County’s top law enforcer cites Krekorian’s commitment to public safety
VALLEY GLEN–Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca endorsed Paul Krekorian’s candidacy for the Second District of Los Angeles City Council this week, praising the lawmaker’s demonstrated commitment to improving public safety.
“As Sheriff my top priority is working to reduce crime and to make our neighborhoods safer,” Sheriff Baca said. “That is why I am endorsing Paul Krekorian; the best choice for City Council. He has a record of supporting public safety and, as the councilman of the Second District, he will work hard to make Los Angeles safer.”
As a San Fernando Valley state representative, Krekorian worked with local law enforcement officials and residents in North Hollywood to rid the neighborhood of dangerous criminals and, via, AB 1038, made neighborhoods safer by authorizing local officials to evict gang members and others who use their homes to store or sell illegal weapons and ammunition. Krekorian also carried legislation that called for tougher penalties for speeders and greater control for neighborhoods to set their own speed limits.
“As a state lawmaker, public safety has been one of my top priorities, an area of focus I will bring with me as we seek to lessen the influence of gangs in our neighborhoods, erase graffiti from our walls, and make sure our schools are havens of safety for our children. I look forward to working in close partnership with Sheriff Baca to make our city safer,” he added.
“Sheriff Baca has always been a visionary leader for law enforcement and it is a great honor to welcome him into this campaign to fight for a safer Los Angeles,” said Krekorian, a San Fernando Valley state representative.