Los Angeles City Council will honor Zev Yaroslavsky this morning at City Hall

The Los Angeles City Council today will honor outgoing County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky, whose 40-year political career also included a 20-year stint on the council.

Councilman Paul Koretz will host a presentation recognizing the accomplishments of Yaroslavsky, who spent the past two decades representing the affluent Westside/San Fernando Valley-based 3rd District, and will term out in December.

Yaroslavsky, 65, also served on the City Council from 1975 until 1994, when he was elected to the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors.


Mayor Eric Garcetti, the city attorney and controller, and City Council members will also take part in declaring today “Zev Yaroslavsky Day in the City of Los Angeles.”

In addition to today’s recognition, Koretz is lobbying to name a playground in Holmby Hills’ Holmby Park after Yaroslavsky.

Yaroslavsky earlier this year ruled out a run for the congressional seat being vacated by Rep. Henry Waxman, saying he was sticking to his earlier contention that “four decades in elected office was long enough.”

Yaroslavsky’s name had surfaced as a potential candidate to replace Waxman, D-Beverly Hills, who announced he would step down at the end of his term.

“I said in 2012 that four decades in elected office was long enough, and I meant it,” he said.

“I am committed to public service and to advancing those public policies I have believed in all my life, but I intend to do so outside of
elected office,” he said.

Yaroslavsky’s wife, Barbara, was re-appointed last month to the city’s Commission on Community and Family Services.