News List (Aggregated)

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Mayors and local governments call for Gov. Newsom to pursue a statewide zero-emission building code after legal setback threatens climate progress

Los Angeles, San Francisco, and San Jose join 22 other local jurisdictions in calling on Newsom to pursue alternative path to statewide building standards to protect Californians against climate crisis 


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L.A. City Council backs effort to block Bulgari development in Benedict Canyon

The Los Angeles City Council on Wednesday moved to try to block a developer’s planned luxury hotel in Benedict Canyon amid opposition from some neighbors and the council member who represents the hillside area. 

On an 8-6 vote, the council backed Councilmember Katy Yaroslavsky’s motion asking the city’s planning director to intervene and consider stopping the proposed Bulgari Resort Los Angeles. 

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Councilwoman Katy Yaroslavsky Announces New Interim Housing Project at 2377 Midvale Ave

LOS ANGELES - Today, Los Angeles City Councilwoman Katy Yaroslavsky unveiled plans for a new interim housing project on L.A.’s Westside. Located on an underutilized city-owned parking lot at the intersection of Pico Blvd. and Midvale Ave, the project will add desperately needed interim beds to the Fifth Council District’s homeless housing supply. When Councilmember Yaroslavsky took office, there were fewer than 100 interim housing units available for the district’s 1,300 unhoused individuals. 

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Motion From Councilwoman Yaroslavsky to Accelerate Affordable and Supportive Housing Development on City-Owned Land Passes Los Angeles City Council

LOS ANGELES - Earlier today, the Los Angeles City Council approved a motion by Councilwoman Yaroslavsky to eliminate a 2019 rule that forced affordable and homeless housing developers to replace all parking spaces when building on city-owned parking lots. This rule alone has added millions of dollars to potential projects, rendering them financially infeasible. “We are in a severe housing and homelessness crisis. We should be focusing our resources to build housing for people, not for cars,” Councilwoman Yaroslavsky said.
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LA Councilmember Katy Yaroslavsky appointed to LA Metro board by Karen Bass

Newest member of the powerful Metro board attends her first meeting on March 23

Los Angeles Mayor Karen Bass has appointed L.A. City Council member Katy Yaroslavsky to a seat on the board of the county’s regional transit agency, bringing the board to full strength for the first time this year.

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Councilmembers Yaroslavsky and Raman Introduce Motion on LADWP Response to Winter Storms

Following a record-breaking storm, over 150,000 ratepayers across Los Angeles suffered multi-day power losses amid dropping temperatures
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City finds housing for people at Sixth Street encampment

Approximately 40 people living in tents along Sixth Street behind the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and Academy Museum began moving indoors on Feb. 16 after interim housing units were identified as part of Mayor Karen Bass’ Inside Safe program.

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STATEMENT: Councilwoman Yaroslavsky Responds to Pico-Robertson Shootings

Councilwoman Katy Yaroslavsky issued the following statement after two Jewish men were shot in Pico-Robertson in the past two days.
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STATEMENT: Councilwoman Yaroslavsky Issues Statement Following LAPD Arrest

Councilwoman Yaroslavsky released a statement following news that LAPD arrested a man suspected of shooting two Jewish men in Pico-Robertson:
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Councilwoman Yaroslavsky Introduces Legislative Housing Package to Increase Affordable Housing on Land Owned By Religious Communities

Bill package includes support resolution for Senate Bill 4 and report on improving collaboration between affordable housing developers and faith-based institutions