200 N. Spring St., Room 435
Los Angeles, CA 90012 (map)
Phone: (213) 473-7002
Fax: (213) 978-3092

5240 N. Lankershim Blvd., Ste 200
North Hollywood, CA 91601 (map)
Phone: (818) 755-7676
Fax: (818) 755-7862

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Here, you can find the latest updates on our ongoing efforts to inform the residents of CD2 and the city of Los Angeles. While you may peruse our press releases, newsletters and other pertinent information to keep you informed, we also have other mediums that allow you to stay connected any time of day. Follow Councilman Krekorian on Twitter (@PaulKrekorian ), become a fan of his on Facebook  or sign up to receive our newsletter by clicking here .

To download the media kit, click here for biography  and images .

Read the latest issue of the CD2 News by clicking here or on an individual story below:
-Living History: A Modern Look Back at Our San Fernando Valley [link]
-Flashing Beacons Approved for Arts District Crosswalk [link]
-LAFD to Develop Awareness Campaign About Smoke Alarm Use [link]
-Outreach Day Connects Dozens with Homeless Services [link]
-Valley Organization Offers Community Resources on Gang Prevention [link]
-Photos From Around Town [link]

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Read the latest issue of the CD2 News by clicking here or on an individual story below:
-State of Public Safety in the Valley [link]
-LADWP Continues Construction on City Trunk Line Project [link]
-Guide to the Medical Marijuana Storefront Ban [link]
-Living History: A Modern Look Back at Our San Fernando Valley [link]
-Peek into City Finance with ControlPanelLA [link]
-Upcoming Community Events: Homeless Connect Day, Child Seat -Inspections Business Workshop & NC Election [link]
-Photos From Around Town [link]


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STUDIO CITY - The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP), as it continues to upgrade our water infrastructure, announced today the closure of Coldwater Canyon Avenue, from Ventura Boulevard to Moorpark Street on Saturday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
The following information is from the LADWP about its project:
During this half-day closure, construction crews will be installing new traffic control striping and delineation in preparation for a new work zone immediately north of the existing to Moorpark Street. During the closure, access provisions will be made for local residents, delivery and service vehicles within the affected area.
Once the new work zone is in place on Saturday, Feb. 1, motorists will have access to one traffic lane going northbound and one lane southbound on Coldwater Canyon Avenue. Moorpark Street will remain one traffic lane in both directions going east and west. These temporary one-lane closures will be in place through June 2014. All work south of Ventura Boulevard has been completed and will not be impacted by future closures.
The City Trunk Line South Unit 5 project consists of a 6,950-foot (1.3 miles), 60-inch diameter steel pipe along Coldwater Canyon Boulevard and Moorpark Street. It is one of several phases of pipe installation designed to replace an aging element in the LADWP water distribution system. The new welded steel pipeline will improve the reliability and flexibility of the water system and is expected to last for a century.
Construction started on June 1, 2011, on Coldwater Canyon Avenue, between Van Noord Avenue and Dickens Street, and the project is now at 49% completion. The tentative construction completion date is January 2016. For further information on this project please call our information line: (213) 367-3649 or visit and type City Trunk Line South Unit 5 in the search bar.
As always, we welcome your comments and concerns. Email or call us at (818) 755-7676.
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Read the latest issue of the CD2 News by clicking here or on an individual story below:
-Krekorian Launches Neighborhood Beautification Grant Program [link]
-Clean Teams Hit the Streets for MLK's Day of Service [link]
-In Fight for Film & TV Jobs, Krekorian Tapped to Chair Committee [link]
-Living History: A Modern Look Back at Our San Fernando Valley [link]
-405 North to Close for 80 Hours Next Month. Here's What You Need to Know [link]
-Railroad Safety Tips from the LAPD [link]
-Upcoming Community Events [link]
-Photos From Around Town [link]

