Krekorian Calls For Investigation of Waste Management

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

Nury Martinez to Become Next Council President

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.

PSH Projects Slated for NoHo, Van Nuys

NORTH HOLLYWOOD, VAN NUYS - Yesterday, the Los Angeles City Planning Commission voted to approve two permanent supportive housing projects in CD2 - NoHo 5050 and The Confianza. These two projects will provide 96 units of permanent supportive housing to the district. Continue reading

New Fire Station Opening In Van Nuys

VAN NUYS - Due to climate change, the notion that there is a well-defined "fire season" in Southern California is quickly falling out of favor. In many areas, high risk conditions apply much of the year. Continue reading

Krekorian Sponsors Mobile Apps Ordinance To Ease Traffic

LOS ANGELES - In recent years it has become apparent that even certain out-of-the-way streets in CD2 are not immune to gridlock. The prime reason is Waze, the GPS navigation software App owned by Google, which routes drivers to seemingly open streets in an attempt to get around traffic. Continue reading

Metro Hosts Women's Small Business Summit

LOS ANGELES - Councilmember Krekorian told the Metro Women's Small Business Summit held at Union Station this week that "it is an incredible time to do business in Los Angeles." Continue reading

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