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

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

For general questions, please email: Councilmember.Krekorian@lacity.org

NEWS
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:
-Krekorian's Corner: To Keep 'Hollywood' in Hollywood, Tax Incentives are Key
-Governor Signs Bill to End Ban on Orange Line Light Rail
-Saving Water as Summer Heats Up
-Summer Line-up for Movies in the Park
-Living History: A Modern Look Back at Our Los Angeles
-Upcoming Community Events
-Photos From Around Town


 


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-Krekorian's Corner: Have a Fun and Safe July 4th
-City Leaders Tackle Foreclosure Blight
-Readers Join LAPD at New Little Free Library
-North Hollywood Salutes Kids
-Summer Line-up for Movies in the Park
-Summer of Learning in Los Angeles
-#DineSFV: Valley to Host Restaurant Week
-Living History: A Modern Look Back at Our Los Angeles
-Upcoming Community Events
-Photos From Around Town

 


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Read the latest issue of the CD2 News by clicking here:
-Krekorian's Corner: Making it Safer and Easier to Walk and Bike in Noho
-Studio City Welcomes New Riverwalk
-Robots, Popcorn and Dinosaurs at Summer Movie Kick Off
-A Fresh Look for the Noho Metro
-Living History: A Modern Look Back at Our San Fernando Valley
-Upcoming Community Events
-Call for Submissions: LA Video Project
-Photos From Around Town

 


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Read the latest issue of the CD2 News by clicking here:
-Krekorian's Corner: Bring Your Own Bag
-City Leaders Call for Rideshare Regulations
-Upward Mobility: NoHo Arts Welcomes Bike and Pedestrian Upgrades
-Call for Submissions: LA Video Project
-Living History: A Modern Look Back at Our San Fernando Valley
-Upcoming Community Events
-Movies in the Park Kicks Off Saturday
-Photos From Around Town

 


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Read the latest issue of the CD2 News by clicking here:
-Krekorian's Corner: Congratulations to All the Grads
-Saving Murals by Preventing Graffiti Vandalism
-Lankershim Boulevard Named as Great Street
-City Hosts Donation Drive to Rescue the Mission
-Living History: A Modern Look Back at Our San Fernando Valley
-Upcoming Community Events
-Summer Movies in the Park
-Photos From Around Town

 


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Read the latest issue of the CD2 News by clicking here:
-Keeping Film and TV Jobs in Los Angeles
-City Hosts Donation Drive to Rescue the Mission
-Quality and Productivity Commission Call for Applicants
-Living History: A Modern Look Back at Our San Fernando Valley
-Vote in the June 3 Primary Election
-Upcoming Community Events
-Photos From Around Town

 


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Read the latest issue of the CD2 News by clicking here:
-Council Approves City Budget
-City to Hold Donation Drive to Rescue the Mission
-Quality and Productivity Commission Call for Applicants
-Living History: A Modern Look Back at Our San Fernando Valley
-Help Increase Voter Turnout
-Upcoming Community Events
-Photos From Around Town

 


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Read the latest issue of the CD2 News by clicking here:
-Dodgers Pitch in to Rescue the Mission
-New Stop Signs in Valley Village
-Valley Cooling Centers Are Open
-Living History: A Modern Look Back at Our San Fernando Valley
-Intern for Council District 2
-Upcoming Community Events
-Photos From Around Town

 


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Read the latest issue of the CD2 News by clicking here :
-City Leaders Call on the Community to Rescue the Mission
-LA City Budget Hearings Continue
-Studio City Welcomes LA's 50th Universally Accessible Playground
-Living History: A Modern Look Back at Our San Fernando Valley
-City Commemorates 99th Anniversary of the Armenian Genocide
-Student Filmmakers Take Home Top Media Festival Prizes
-Clean Ups in District 2
-LADWP Issues Scam Alert to Customers on Billing
-Upcoming Community Events
-Photos From Around Town

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For Immediate Release

May 5, 2014

 

SUN VALLEY - On Saturday, May 3, a major fire destroyed the San Fernando Valley Rescue Mission’s emergency shelter, vehicle fleet, clothing warehouse and food pantry. It displaced dozens of people and decimated months of donated items meant for Valley families. Cash donations and in kind contributions are urgently needed to restore what was lost in the fire.

 

“The Rescue Mission gives so much to our community by helping families in need get food, shelter and clothing across the Valley,” said City Councilmember Paul Krekorian. “Now, because of this terrible fire, the Mission needs our help. That’s why councilmembers, community organizations and corporate partners are launching a campaign to ‘Rescue the Mission’ and urging all Angelenos to join us. If we come together, we can overcome this tragedy.”

 

“The devastating fire that tore through the San Fernando Valley Rescue Mission was a tragic event that has impacted thousands of lives,” said Wade Trimmer, Executive Director of the SFV Rescue Mission. “The silver lining of this disaster is the outpouring of support and commitment from individuals, companies, and our elected officials, as evidenced by the seven city councilmembers who have come together to shed light on our situation.” 

 

How You Can Help
Donate online: This is the easiest way to make a difference right now. Donate generously on the Mission's website by clicking here. Donate in person at the Sun Valley Thrift Store, 9007 Lankershim Blvd., Sun Valley 91352. Items in need are:

- Blankets
- Clothing
- Small household items
- Personal hygiene items

For more information on how to donate, please contact: (818) 771-9839 or toll free at (888) 937-4448. Items can also be dropped off at the Council District 2 North Hollywood field office, located on 5240 N. Lankershim Blvd. To do so, please call (818) 755-7676.

