LOS ANGELES - Last month, Councilmember Krekorian introduced a motion to protect the city's large urban forest of mature street trees, thousands of which are removed each year due to private development and new construction. The motion instructs city departments, including the Planning Dept., the Dept. of Building and Safety, and the Bureau of Street Services Urban Forestry Division to study and adopt new policies that force developers to consider existing street trees before plans for new garages, driveways and curb cuts are approved.Read more
It's been a big week for the City of Los Angeles. In fact, I don't think I'm overstating things by saying it has been historic.Read more
LOS ANGELES - Want to settle a dispute out of court? The Dispute Resolution Program, run by the Los Angeles City Attorney's Office, offers free mediation services to residents and businesses in Los Angeles County.Read more
I'm happy to announce that the City of Los Angeles just approved an important and historic settlement that will make sidewalks accessible to everyone. It is a win for the disabled community, for our elderly residents and anyone who has ever taken a walk in Los Angeles.Read more
LOS ANGELES - At the direction of Councilmember Krekorian, the Bureau of Street Services (BSS) recently cleaned and cemented a median in Sun Valley (above).Read more
Keeping film and TV jobs in Los Angeles is an urgent priority for our city. We cannot afford to allow jobs to be lured away by lucrative tax credits in other places.
On May 30, the City Council passed two motions that I made as Chair of the city’s Ad-Hoc Committee on Film and TV Production Jobs aimed at securing these jobs and creating more in the years to come Creating a Feedback Loop, the first motion, will improve communication with film and TV production companies by having the city survey everyone who gets a film permit or has obtained one in the past two years. We want to be able to evaluate the experiences filmmakers have working with the City of Los Angeles.