Online Comment Period Open for Southeast Valley Community Plans

EAST VALLEY - Have you shared your thoughts and ideas on the proposed concepts for the Southeast Valley Community Plans? If not, you can now share your feedback via the online comment portal through November 1. Continue reading

Learn About LA's Home-Sharing Program

LOS ANGELES - Do you have a question about home-sharing and short-term rentals in Los Angeles? Do you want to learn more about the city's new rules for hosts? This October, Los Angeles City Planning Department will be hosting a series information sessions for residents about the City's Home-Sharing Program. Continue reading

LA Launches Cleaning and Rapid Engagement Teams to Improve Cleanups and Services Around Homeless Encampments

LOS ANGELES - This past Tuesday marked the debut of the City's Cleaning and Rapid Engagement (CARE) teams. The teams, one of which is located in each council district, will use accurate data to rapidly deploy to clean up highest need sites in Council District 2. Continue reading

Krekorian Introduces Measure to Prohibit Vaping Products

LOS ANGELES - In recent weeks, a number of alarming reports have revealed the effect of vaping products on youth and young adults, including lung disease and death. Continue reading

City Leaders Approve Funds for Homeless Housing

EAST VALLEY - This week, the City Council's Homelessness and Poverty Committee approved a new round of housing projects funded under Proposition HHH, the voter-approved bond measure intended to provide additional housing for people experiencing homelessness. Of the new projects in the pipeline, three are located in Council District 2, which makes a total of five proposed homeless housing projects in the East Valley since HHH passed overwhelmingly in November 2016. These facilities are a critical part of the ongoing effort to help our homeless neighbors in the community. Continue reading

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