LOS ANGELES – Councilmember Paul Krekorian is authorizing $200,000 in Arts Development Fees to theaters in Council District 2 to continue paying rent and operating expenses during the COIVD-19 pandemic. The theaters can begin applying early next week for the funds, which are being administered through the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs. Continue reading

COVID-19 Economic Fallout

LOS ANGELES – The immediate economic fallout from the COVID-19 crisis is without precedent in the history of our nation and the City of Los Angeles. More than a million of our neighbors across Los Angeles County have lost their jobs in the weeks since the economic effects of the pandemic first became apparent. Continue reading


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 4, 2019 LOS ANGELES –The City of Los Angeles, under a proposal introduced today by Councilmember Paul Krekorian, and co-presented by Councilmember Nury Martinez, will halt the purchase of virtually all automobiles with internal combustion engines. The proposal allows an exception for public safety vehicles when there is no clean alternative. Continue reading

Krekorian Lauds Launch of City’s Small Business Commission

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 19, 2019 LOS ANGELES – The first ever Small Business Commission sponsored by the City of Los Angeles held its inaugural meeting today. The idea for the commission began four years with a motion from Los Angeles City Councilmember Paul Krekorian, chair of the Ad Hoc Committee on Comprehensive Job Creation. Continue reading

Krekorian Leads Blue Community Initiative

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE NOVEMBER 5, 2019 LOS ANGELES, CA - On November 6, Los Angeles will become the first major City in the United States to earn the designation of Blue Community. The Blue Community initiative in Los Angeles, led by Councilmember Paul Krekorian, commits the City to. Continue reading

Council Approves Krekorian Motion for Major Stormwater Project

For Immediate Release: October 25, 2019 LOS ANGELES, CA – The Los Angeles City Council today approved $850,000 for a Stormwater Infrastructure Project at the corner of Ben Avenue and Victory Boulevard in the Sun Valley/North Hollywood area. The money comes from Proposition O, a 2004 measure that provides funds to prevent and remove pollutants from waterways and oceans. Continue reading

Krekorian Calls for One-Year Ban on Sale of Cannabis Vaping Products in LA

For Immediate Release: September 26, 2019   LOS ANGELES, CA - Los Angeles City Councilmember Paul Krekorian filed a motion this week to impose a one-year prohibition on the sale of all cannabis vaping products and associated accessories within the City of Los Angeles. Continue reading