Friday, 19 May 2017 13:02

What’s in the new L.A. City Budget?

City Council Approves $9.2 Billion LA City Budget, Funds Homeless Services & Traffic Safety

Published in North Hollywood News
Thursday, 29 December 2016 16:20

2016 - The Year in Review

From the office of Councilman Paul Krekorian – 2016 The Year in Review

Published in North Hollywood News
Friday, 17 June 2016 19:27

Valley Transit on the Move

The Valley’s transportation system is on the move! The NoHo Arts District dot com team is a huge fan, supporter and user of the Metro, especially the Red and Orange lines. We also can’t wait for more lines to be exteneded and created. We’re still waiting for the 405 FWY line, though. Here’s a note from North Hollywood Councilman Paul Krekorian:

Published in North Hollywood News
Thursday, 28 April 2016 22:17

Become a Valley Youth Leader!

Councilman Paul Krekorian's San Fernando Valley Youth Leadership Academy Is Accepting Applications

Published in North Hollywood News
Monday, 12 January 2015 16:42

Councilman Krekorian’s Call to Artists

Paul Krekorian Announces Art Contest to Commemorate 2015 Centennial of the Armenian Genocide

Councilman Paul Krekorian Call to Artists for 100th Anniversary of Armenian Genocide www.nohoartsdistrict.com

Los Angeles City Councilmember Paul Krekorian announced an Art Contest to commemorate the upcoming April 2015 centennial of the Armenian Genocide.

The call for submissions invites all artists and aspiring artists to produce and present original paintings, drawings, photos and digital art inspired by the 100th anniversary of the genocide. The submission deadline is February 15.

PRIZE: The winning artwork will be displayed on Los Angeles Dept. of Transportation buses for one month.

“Art has always been central to the Armenian community,” said Paul Krekorian. “This contest is a way to honor the history of the genocide and to highlight the promise of our future. I hope artists and students who care about human rights will participate and help commemorate the Armenian people’s resilience.”

SUGGESTED THEMES FOR CENTENNIAL ART

• Resilience
• Solidarity
• Survival
• Existence
• Community
• Progress

ART CONTEST RULES

Submission Deadline: Feb. 15, 2015
• Limit of one submission per person.
• Must be original, unpublished art inspired by the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide.
• Paintings, drawings, photos and digital art accepted. No sculpture or large format pieces.
• Send art to Councilmember Krekorian: 200 N. Spring St., Room 435, Los Angeles, CA 90012
• Email digital art or photos of art to: Councilmember.Krekorian@lacity.org
• Additional submission guidelines will be posted at cd2.lacity.org
• Please include your name, address, contact information and title of your work.



ABOUT THE ARMENIAN GENOCIDE

The Armenian Genocide took place between 1915 and 1923 in a region that is now Turkey. During that time, a total of 1.5 to 2 million Armenian men, women and children died as a result of forced deportations and mass killings.

The year 2015 marks the 100th anniversary of the genocide. There will be large commemoration ceremonies in Los Angeles and worldwide in April. Los Angeles County currently has the world’s largest population of Armenians outside of Armenia.

Los Angeles City Councilmember Paul Krekorian, chairman of the Budget and Finance Committee, represents Council District 2, which includes North Hollywood, Studio City, Valley Village and other communities in the east San Fernando Valley. In 2009, Krekorian became the first Armenian-American to be elected to the City Council.

His website is cd2.lacity.org, where you can sign up for news updates. Visit him on Twitter (@PaulKrekorian) or Facebook.


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Councilmember Paul Krekorian's Community Holiday Party

Let’s join our North Hollywood Councilman Paul Krekorian and the entire Council District 2 team as we celebrate the holiday season, a year of great partnerships and our incredible (fabulous, wonderful, creative) NoHo arts community.


Councilman Paul Krekorian holiday party 2014 www.nohoartsdistrict.com

WHAT: Paul Krekorian's Community Holiday Party

WHEN: Tuesday, December 9 from 4-7PM

WHERE: Fire Station 89
7063 Laurel Canyon Blvd.
North Hollywood, CA 91605


Stop by and enjoy light snacks, refreshments and good conversation. It’s also an opportunity to get to know more neighbors and the council office team members.

Please make sure to bring a canned food item in donation to benefit the North Hollywood Interfaith Pantry and a small unwrapped toy for the LAFD Spark of Love Toy Drive. Last year, the citywide toy drive collected more than 500,000 toys for children in need across Los Angeles.

Please RSVP by calling (818)755-7676 or emailing sahag.yedalian@lacity.org.

Hope to see you at the party!

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A Landmark from Valley's Past Becomes Its Future

From North Hollywood Councilman Paul Krekorian

Lankershim Train Depot, North Hollywood Train Depot www.nohoartsdistrict.com

"When the Lankershim Train Depot was built in 1896, it was the Southern Pacific Railroad's first rail line in the San Fernando Valley and quickly became the transit hub of this fast-developing area. The depot's history tells the story of the Valley's transformation. What started out as a high-platform station for loading trains with goods and produce from San Fernando Valley farms and packing plants, later became the transportation center for its growing population and the North Hollywood's Pacific Electric Red Car pedestrian station until the line closed in 1952.

The old depot is one of the few remaining wood-frame, 19th century railroad stations in Southern California. With this restored Lankershim Depot, Metro has led the way in preserving a vital part of our transportation heritage.