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LOS ANGELES - Councilmember Paul Krekorian today announced the launch of the Neighborhood Council Beautification Program - an $80,000 matching grant program for neighborhood councils within the second district.
"This is a terrific opportunity to upgrade our neighborhoods and strengthen communities," Councilmember Paul Krekorian said. "With these funds, we will work closely with neighborhood councils in my district to kick off beautification and improvement projects throughout Council District 2. These grants will be used by each community for projects that will create an enhanced quality of life for our Valley."     
Made possible by the council office’s discretionary funds, the grant program aims to provide neighborhood councils in Council District 2 - comprised of Greater Valley Glen, Mid-Town North Hollywood, North Hollywood North East, North Hollywood West, Studio City, Sun Valley, Valley Village and Van Nuys - resources for community-driven, infrastructure projects that enhance, strengthen and beautify the neighborhood. Grants would help to support landscaping projects, tree plantings, benches, planters, curb cuts and more. The program's creation and launch are part of a larger push to increase beautification and revitalization efforts across the second district, led by the office of Councilmember Krekorian.
All projects will be initiated, planned and implemented by community members in partnership with the council office and all neighborhood councils are invited to apply for up to $10,000 each.
For full details on funding, the application process, proposal guidelines and submission deadlines, see

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Read the latest issue of the CD2 News by clicking here or on an individual story below:
-Krekorian, Community Kick Off 2014 Sprucing L.A. River Greenway [link ]
-Living History: A Modern Look Back at Our San Fernando Valley [link ]
-Filing Period Open for Neighborhood Council Elections [link ]
-On the 20th Anniversary of the Northridge Earthquake, a Time to Prepare [link ]
-Crime Drops to Lowest Point in Six Decades [link ]
-Don't Become a Victim: Burglary Prevention Tips from the LAPD [link ]
-Calling All High School Filmmakers! LASMF Deadline is One Month Away [link ]
-Plastic Bag Ban Reminder & Christmas Tree Recycling [link ]
-CD2 Resources: Free Business Workshop & the Valley's Winter Shelter Program [link ]
-Photos From Around Town [link ]

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2013 was marked with progress and hope, challenges and jubilation - a reminder of the vital importance that City government plays in the lives of our residents. As we look forward to 2014, read about all the top stories, highlights and accomplishments in our 2013 retrospective .
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LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles City Council on Wednesday approved vital funding to repair missing segments of sidewalks along Ventura Boulevard in Studio City, enhancing the community’s quality of life and upgrading public safety. Councilmember Krekorian, in his motion, instructed the Planning Department and Department of Transportation to spend up to $163,400 to fund and build out missing segments of sidewalks in Studio City. One example is 11533 Ventura Blvd., a heavily foot traveled portion of Studio City without sidewalks.

“This is an important first step to upgrade our community and act proactively to fix our neighborhoods,” Councilmember Krekorian said. “I am pleased the funds were approved, but the real work begins now to fix broken sidewalks and ensure that pedestrians in one of the busiest walking sections of Los Angeles can move about safely and easily. Our residents should not have to wade through broken or even non-existent sidewalks in Los Angeles and I am ready to tackle this issue throughout my district.”

The non-general fund money comes from fees paid by developers and is the result of a wider push by Councilmember Krekorian, a board member of the Metropolitan Transit Agency, to improve mobility throughout his district. Recently, he activated two new traffic signals in North Hollywood and convened a series of working groups in the east San Fernando Valley to improve multimodal access in the NoHo Arts District and beyond.

His motion also asks the city to study where other pedestrian improvements can be made along the entire stretch of the Ventura-Cahuenga corridor, from Mulholland to the West Valley.

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November 20, 2013


LOS ANGELES – Southern California’s only film festival intended solely for high school students kicks off its 4th year as students from throughout Los Angeles County are now invited to submit short films to the L.A. Student Media Festival. Started in 2009 by Councilmember Paul Krekorian, the L.A. Student Media Festival invites students from any high school, public or private, in Los Angeles County to submit original films that do not exceed seven minutes in a variety of categories.

“This is an amazing opportunity for all high school students in Southern California who’ve dreamed of displaying their talents on the Silver Screen,” said Councilmember Paul Krekorian, who created the festival. “Any student with a creative vision and a camera is encouraged to participate and compete against some of the best student filmmakers Los Angeles County has to offer. The festival has become an important and greatly anticipated annual event in the film-making capital of the world, and the hundreds who enter will have an opportunity not only to win great prizes, but also to be recognized with prestigious awards that could help advance their careers.”


Student work in the animation, comedy, commercial, drama or documentary / PSA category may be submitted and the winner in each category will win recognition as well as exciting prizes to help further their careers in cinema. The deadline for submissions is February 28, 2014, and the festival is slated for May 3, 2014, at the AT&T Center in Downtown Los Angeles.


