Paid Parental Leave Study by LAEDC Passes Committee Hurdle

On Wednesday, May 22, the Health, Education, Neighborhoods, Parks, Arts and River Committee (HENPAR) approved a report from the Chief Legislative Analyst recommending the Los Angeles Economic Development Corporation (LAEDC) to conduct an independent economic analysis on the impact a fully paid parental leave policy would have in Los Angeles.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Contact: Gabriella Landeros, 818-858-4025, gabriella.landeros@lacity.org

Paid Parental Leave Study by LAEDC Passes Committee Hurdle

Los Angeles, CA - Today, the Health, Education, Neighborhoods, Parks, Arts and River Committee (HENPAR) approved a report from the Chief Legislative Analyst recommending the Los Angeles Economic Development Corporation (LAEDC) to conduct an independent economic analysis on the impact a fully paid parental leave policy would have in Los Angeles.

“We must do right by the thousands of working and expecting parents by carefully and expeditiously conducting this study, while at the same time collecting the data and tools necessary to inform us on how this policy will affect our business community. With women's rights under attack, our proposal could not be more timely. I am proud to stand with Councilmember Ryu to show our fellow Angelenos what it really looks like when your government cares about the well-being of working families," said Councilwoman Martinez.  

"Paid Parental Leave is one of the best ways we can reduce the pay gap, support working families, and help children get a good start in life. But we are working to make sure this policy is a positive for both employees and businesses. That’s why Councilwoman Martinez and I sought this independent economic analysis,” Councilmember Ryu said. “The LAEDC is a trusted and data-driven expert in the Los Angeles economy. As Chair of this Committee, I was proud to bring this report to a vote, and move this independent study forward.”

The recommendation to contract with LAEDC now heads to City Council for a full vote.

Read the report here.

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Councilwoman Nury Martinez is the President Pro-Tem of the Los Angeles City Council. She represents the Sixth Council District, which includes all or parts of the neighborhoods of Van Nuys, Lake Balboa, Sun Valley, Panorama City, Arleta, North Hollywood, and North Hills East.

http://www.nury-martinez.com/

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Los Angeles City Councilmember David E. Ryu represents the 4th Council District which includes Griffith Park, Sherman Oaks, Toluca Lake, Hollywood, Hollywood Hills, Los Feliz, Silver Lake, Miracle Mile, Hancock Park, Windsor Square, Larchmont and portions of Koreatown and Van Nuys.

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