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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

August 22, 2013



LOS ANGELES –Councilmember Paul Krekorian, chair of the Budget and Finance Committee, released the following statement on a proposed contract for the DWP union.


"Through the leadership of Mayor Eric Garcetti and Council President Herb Wesson, the city has secured a labor agreement by which ratepayers will gain savings of more than $400 million over the next four years, and billions of dollars over the next 30 years, while keeping rates from spiking even higher. This agreement results in zero pay increases for the next three years, and a substantial reduction in starting salaries for many jobs, while also implementing pension reform. At the same time, we ensured that the Council and the Mayor will retain authority to continue implementing much needed and overdue reforms at the DWP. This contract certainly is not the end of our continuing efforts to reform the DWP, but it is a very important step in the right direction that achieves significant savings for ratepayers. In the months and years ahead, I look forward to working with my colleagues and the Mayor as we continue to change the culture of the DWP and institute better practices and oversight to ensure that the people's utility will serve the best interests of the people."


 

 

Councilmember Paul Krekorian represents Los Angeles' Second Council District, which includes the east San Fernando Valley. His website is cd2.lacity.org, where you can sign up for news updates or visit him on Twitter (@PaulKrekorian) or Facebook.

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Read the latest issue of the CD2 News by clicking here or on an individual story below:

National Night Out Tonight [link]
Open House Next Thursday: You're Invited! [link]
Community Works Toward A Cleaner North Hollywood [link]
North Hollywood Alleys Get A Fresh Look, L.A. River Says Thank You [link]
Tour of District Businesses Continues [link]
Photos From Around the District [link]


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Read the latest issue of the CD2 News by clicking here or on an individual story below:

-Krekorian Calls on DWP to Reform Policy [link]
-Council Supports Legislation Ensuring Greater Public Safety Measures [link]
-Your New District Director: Jackie Keene [link]
-Work continues on North Hollywood segment of I-5 HOV Improvement Project [link]
-City Clerk to Retire After Three Decades of City Service [link]
-Remembering a Work of Art [link]
-How to Sign Up for the Council District 2 Newsletter [link]
-You're Invited to Our New Field Office Open House [link]
-Photos From Around the District [link]


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Read the latest issue of the CD2 News by clicking here or on an individual story below:
-Mayor Appoints Krekorian, First Valley Elected Rep in 20 Years, to MTA Board [link]
-Krekorian Named Chairman of Valley Council of Governments [link]
-Film Series Provides Water Education [link]
-Bulky Items Get Swept From Valley Streets [link]
-L.A. River Greenway Project Breaks Ground [link]

 


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LOS ANGELES—Mayor Eric Garcetti today announced the appointment of Coucilmember Mike Bonin, Councilmember Paul Krekorian, and "Jackie" Dupont-Walker to the Board of Directors of the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transit Authority.

 

"I look forward to working with Mayor Garcetti, my MTA colleagues, and all stakeholders to tackle Southern California's most pressing transportation issues," said Councilmember Krekorian. "Through innovation and efficiency, we need to get more for our transportation dollars and accelerate MTA's work toward enhanced mobility throughout the entire region.  This is a critical moment in our pursuit of a seamless public transportation system that cost-effectively reduces congestion in the San Fernando Valley and all of Los Angeles, and I'm honored that the Mayor has entrusted me with this responsibility." 

Mayor Garcetti is committed to reducing traffic congestion and making commutes faster.  He will focus on continued improvement, expansion, and technological innovation of MTA's bus and rail service.  He will both fight for additional transportation funding and work to improve MTA operations so costs are lowered.  He will seek increased regional coordination and partnership, recognizing that L.A. traffic can result from a trip originating in a nearby city and ending in another.  He also recognizes that transit can catalyze overall economic development by reducing traffic (and its associated costs in lost productivity), improving quality of life, and making Los Angeles more attractive to businesses.  Mayor Garcetti will seek to harness on-going capital projects at MTA and leverage the work of L.A. city departments to stimulate economic development along transit corridors and station areas across the city.  Mayor Garcetti recognizes that this issue requires a multi-faceted approach, including better management of vehicular traffic and pedestrian and bicycle planning and infrastructure. In addition, transportation options are key to cleaner air and a more sustainable environment in Los Angeles.

