. Continue reading

LA Will Lead on Climate Goals

LOS ANGELES - This week, the White House announced its intention to remove the United States from the Paris Agreement to combat global climate change. In anticipation, Councilmember Krekorian worked with his City Council colleagues to put Los Angeles on record as supportive of the agreement and committed to continuing to achieve those goals. The motion asks the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power to adopt the stipulations of the Paris Agreement as the policy of the City of Los Angeles. Continue reading

North Hollywood High Scores Again at Regional Science Bowl Competition

LOS ANGELES - Councilmember Krekorian honored North Hollywood High School on their 18th win at the annual Los Angeles Department of Water and Power Science Bowl Regional Competition. Continue reading

Metro to Study Restructuring Bus System

LOS ANGELES - Metro announced plans to embark on a three-year study to reimagine and restructure the region's bus system. The study will look at the system's 170 bus lines, 2,200 buses, and 15,000 stops. Continue reading

LA Chamber Cancels Turkey Business Forum Amid Concerns From Krekorian, Community

LOS ANGELES - This week, the Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce announced the cancellation of the "Los Angeles Turkey Business Forum," scheduled for Thursday, May 25. Billed as a roundtable meeting with CEOs and board members from 12 of the most prominent companies in Turkey, the event was to serve as a way to develop business alliances in LA and Turkey. Continue reading

Mayor Signs Budget that Strengthens Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES - Councilmember Krekorian joined Mayor Garcetti at the signing of LA's fiscal year 2017-2018 budget. The $9.2 billion spending plan builds on the city's ongoing work to restore community services, fix streets and sidewalks, prioritize housing and services to resolve homelessness issues, and improve public safety through safer roads.  Continue reading

Bike Month in Los Angeles 2017

LOS ANGELES - May is National Bike Month and LA has a ton of fun events to get your wheels spinning. With group rides, workshops and community-hosted events, Bike Month has something for everyone.  Continue reading

Valley Glen's Great Wall Mural Nominated for National Historic Register

VALLEY GLEN - This week, the State Historical Resources Commission approved the Great Wall of Los Angeles mural's nomination to the National Register of Historic Places. The nine-member California state review board, appointed by the Governor, is charged with the preservation of California's cultural heritage. Continue reading

Metro Launches Awareness Project to Protect Bus Operators

  LOS ANGELES - This week, Metro announced the launch of a new public awareness campaign to prevent bus operator assaults.  Continue reading

A Closer Look: What is a Senior Lead Officer?

EAST VALLEY - Community police stations are integral to keeping our neighborhoods safe. Fostering strong relationships to improve community trust and creating partnerships to fight crime are just some of the ways the Los Angeles Police Department helps our community.  Continue reading