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LA Councilmember Paul Koretz’s Environmental Policy Swan Song Capping Decades of Leadership on Climate, Biodiversity and Environmental Justice
November 3, 2022
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Councilmember Paul Koretz Condemns Latest Antisemitic Acts in the Cities of Los Angeles and Beverly Hills; Leads Efforts in Los Angeles to Formally Adopt More Expansive Definition of Antisemitism
October 25, 2022
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2022 State of the Los Angeles City Animal Shelters Report
October 7, 2022
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LA City Council Votes to Approve Koretz Initiative to Fix Disparity in Gross Receipts Tax for EV Charging Companies
September 28, 2022
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Los Angeles City Councilmember Paul Koretz Seeks Options for Fully Funding the City’s Department of Animal Services Amidst Staff Shortage
August 16, 2022
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Los Angeles Rallies to STOP SB 930 – 4 a.m. Bar Bill in Southern California |L.A. City Councilmember Paul Koretz Introduces Opposition Resolution
July 28, 2022
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Los Angeles Votes Overwhelmingly to Amend Charter In Favor of LA City-Based Businesses
July 27, 2022
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City Council Approves Koretz, Price Ordinance Codifying Licensed Retail Cannabis Business Emblem Program
June 29, 2022
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O’Farrell, Koretz, Krekorian Lead Los Angeles City Council in Unanimous Action to Address Historic Drought Emergency
June 29, 2022
LA City Councilmember Paul Koretz to Receive SFV Audubon Society Conservation Award
LA City Councilmember Paul Koretz to Receive SFV Audubon Society Conservation Award
June 3, 2022
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LA City Council Approves Own A Piece of LA Ordinance to Ensure Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy Is Given First Right of Refusal On Future Sales of Hillside City-Owned Surplus Property
May 24, 2022
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Los Angeles City Council Declares Anne Frank Day
May 12, 2022
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LA City Councilmember Koretz Calls for City-County Emblem Program to Identify Legal Cannabis Businesses
May 4, 2022
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LA Councilmembers announce plan to accelerate response times for illegal dumping and expand CARE and CARE+ cleanups across Los Angeles
April 12, 2022
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LA City Council Votes to Support CA Employees/ Teachers Retirement Divestment from Fossil Fuel Holdings, Prohibit New Fossil Fuel Investments Supporting Senate Bill SB 1173
April 5, 2022
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L.A. City Council Backs CA Ballot Initiative Curbing Plastic Waste
March 22, 2022
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LA City Council Stands with Ukraine, Condemns Putin
March 8, 2022
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LA City Council Directs City to Offer Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy First Right of Refusal Before Future Sales of Hillside City-Owned Surplus Property
March 2, 2022 | Photo courtesy of Citizens for Los Angeles Wildlife (CLAW)
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LA City Council Puts Forward Condemnation of Putin/Russian Invasion
March 1, 2022
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Los Angeles City Councilmembers Koretz, Krekorian and O’Farrell Aim to Require Firearm Liability Insurance For Gun Owners
February 2, 2022
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LA City Council Approves Ballot Measure to Provide Contracting Preference for City of LA Businesses
February 1, 2022
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LA City Council Seeks Short Term Rental Amendment to Suspend HomeSharing Permits for Illegal Activity
January 19, 2022
LA City Council Votes Unanimously to Prohibit “Ghost Guns”
LA City Council Votes Unanimously to Prohibit “Ghost Guns”
November 30, 2021
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Councilmembers Koretz and Krekorian Motion on Distribution of Plastic Utensils Now In Force in Larger Restaurants across Los Angeles
November 16, 2021
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City Council Passes Koretz Motion to Audit Gun Violence Prevention Programs
November 12, 2021
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Los Angeles City Council Concern Grows Over Drought Emergency
November 10, 2021
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LA City Councilmember Koretz Introduces Resolution Supporting State Legislation Eliminating Live Guns and Ammunition from the Movie/ Television Sets
October 27, 2021
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Los Angeles Team Wins $1 Million to Fight Climate in Cool City Challenge
October 25, 2021
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Los Angeles Becomes First MegaCity to Adopt Nation-Leading Citywide Carbon Neutrality Goal (Without Offsets) by 2030
October 19, 2021
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Los Angeles City Hall and LAX Pylons Will Light Up Teal for Ovarian Cancer Awareness
September 21, 2021
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Los Angeles Councilmembers Seek Citywide Carbon Neutrality Goal (Without Offsets) by 2030
September 21, 2021
City Hall Lights Up Purple for Overdose Awareness
Los Angeles City Hall to Shine Purple to Recognize International Overdose Awareness Day
August 31, 2021
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SB 9 and SB 10 OPPOSED by LA City Council
August 18, 2021
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Los Angeles City Councilmembers Paul Koretz and Paul Krekorian Introduce Motion Prohibiting Ghost Guns in Los Angeles
August 10, 2021
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Councilmember Koretz Calls on the City's Building Inspectors to Report on Safety of City's High Rise Buildings
July 30, 2021
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Councilmembers Koretz & O'Farrell Ask for Report Back on Hyperion Sewage Spill
July 28, 2021
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Los Angeles City Council Votes to Support Controller’s Audit of City’s 311 System
June 30, 2021
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Councilmembers Seek Reports on "Alarming" Drought Conditions
