We’re having lunch with Paul. What about you?

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We’re having lunch with Paul. What about you?

Come one. Come all. Just come hungry! Councilman Paul Krekorian is teaming up with the District Pub right here in the NoHo Arts District for the first “Lunch With Paul” event of 2015. This fun and informal event will take place from 12-1PM on Thursday, January 22. The lunch will provide guests an opportunity to meet the councilman and chat while having some delicious food from a local establishment.

Lunch with Councilman Paul Krekorian via www.nohoartsdistrict.com

WHEN: Thursday, January 22 from 12 – 1PM
WHERE: @ District Pub
5249 Lankershim Blvd. North Hollywood, CA 91601
http://www.districtpubnoho.com/

MENU: District Pub specializes in hamburgers and sausage and their lunch specials range in price from $8 to $12 and will include fries and a soda. Vegetarian options are also available. Feel free to pass this invitation along to anyone who you think may be interested in attending.

“Hello Council District 2 residents:

Our Valley has so many incredible places to eat. I make sure to get out as much as possible to sample the fine foods served by local restaurants across Council District 2.

Local restaurants not only serve great food, but also serve an important community need—they give us gathering places and help forge a shared neighborhood culture and identity. Their owners demonstrate the kind of work ethic that makes our neighborhoods great.

That's why I am happy to announce that next “Lunch with Paul,” which will be next week at the District Pub in North Hollywood, a fantastic local restaurant in our neighborhood.

Please come out and bring a friend to support this important local business and chat with me in an informal setting about what's happening in the neighborhood.”

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Offering a Walkable Menu of 30+ Literary Happenings in Just One Night

Literature hits the streets of L.A.’s NoHo Arts District at the 2nd annual Lit Crawl L.A.: NoHo. On Wednesday, October 22, 2014 from 7pm to 11pm. Thousands of Angelenos from all corners of the city are expected to come out for a night of literary mayhem.

Councilman Paul Krekorian’s Metro Motion Brings More Parking at the NoHo Red Line Station


NoHo Metro Red Line, North Hollywood METRO www.nohoartsdistrict.com

 
We've got good news for the NoHo Arts District! The Metro Board of Directors approved a project proposed by City Councilmember and Metro Director Paul Krekorian that will provide 200 new parking spaces for transit riders at the Red Line station by converting nearby vacant property.

“The lack of parking spaces is a well-known problem at the North Hollywood Red Line station,” said Councilmember Krekorian. “Right now, we have 951 spaces that are nearly 100 percent full by 9 a.m. each day. That leaves hundreds of potential riders without a place to park, causing them to drive to work in heavy traffic instead. This program will add 20 percent more parking to the station and encourage more riders to take Metro.”

The project has a $1.4 million budget and will be completed by June 2015.

According to the Metro report on Councilmember Krekorian’s NoHo Red Line parking motion: “The Metro Red Line North Hollywood station parking consists of 951 spaces that daily operate at an over 95% use. Staff estimates that approximately 1,000 potential riders do not use our system per day due to the lack of available parking. Converting the available parcel to approximately 200 spaces will help meet this demand and serve Metro's sustainability agenda.

Metro staff reviewed parking surfaces that have low installation costs, low removal costs and do not require extensive drainage or costly improvements to help water run- off or water capture. Staff determined that it is not feasible to recapture the full costs of installing conventional paving material given the high construction costs of asphalt or concrete surface parking lots, demolition of the parking lots and ongoing operating costs for the parking site within 10 years (see Attachment B for detailed material/cost analysis). Therefore, at the March 20, 2013 meeting staff recommended and the Board approved a demonstration project using temporary parking surface material for the construction that was more cost-effective and feasible for short term use.

Staff has acquired the required environmental clearances and the City of Los Angeles has completed the design review for the Metro Red Line North Hollywood Station Chandler park and ride demonstration lot. Since this project is not included in the Capital Program approved by the Board in May 2014 as part of the FY 2015 Adopted Budget, Staff is requesting the Board's authorization for the Life-of-Project (LOP) and budget amendment to fund this capital project in FY 2015. Upon approval of the budget amendment, staff will initiate the procurement immediately. It is estimated that the construction of demonstration parking lot will be completed in June 2015 or five months after contract award."

METRO Red Line North Hollywood www.nohoartsdistrict.com

For more details: http://media.metro.net/board/Items/2014/10_october/20141002rbmitem20.pdf

Los Angeles City Councilmember Paul Krekorian, chairman of the Budget and Finance Committee, represents Council District 2, which includes the east San Fernando Valley. He is also one of two LA Councilmembers on the Metro Board of Directors. 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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City Council Will Vote on Paul Krekorian’s Proposal to Bring L.A,’s 9-1-1 Emergency Response System Into 21st Century


‘Next Generation 911’ Allows Text Messages, Photos

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In an effort to dramatically improve the L.A.’s emergency call processing, Councilmember Paul Krekorian is urging the city to study “Next Generation 911,” a modern service that would allow residents to instantaneously transmit a wide range of information to 911 operators, including text messages, photos and videos.

Eighty percent of Americans use their cell phones to send and receive text messages, photos and videos. However, the technology that most people use to communicate is not compatible with LA’s emergency response system. LA residents can only contact 911 by placing a phone call. Cities around the country are either updating or considering changes to their 911 systems to accommodate text messaging.

Councilmember Krekorian authored a motion urging the city to consider Next Generation 911, a modern service that would accept text message and allow for instant communication with emergency response systems. It relies on broadband technology and can transmit a wide range of information immediately. As the city discusses how to improve emergency call processing and achieve efficiency, Next Generation 911 should be a central focus.

"If you send a text message asking for help to 911 today, you get an automated return message telling you to call 911,” said Councilmember Paul Krekorian. “Our system needs upgrading and updating. We should look into the possibility of implementing Next Generation 911 in Los Angeles right away. It will give people with speech or hearing impairments access to this essential service, and allow people in dangerous situations to send texts or photos instantaneously to a 911 operator. This technology could help save lives and improve our emergency services.”

Councilmember Krekorian’s motion gives city staff six months to analyze how LA can achieve Next Generation 911 capability.

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. His website is cd2.lacity.org, where you can sign up for news updates. Visit him on Twitter (@PaulKrekorian) or Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/paulkrekorian 

Paul Krekorian NoHo Arts District www.nohoartsdistrict.com

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Mayor Eric Garcetti visits NoHo Arts District

The Mayor of Los Angeles came to NOHO this week. The visit was arranged by Councilmember Paul Krekorian and the timing could not have been better.

Concerns and/or questions about the NoHo Arts District? Here is your chance to meet the people that have the answers. The NoHo community is invited to Councilmember Paul Krekorian's Open House on Thursday, August 15 from 5pm to 7pm. Councilmember Krekorian's new office is at 5240 Lankershim Blvd, Ste 200 (next door from Chipotle restaurant). See you there!

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