After weeks of negotiations with the International Olympic Committee, Los Angeles City officials have agreed to host the 2028 Summer Olympic Games instead of 2024. This agreement brings the Olympics back to the United States for the first time since 2002 and will help generate hundreds of millions in additional savings and revenues for the City. The 2028 Games will inspire a generation of American athletes and I look forward to showcasing our diverse City on the international stage. However, in preparation for the Games, City officials must work to deliver the much-needed housing, infrastructure, and transportation to accommodate our City's projected growth. This item will come back to the City Council for the final vote for approval. Please let us know what you think and submit your feedback here.
COUNCILMEMBER RYU STATEMENT ON THE 2028 OLYMPICS
Los Angeles, CA -- Today [AUGUST 11, 2017], City Council voted to approve the City’s Bid to host the 2028 Olympics and Paralympic Summer Games. Due to limited comment and parliamentary procedure, Councilmember Ryu issued the following statement:
“The 2028 Olympic Games could be an amazing opportunity for our City, but we have three loose ends that need to be tied up: a reviewed new budget, renegotiated venue agreements, and an updated financial guarantee from the State.
If any of these do not come through, I will push for our City to end this agreement. This contract must be executed in the best interests of our taxpayers.
I strongly believe the LA28 Bid Committee will succeed in tying up these loose ends and host a wonderful Olympic Games.”
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.