MTA serves as transportation planner, coordinator, designer, builder, and operator for Los Angeles County.  More than 9.8 million people live and work within the 1,433-square-mile service area. The MTA is governed by a 13 member Board of Directors that includes the Mayor of Los Angeles and three mayoral appointees.


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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 11, 2013

LOS ANGELES – Today Councilmember Paul Krekorian was selected to lead the San Fernando Valley Council of Governments, a coalition of representatives from the County of Los Angeles and cities of Los Angeles, Glendale, Burbank, Santa Clarita and San Fernando.  In accepting the position, Krekorian said the Council of Governments would focus its attention on significant transportation and economic development priorities that broadly impact the Valley and its residents.
 
Councilmember Krekorian was nominated for the chairmanship by County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky. The vote in support of Krekorian, who is also the chairman of the L.A. City Council's Budget and Finance Committee, was unanimous.
 
“I am honored to assume the chairmanship of the San Fernando Valley Council of Governments. The challenges facing our communities are best addressed through the coordinated efforts of all of the government entities that represent the Valley,” Councilmember Paul Krekorian said. “Increasing mobility, and spurring broad and sustainable economic growth in the Valley, while preserving the character of our neighborhoods, will require forward-looking cooperation among Valley cities and the County. While we may not always have complete unity of interests, we certainly can find consensus about the most pressing, Valley-wide priorities on transportation, jobs creation and planning issues.  I look forward to working with all of the elected representatives and stakeholders throughout the Valley in identifying and implementing long-term strategies for improving our economy and our quality of life."
 
The SFVCOG was established in 2010 to develop and implement policies and plans to address the unique needs of the greater San Fernando Valley region, including transportation, environmental and planning issues. The board meets bimonthly to discuss coordination of government programs while working to provide recommendations and solutions to problems of common and general regional concern.
 
The Council of Governments consists of the two County Supervisors and seven Los Angeles City Councilmembers whose districts encompass the Valley, as well as one councilmember from each of the City Councils of Burbank, Glendale, San Fernando and Santa Clarita.
 
Councilmember Paul Krekorian represents Los Angeles' Second Council District, which includes the east San Fernando Valley. His website is cd2.lacity.org, where you can sign up for news updates or visit him on Twitter (@PaulKrekorian) or Facebook.

 

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Read the latest issue of the CD2 News by clicking here or on an individual story below:

-Council President Taps Krekorian to Remain Head of Budget Committee [link]
-Parole Denied for LAFD Arsonist [link]
-Mixed Results as Homeless Count Reveals Funding Pattern [link]
-Community Gets a Safer Route to School [link]
-L.A. Celebrates World Day for International Justice [link]
-How to Save on Energy During the Summer [link]


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In a letter to the Chuckwalla Valley State Prison Parole Board, Councilmember Krekorian wrote a letter asking for the denial of parole for aronist Mario Catanio. Read the letter here.


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Read the latest issue of the CD2 News by clicking here or on an individual story below:
-To Drive Down Costs and Secure Local Water Access, DWP to Explore Tapping Valley Well [link]
-L.A. Becomes Greenest Big City in America by Ridding City of Plastic Bags [link]
-Sale of Pinecrest Clears Way for Park, Housing [link]
-Jamie Beth Slavin Park in North Hollywood Opens For All [link]
-Kids Get Fit with Studio City Group [link]
-How to Keep You & Your Pet Safe on the 4th [link]
-How to Protect Against Mosquito Season [link]
-CD2 Community Bulletin Board [link]
-Around the District in Photos [link]

 