  


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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

April 14, 2014


 

Councilmember Paul Krekorian, chairman of the Budget & Finance Committee, issued the following statement after Mayor Eric Garcetti released his proposed 2014-15 budget:

 

"Since 2008, this city has endured the worst recession in its history. Through a comprehensive approach of meaningful reform and reductions, the city eliminated over 80 percent of its structural deficit while simultaneously building the strongest reserves in modern city history. I'm proud of the work that we've done so far to establish a more sustainable city budget, but our work is not yet done. 

 

"I look forward to working with the Mayor and my colleagues to produce a balanced budget that continues the city’s progress towards enduring growth while maintaining fiscal discipline.

 

"Starting April 29, the Budget and Finance Committee will convene two weeks and a half weeks of lengthy daily hearings, in which we will closely examine every part of the proposed budget and hear from each city department, the public and others to shape a stronger Los Angeles. Our goal will be to ensure that the city’s budget reflects our residents’ priorities and values while working to eliminate the remainder of the structural deficit for the long term."


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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 10, 2014

Mayor Eric Garcetti delivered his first State of the City address on Thursday. In response to the Mayor's address, Councilmember Paul Krekorian released the following statement:


“Tonight, the Mayor set forth a positive vision for the future of our city, which I welcome. As chair of the Budget and Finance Committee, I share his passion for improving the economy of Los Angeles and working to achieve a balanced budget.


"The future for our city depends on re-establishing a robust economic and fiscal foundation. Our goal 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. Small businesses and middle class families in Los Angeles continue to struggle, and continuing the move forward to create new jobs, restore services that are essential, preserve industries that drive our economy, and balance the city’s budget must be our priorities.


"Looking ahead, I look forward to working with him and my colleagues to maintain fiscal discipline and get our economy back on track through focused, sustained efforts, and creative, innovative and entrepreneurial policy.”

 
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 28, 2014

LOS ANGELES – A total of 37 submissions from 12 schools made up the final crop of films to be considered for the 4th annual Los Angeles Student Media Festival as the finalists will now vie for top prizes at the only film festival solely for Los Angeles County high school students. The finalists can be seen at lasmf.lacity.org/selections.
 
"I want to extend my congratulations and thanks to all of the extraordinary artists who submitted entries to the LASMF this year,” said Councilmember Paul Krekorian, who created the festival. “As is true every year, the films that made the final cut prove that the level of talent and creativity of Southern California's high school students is unparalleled. I'm thrilled that our festival once again gives them a forum to showcase their vision. I have no doubt that some of the finalists we have announced will be walking bigger red carpets in the future, so the May 3rd festival is a tremendous opportunity to come and see what the future of cinema holds."

Students throughout Los Angeles County – from San Gabriel and La Cresenta to Woodland Hills and Santa Monica – made the final cut from the 150 submissions the festival received.
 
The final films will be screened during the May 3 festival at the AT&T Center in Downtown Los Angeles, 1139 S. Hill St., at 5 p.m. Free tickets are available via lasmf.lacity.org/tickets
 
Festival prizes will be announced soon. In addition, winning students will also receive an official commemoration from the city of Los Angeles for their work.

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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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 26, 2014


LOS ANGELES –Councilmember Paul Krekorian introduced a motion today that could lead to limiting street sweeping no-parking restrictions on streets near elementary schools within the city of Los Angeles.

“Throughout my career, I have focused on making our streets safer for pedestrians and bicyclists. I am especially concerned about safety on the streets around our schools, which far too often become a danger zone during pick-up and drop-off times,” Councilmember Krekorian said. “Street sweeping parking restrictions in areas around schools during these critical times can aggravate the problem. As parents are left with inadequate parking, many resort to illegal parking in some areas that creates dangers to pedestrians and other drivers.
“Also, it seems fundamentally unfair to write tickets at 8:05 a.m. when parents are walking their children into schools that start at 8 a.m. I believe the City can do a better job of partnering with our schools to enhance safety for children and reduce frustration for parents, and this motion is one step in that direction.”

The motion aims to increase safety near school zones and asks the L.A. Bureau of Street Services to report on the “feasibility of limiting street sweeping no-parking restrictions, on streets near elementary schools, to begin only after 8:30 a.m., and include an estimate of costs that would be incurred in changing the signage to facilitate the change in policy.”

The motion now heads to the Public Works Committee.

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Read the latest issue of the CD2 News by clicking here or on an individual story below:
Councilman Convenes Meeting on the Plight of L.A.'s Runaway Production [link]
City to Restrict Use of E-Cigarettes [link]
Living History: A Modern Look Back at Our San Fernando Valley [link]
Officials Promote New Efforts to Stop Fare Evasion [link]
Library to Offer Online High School Degree Program [link]
Neighborhood Council Election 2014: What You Need to Know [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:
-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 LADWP.com and type City Trunk Line South Unit 5 in the search bar.
 
As always, we welcome your comments and concerns. Email councilmember.krekorian@lacity.org 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 bit.ly/NCgrantprogram.


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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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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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