Censure and Resignation of Three Members

LOS ANGELES (October 11, 2022) – Today, Councilmembers Paul Krekorian, Mike Bonin, Mitch O’Farrell and Curren Price and Nithya Raman introduced the following motion, seconded by Councilmember Nithya Raman, to censure three members of the Los Angeles City Council and demand their immediate resignation. Continue reading

Statement on Resignation of Councilmember Martinez

LOS ANGELES (October 12, 2022) - Councilmember Krekorian's statement on the resignation of Councilmember Martinez appears below.  Continue reading

Statement on Azerbaijan's Assault on Armenia

(September 14, 2022)  – Councilmember Paul Krekorian issued the following statement regarding Azerbaijan's assault on Armenia: This week, Azerbaijan yet again attacked its Armenian neighbors, shelling civilians and infrastructure within Armenia’s borders. Over 100 more Armenians are dead in this latest round of Azeri aggression.  And yet again, the American government has had no meaningful response, leaving Azerbaijan’s pattern of unprovoked aggression and violent land grabs unchecked. Continue reading

2022 Homeless Count Shows Progress in Council District 2

LOS ANGELES (September 8, 2022) – Today, the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority (LAHSA) released the results of the 2022 Countywide Homeless Count, the first official survey of the region’s unhoused population since 2020. Continue reading

Response to Court Decision on Gun Safety

Los Angeles (June 24, 2022) - In yesterday's decision in New York State Rifle & Pistol Association Inc. v. Bruen, the Supreme Court of the United States adopted a misguided, politically motivated, unprecedented interpretation of the second Amendment.   In doing so, it has essentially nullified common sense public safety regulations requiring persons carrying firearms in public to obtain a permit attesting to their need to do so.  This decision may eviscerate many of the laws of California and other states that have effectively saved lives.    Continue reading

L.A. Appoints California’s First Chief Heat Officer

LOS ANGELES (May 31, 2022) – Acting on a motion by Councilmember Paul Krekorian, the Los Angeles City Council today voted unanimously to create the position of Chief Heat Officer for the City of Los Angeles. Continue reading

Council Votes on $11.8 Billion City Budget for 2022-23

LOS ANGELES (May 18, 2022) –  The Los Angeles City Council voted today to adopt the City’s $11.8 billion budget for the 2022-2023 fiscal year.   Budget and Finance Committee Chair Paul Krekorian won the Council’s approval of a spending plan that restores fiscal stability after a tumultuous two years. Continue reading

Groundbreaking Move to Reduce Plastic Pollution

(February 17, 2022) – Los Angeles City Councilmembers Mitch O’Farrell, Paul Krekorian, and Paul Koretz, along with Council President Nury Martinez, today led the City Council in a unanimous vote approving a landmark series of instructions that will move the City forward in a reduction of single-use plastics.  Continue reading

Metrolink Meets Goal of 100 Percent Renewable Fuel

(April 13, 2022) – On April 13, Metrolink annnced its transition to 100 percent renewable fuel, the first rail agency in the entire country to achieve this goal.  Continue reading

Council Designates Oil Can Harry’s a Historic-Cultural Monument

(April 13, 2022) – The Los Angeles City Council voted today to designate  Oil Can Harry’s, the legendary Studio City bar and nightclub, as a Historic-Cultural Monument.     Continue reading