David Ryu Issues 2017-2018 Annual Report

City Council Member David Ryu has issued his 2017-2018 annual report to constituents, spotlighting high points of his term for the period from July, 2017 through June, 2018 (which follows the city’s fiscal year calendar).  Categories covered include discretionary spending, neighborhood services provided, the utility box art program, protecting parks and green spaces, public safety, housing and homelessness, protecting residential neighborhoods, health and education, responsible growth, and community empowerment.

Ryu distributed the report with a cover message summing up his overall approach to his job:

“…one thing has remained the same since the first day I entered office: My commitment to you. Working with you, and building a grassroots relationship to City government that is responsive and collaborative in solving neighborhood challenges, remains my core focus as the Councilmember for the Fourth Council District. As always, there’s more work to be done — but you can know that my transparency, trust, and commitment to our neighborhoods will always remain the same.”

Specific accomplishments called out in the report include:

August 2017
Secured greater concessions from the IOC and stronger financial guarantees from the State in the new LA 2028 Olympics agreement

September 2017
Discretionary Spending Data for District 4 is published online to the public for the first time

October 2017
Motion introduced to develop rules and regulations for dockless bikes & scooters in Los Angeles

November 2017
The Utility Box Art Program begins as a way to celebrate the unique, colorful neighborhoods in Council District 4

December 2017
Funding is approved to develop the framework for a college savings account program in Los Angeles

January 2018
City Council approves study of City-owned property on North Gardner Street for use as Women’s Bridge Housing

February 2018
Access, safety & mobility study of Griffith Park & Hollywood Sign, including 29 strategies to reduce traffic and increase safety, sent to City departments for study\

April 2018
The Party House Ordinance goes into effect, aimed at ensuring the safety and security of our hillside communities

May 2018
Held largest-ever City celebration of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month on the steps of City Hall

June 2018
The loudspeaker ban on open air tour buses passes City Council

You can read the full details and/or download the full report at https://d3n8a8pro7vhmx.cloudfront.net/davidryucc/pages/2489/attachments/original/1544047419/DRyu_AnnualReport_2018_Final-4_%282%29-min.pdf

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About Elizabeth Fuller

Elizabeth Fuller was born and raised in Minneapolis, MN but has lived in LA since 1991 - first in the Sycamore Square neighborhood, and since 2012 in West Adams Heights/Sugar Hill. She was long-time board member of the Sycamore Square Neighborhood Association, currently serves on the board of the West Adams Heights/Sugar Hill Neighborhood Association, spent 10 years with the Greater Wilshire Neighborhood Council, volunteers at Wilshire Crest Elementary School, and is the co-owner/publisher of the Buzz.

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