For a complete list of rules, eligibility requirements and submission deadlines, visit or call (213) 473-7002.


Last year, the LASMF received nearly 200 submissions with the final 36 works shown on the big screen at the historic El Portal Theatre. To see last year’s winning films, including the Best of Show 2013 winner, click here.



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Read the latest issue of the CD2 News by clicking here or on an individual story below:
-Community Meeting Tonight to Discuss the Future of Parks [link]
-Officials Remind Angelenos: Bring Your Own Bag [link]
-Building and Safety Introduces New Improvements to Streamline Permit Process [link]
-North Hollywood Hosts Town Hall for Councilmemberp in North Hollywood's North East Neighborhood [link]
-Free Resource Fair About Senior Services [link]
-Photos From Around Town [link]


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Read the latest issue of the CD2 News by clicking here or on an individual story below:
-Council Asks DWP to Improve Customer Care [link]
-Mustached City Hall Kicks off Movember [link]
-Community Clean Up in North Hollywood's North East Neighborhood [link]
-Council Pushes for Citywide Free WiFi [link]
-Tiara Street Park is Now Open [link]
-Resources Fair Invites Seniors to Learn About Services [link]
-Photos From Around Town [link]


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Read the latest issue of the CD2 News by clicking here or on an individual story below:
-City Financial Report Details Economic "Turning Point" [link]
-Metro Approves Bridge Funding [link]
-Update on Street Resurfacing in CD2 [link]
-Literature Takes Center Stage for Noho's Lit Crawl [link]
-Halloween Safety Guide [link]
-New Multipurpose Center to Open in North Hollywood [link]
-New Website Gives Access to City's Financial Books [link]
-Bidding a Fond Farewell to Maral [link]
-Photos From Around Town [link]

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Read the latest issue of the CD2 News by clicking here or on an individual story below:
-City Approves Economic Development Measure to Boost Local Production [link]
-The Future of the Valley's Council of Governments [link]
-A Cleaner CD2 [link]
-City Council Recognizes Leaders of Latin Heritage [link]
-Community Groups Get an Update from Councilmember Krekorian [link]
-City Council Recognizes Anti-Bullying Month [link]
-Workshop Series on Water Teaches Conservancy [link]

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Read the latest issue of the CD2 News by clicking here or on an individual story below:
-Moving Forward with Valley Plaza [link]
-New Sign Increases Neighborhood Safety [link]
-Tons of Bulky Items Removed from Council District 2 [link]
-City Leaders Shine Spotlight on Domestic Violence [link]
-NoHo Arts District to Host First Ever Lit Crawl [link]
-City's Fight Against Mobile Billboards Victorious [link]
-Earthquake Preparedness Events to Shakeup Community Readiness [link]
-New Youth Center Opens in Burbank [link]
-Photos From Around Town [link]


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Read the latest issue of the CD2 News by clicking here or on an individual story below:
-"Very Good News" as Report Shows Spike in Economic Development [link]
-Clean-up in Valley Glen, North Hollywood adds to Neighborhood Beautification [link]
-Historic North Hollywood Train Depot to be Restored [link]
-Car Seat Safety Inspections Help Parents Ensure Child Safety [link]
-Planning Department Recodes [link]
-Transportation Department 2.0 [link]
-Walk to School Day Encourages Students to Hit the Streets [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:
-Reward Announced for Information on Studio City Hit-and-Run Suspect [link]
-Degarmo Park Opens for Children of All Abilities [link]
-Safety Program Teaches Students About Road Hazards [link]
-Burglary Prevention Tips [link]
-Beautification Projects Completed in Valley Glen [link]
-Photos from Around the District [link]
-Keeping Cool in the Summer [link]


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Read the latest issue of the CD2 News by clicking here or on an individual story below:
-Vowing "More Oversight," City Reaches Agreement with DWP on Contract Proposal [link]
-Police Ask for Help in Hit-and-Run Investigations [link]
-DWP Continues City Trunk Line Replacements [link]
-Councilmember Visits with the Neighborhood Council of Van Nuys [link]
-Valley Glen Mourns Local Artist and Community Activist Steve Porus-Lange [link]
-Back-to-School Safety Tips [link]
-Mayor Seeks Volunteers for Crisis Response Team [link]
-Photos From Around the District [link]


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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, 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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