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200 N. Spring St., Room 435
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Phone: (213) 473-7002
Fax: (213) 978-3092

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

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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 lasmf.lacity.org/guidelines 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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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 Councilmember 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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Read the latest issue of the CD2 News by clicking here or on an individual story below
-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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Read the latest issue of the CD2 News by clicking here or on an individual story below:

-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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