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-City to Ban Plastic Bags [link]
-Summer Tips Off This Weekend [link]
-A Brighter Future for Los Angeles [link]
-Doctor Gives Veterans Something to Smile About [link]
-CD2 Community Bulletin Board [link]
-Around the District in Photos [link]

 


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-North Hollywood Monument to be Considered for Historical Designation [link]
-Hearing Scheduled on Low-Cost Phone Service Program [link]
-Filmmakers to Showcase L.A. [link]
-Splash into Summer with Operation Splash [link]
-LADWP Issues Scam Alert for Energy Program [link]
-Around the District in Photos [link]


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Read the latest issue of the CD2 News by clicking here or on an individual story below:

-Signed, Sealed, Delivered: City Passes Budget [link]
-Students Reflect on Their Day with Councilmember Krekorian [link]
-At East Valley High School, Broadcast Center Opens its Doors [link]
-Valley Village Firefighters Get Recognition [link]
-Councilmember Chats With Studio City's Island Community [link]
-A Closer Look at Studio City's L.A. River Greenway [link]
-Special Olympic Athletes Carry Torch Through the Valley [link]
-Councilmember Tours Sun Valley Recycling Center [link]
-Around the District in Photos [link]
-How to Stay Safe When Grilling This Summer [link]


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-Council Approves Budget [link]
-Community Joins Memorial Bike Ride for Hit-and-Run Victim [link]
-Students Get Insight into City Jobs on Career Day [link]
-New Parking Meters in Studio City [link]
-Community College Breaks Ground on New Community Facility [link]
-Training for Job Seekers [link]
-Around the District in Photos [link]
-Neighborhood Disaster Planning Toolkit Now Available [link]


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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 23, 2013

LOS ANGELES - The City Council today approved a $7.7 billion spending plan that increases the city’s reserve fund, provides for greater public safety resources and increases vital community programs. The 2013-14 fiscal year budget caps weeks of consideration and debate during hearings of the Budget and Finance Committee led by Councilmember Paul Krekorian.

“I am proud of the balanced budget we approved today, but know we still have a lot of work to do in the coming years to ensure our city continues to remain on solid fiscal ground,” Councilmember Paul Krekorian said. “In this budget, there is more money for street resurfacing, tree trimming and graffiti removal. I am especially pleased that we restored funding for the Senior Meals program, which had been eliminated due to federal cuts. The city’s reserve is now the strongest it has been in a decade, and a healthy budget stabilization fund will make future budgets more stable and send a strong signal that Los Angeles is back on strong fiscal ground.”

The Mayor now has five days to sign or veto the budget.


Councilmember Paul Krekorian, chairman of the Budget and Finance Committee, represents Los Angeles' Second Council District, which includes the east San Fernando Valley and the foothills. His website is cd2.lacity.org, where you can sign up for news updates or visit him on Twitter (@PaulKrekorian) or Facebook.


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-Council Honors Heroes of the Valley Village Apartment Fire [link]
-Committee Accounts for $42 Million in Unaccounted Funds [link]
-Bike Ride of Silence: In Memory of David Granados [link]
-Budget Hearings Near Completion [link]
-More Street Resurfacing in Our 2nd District [link]
-Community College Breaks Ground on New Community Facility [link]
-Council Honors Claire Knowlton, Outgoing Executive Director of McGroarty Arts Center [link]

 


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-Council Approves Reward for Valley Glen Hit-and-Run Investigation [link]
-Public Safety Measures Return to Council [link]
-Hearings on the City's Budget Continue [link]
-Los Angeles to End Reliance on Coal [link]
-North Hollywood Site Offers Resources for Day Laborers [link]
-Council Honors University Mentor Program [link]
-How To: Start a Neighborhood Watch Group [link]


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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

April 29, 2013

 

LOS ANGELES – Starting tomorrow, Tuesday, April 30, the Budget and Finance Committee, led by Councilmember Paul Krekorian, will hold a series of meetings to work toward finalizing the Mayor’s 2013-14 proposed budget. During two weeks of hearings, the committee will hear from multiple city departments and take testimony from the public on how the city can best implement a spending plan to ensure Los Angeles continues down a path toward greater fiscal responsibility and economic recovery. 