June 30, 2021
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Councilmembers Introduce Ballot Measure Providing a City Contracting Preference for LA Businesses
June 29, 2021
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Councilmembers #RegenerateLA Healthy Soils Initiative Approved
June 15, 2021
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Council Votes to Support Appeal of CA Assault Weapons Ban
June 15, 2021
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Council Passes Measure Limiting Dispersal of Plastic Utensils
April 21, 2021
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Council Approves Councilmember Koretz's Historic Resolution Calling for Global Fossil Fuel Non-Proliferation Treaty
April 21, 2021
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Councilmember Koretz Introduces Resolution Calling for Prioritization of Vaccinations to Help LAUSD Meet Reopening April 9th Goal
March 3, 2021
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Councilmembers Act to Enhance Tracking, Transparency, and Accountability of City's Carbon Impacts
March 3, 2021
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Councilmember Koretz Announces $100,000 Hate Crime Prevention Fund for Vulnerable CD5 Organizations
March 2, 2021
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City of LA Appoints World's First Climate Emergency Mobilization Office Director, Marta Segura
January 25, 2021
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Councilmembers Introduce Legislation to Require Food Accessories Be Requested from Restaurants
January 13, 2021
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Council Leaders Support Impeachment of President Trump Following Attempted Coup of US Capitol
January 12, 2021
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Councilmember Koretz Acts to Slash Cost of Tiny Houses for the Homeless
December 15, 2020
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Councilmember Koretz Opposes District Attorney's Action to Cease Sentencing Enhancements in Hate Crime Cases
December 15, 2020
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Councilmember Koretz Calls for a Global Fossil Fuel Non-Proliferation Treaty
November 10, 2020
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Councilmembers Introduce #RegenerateLA to Use Food Waste to Drawdown LA Greenhouse Gases
September 23, 2020
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Councilmembers Koretz and Bonin Strengthen LA Tree Protections
August 19, 2020
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Councilmembers Introduce Motion to Fight COVID-19 Spread Through Preventing 'Party-House' Rentals
August 12, 2020
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Councilmember Koretz Presents Ordinance Demanding Steep Penalties to Enforce Mask-Wearing in Public
July 29, 2020
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City of LA Declares May 15, 2020 Senior Fraud Awareness Day
May 13, 2020
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San Fernando Valley Airport Noise Task Force Votes on Final Recommendations to Reduce Noise from Van Nuys and Burbank Airports
May 8, 2020
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City Council Moves to Create World's First Office of Climate Emergency Mobilization
April 16, 2019
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City Council Weighs in with LA's Green New Deal as World's First "Climate Emergency Mobilization Dept" Moves Forward
March 19, 2019
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Councilmember Koretz Introduces Resolution in Opposition to Senate Bill SB 58
March 5, 2019
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Councilmember Koretz Formally Opposes Senate Bill SB 50
February 28, 2019
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Councilmember and CA Senator Announce Legislation for Statewide Ban on Circus Animal Cruelty
February 19, 2019
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CA Legislation Encourages Climate-Friendly, Plant-Based Lunch Options for Students
February 13, 2019
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City Council Pass Fur Ban Ordinance
February 12, 2019
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Councilmembers Introduce Motion Asking City to Oppose Legislation that would Narrow Definition of Domestic Violence
February 1, 2019
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City Council Calls for FAA Study and Community Involvement to Combat Van Nuys Airport Noise
January 18, 2019
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SoCAL Leaders and San Juan Mayor Tour Woolsey Fire Destruction in Climate Change Emergency Solidarity
January 6, 2019
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LA Food Purchasing Policy Recognized by United Nations "Future Policy 2018" Award
October 15, 2018
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City Council Approves Brush Clearance Ordinance
October 10, 2018
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City of LA Dedicates Pink's Square Commemorating Hollywood's Legendary Hot Dog Stand
September 27, 2018
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City Council Hosts Presentation to Honor Composer Leonard Bernstein's 100th Birthday
August 25, 2018
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Councilmember Koretz's Motion for "Tenants' Right to Council" Program Approved
August 17, 2018
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City Council Approves Exploration of New Climate Emergency Mobilization Department
April 27, 2018
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Councilmember Koretz Calls on RecycLA Service Providers to Improve Services
January 10, 2018
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City Council Honors Nathan Runkle, Founder and President of Mercy For Animals (MFA)
November 1, 2017
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City Council to Name September 19, 2017 Ovarian Cancer Awareness Day in City of LA
September 19, 2017
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Los Angeles City Council Unanimously Approves Resolution to Block Federal Undermining of Antiquities Act/ Prohibits Altering or Abolishing National Monuments
May 26, 2017
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Councilmember Koretz Introduces LA Support for CA Environmental Defense Act, Public Lands and Whistleblower Protections
May 19, 2017
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Councilmember Koretz and Playboy Mansion Owner Sign Permanent Protection Covenant
March 6, 2017