North Hollywood Train Depot, Lankershim Train Depot www.nohoartsdistrict.com

Metro first began the $3.6 million restoration work in 2010 with the removal of contaminated soils, roofing and lead-based paint throughout the structure, along with the stabilization of the historic exterior woodwork. Over the last year, the 118-year-old structure was given a new building foundation, electric and plumbing systems, platforms, signage and seismic upgrades. Metro contractors have also rehabilitated sidings, eaves, windows and doors.

Metro staff deserves a lot of credit for their work to restore this important station, as does my colleague, Councilmember Tom LaBonge, who spearheaded the effort to save it from the beginning.

The Lankershim Depot is now a community jewel and a symbol of what NoHo has become. Soon, the depot will house a new business, bike hub, museum or something else for the neighborhood to enjoy. We'll know more about what's to come in the next few months.

NoHo is a bustling center of art and commerce--a place where you can live well, shop at your favorite boutique, catch a movie, eat an excellent meal, and find any amenity you could ever want. The renovated Lankershim Depot is really going to improve the look of this neighborhood and contribute to its vitality. It's all very exciting here in NoHo. Transit is improving, our cultural institutions are improving and our quality of life is improving. Metro is making a big difference in our San Fernando Valley. Our work with the community will ensure a bright future for North Hollywood.

Click HERE to view pictures from last week's celebration of the Lankershim Depot Restoration."

North Hollywood Train Depot www.nohoartsdistrict.com



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Published in North Hollywood News
Monday, 14 July 2014 20:08

Saving Our North Hollywood Sidewalks?

‘Paving the Way to Better, Safer NoHo Sidewalks’

 Councilman Krekorian Los Angeles Sidewalk Repairs

You know you’ve tripped, stubbed your toe, dropped everything because of a broken sidewalk.  As the video below "happily" shows, our sidewalks need repair. It's O.K. Help may be on the way.



North Hollywood Councilmember Paul Krekorian Councilmember Krekorian, with Council President Herb Wesson Jr., introduced a Comprehensive Citywide Sidewalk Repair Program to fix the city’s failing sidewalks in front of private homes and commercial and public properties. This is the first citywide sidewalk plan in decades. The motions will be referred jointly to the Budget and Finance Committee and the Public Works and Gang Reduction Committees for discussion and further action. We will help keep the NoHo Arts District up to date on the progress of this motion via our council office. So stay tuned for more on the state of our sidewalks.

“This is a critically important issue for people in the San Fernando Valley and all over the city,” said Councilmember Paul Krekorian, District 2. “We have an opportunity to fully address the broken and buckled sidewalks that have plagued Los Angeles for decades. This is a comprehensive, sustainable program that will result in sidewalk repairs at residential, public and commercial properties. It will pave the way for better, safer sidewalks across Los Angeles.”

• FIRST MOTION: Seeks to create a Comprehensive Citywide Sidewalk Repair Program to repair buckled sidewalks at private residences and commercial properties, including:
o Creating a Sidewalk Repair Trust Fund to help pay for future sidewalk repairs at private homes;
o Reconstituting the 50/50 shared cost sidewalk program to repair current broken sidewalks at private homes, with 50% of the cost of repair paid by the city and 50% by homeowners;
o Developing a low- or no-interest revolving loan program from which homeowners can borrow to make sidewalk repairs and pay the money back over a fixed term;
o Developing a complaint-driven mapping and prioritization system to identify and coordinate repairs to sidewalks most dangerous to pedestrians;
o Creating an enforcement mechanism to ensure commercial property owners comply with existing sidewalk laws; and
o Developing a plan to create design and construction standards for sidewalks to maximize mobility.

• SECOND MOTION: Seeks to create a comprehensive program to fix public sidewalks in parks, municipal buildings, civic centers and other community facilities. The city should be a good neighbor and maintain its rights of way.

Councilman Paul Krekorian NoHo Councilman

Los Angeles City Councilmember Paul Krekorian, chairman of the Budget and Finance Committee, represents Council District 2, which includes the east San Fernando Valley. His website is cd2.lacity.org, where you can sign up for news updates. Visit him on Twitter (@PaulKrekorian) or Facebook.

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Published in North Hollywood News
Thursday, 13 February 2014 15:47

Let’s get to beautifying NoHo!

Councilman Krekorian Launches Neighborhood Council Community Beautification Program


This has turned into love week, in honor of Valentine’s Day. Well, we love North Hollywood. So how do we show how much we love NoHo? By making NoHo more beautiful! Councilmember Paul Krekorian announced the launch of the Neighborhood Council Beautification Program - an $80,000 matching grant program for neighborhood councils within the second district. The Neighborhood Council Community Beautification Program,is a grant program to provide the neighborhood councils in Council District 2 resources for community-driven, infrastructure projects that enhance, strengthen and beautify the neighborhood.

"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."

Councilman Krekorian beautification program

Every award is matched by neighborhoods’ or communities’ resources of volunteer labor, donated materials, donated professional services or cash. 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. .

They encourage Neighborhood Councils to partner with other organizations within their target area, such as arts organizations, Neighborhood Watch groups, schools and community based organizations.

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. What type of projects will be funded? Proposals should be for physical improvements, including landscaping projects, neighborhood markers, tree plantings, benches, planters, curb cuts, signs, trash receptacles, murals, art, etc. Projects must be visible, provide a public benefit and be located in places such as street medians, parkways, walls visible to the public and municipal property. Permission must be obtained in advance by the property owner before funds will be granted. Additional review may also be required by City staff, including the Office of the City Attorney prior to granting approvals. APPLICATION DEADLINE: APRIL 1, 2014

For full details on funding, the application process, proposal guidelines and submission deadlines, CLICK HERE>> 

CD2 beautification program www.nohoartsdistrict.com

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