 

“My goal in the committee hearings will be to ensure that the city’s budget reflects our residents’ priorities and values while working to eliminate the structural deficit for the long term,” Councilmember Paul Krekorian said. “The people of Los Angeles cannot afford a budget that merely gets the city through another year with short-term fixes, so I look forward to working with my colleagues and the Mayor to maintain fiscal discipline and protect our city’s future.”  

 

The meetings begin Tuesday, April 30 and will take place in the John Ferraro Council Chamber, room 340 of Los Angeles City Hall, 200 N. Spring St., Los Angeles 90012

 

The Budget and Finance Committee is comprised of:

  • Councilmember Paul Krekorian, Chair
  • Councilmember Mitchell Englander
  • Councilmember Bill Rosendahl
  • Councilmember Paul Koretz
  • Councilmember Tom LaBonge 

 

 

All meetings will be broadcast live on Channel 35 and can be streamed live or on-demand at lacity.org, listened to by calling (213) 621-CITY(2489) or (818) 904-9450 via “Council Phone” or by following live updates on twitter.com/cdnews (@cdnews).

 

Click here to view the hearing schedule.

 


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-Coldwater Opens 2 Days Ahead of Schedule [link]
-Mayor Releases 2013-14 Budget Proposal [link]
-City Hall Honors Genocide Survivor [link]
-New Trees in Valley Village Park [link]
-A Call to Action for the Arts [link]
-Public Safety Dispatchers Respond to the Call of Duty [link]
-How to Help During a Disaster [link]
-Library's Law Day Offers Legal Access [link]
-It's Time for Valley Plaza Baseball! [link]

 


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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 22, 2013

LOS ANGELES – Councilmember Paul Krekorian, chairman of the Budget & Finance Committee, issued the following statement after Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa released his proposed 2013-14 budget:

“In the three years that I’ve served on the Council, this city has taken significant and difficult steps to reduce a projected billion dollar deficit by 90 percent. Deep departmental cuts, meaningful pension reform and steep reductions in the city's workforce have not been popular steps - but they have been essential in enabling us to close the structural deficit and balance the budget in the most difficult of economic times. Our city is now on a path toward both greater fiscal responsibility and economic recovery and I'm proud of the work that we've done together to create jobs and establish a leaner and more sustainable city budget.
 
“The proposed budget the Mayor released today appears to be another step in the right direction, but any optimism should be tempered by the reality that we still have much more work to do.  Our economic recovery is still slow and fragile, and all of the gains we’ve made in reducing the structural deficit could be lost if the city falls back into its old habits. Starting April 30, the Budget and Finance Committee will begin two and a half weeks of lengthy daily hearings, in which we will closely examine every part of the proposed budget and question the managers of every city department. My goal in the committee hearings will be to ensure that the city’s budget reflects our residents’ priorities and values while eliminating the structural deficit for the long term. The people of Los Angeles cannot afford a budget that merely gets the city through another year with short-term fixes, so I look forward to working with my colleagues and the Mayor to maintain fiscal discipline and protect our city’s future.”  

Councilmember Paul Krekorian represents Los Angeles' Second Council District, which includes the east San Fernando Valley. His website is cd2.lacity.org, where you can sign up for news updates or visit him on Twitter (@PaulKrekorian) or Facebook.


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-Construction Continues on Coldwater [link]
-Survivor Commemorates Massacre [link]
-LAPD Hosts Annual Fundraiser in Sun Valley [link]
-Street Resurfacing Continues Throughout District Two [link]
-Stakeholders Share Ideas in Bike Lane Chat [link]
-North Hollywood's Whitsett Slope Beautified [link]
-LAFD Rolls Out Annual Brush Clearance Notices [link]
-Los Angeles Launches Mobile App for City Services [link]
-City Hall to Commemorate Arts Day in L.A [link]

 


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