Enhancement of Public Facilities

  • Plummer Park Upgrades: Directed staff to confirm the estimated costs for proposed upgrades at Plummer Park using former redevelopment bond proceeds with the intent to preserve and restore our historic buildings.
  • Establish Pilot Off-Leash Dog Play Area at Plummer Park: Directed staff to take steps to establish a pilot off-leash dog area in Plummer Park, including performing necessary community outreach. The pilot will be in place as the City goes through the design and redevelopment process for Plummer Park over the next several years. 
  • Request to Rename the West Hollywood Library: Submitted a request to the City Clerk to rename the West Hollywood Library the “Ruth Bader Ginsburg West Hollywood Library” in honor of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and directs staff to follow the procedure as outlined in the City’s Naming Policy Guideline and determine if Los Angeles County has additional naming policy requirements. This did not pass but we voted to name a room in the library after RBG.
  • Hand Sanitizer Stations at City Parks: Directed staff to install hand sanitization stations at city parks and other appropriate locations as soon as is feasible.
  • 1343 N. Laurel Feasibility Study: This item 1) directed the Facilities & Field Services Division to hire a consultant to perform a study on the estimated costs and feasibility of various potential uses at Laurel House, focusing on uses supported by the community during the Community Visioning process: arts and culture, community gathering spaces and park; 2) directed the Arts Division to further investigate Artists-In-Residence programs and arts-oriented non-profit program management and funding opportunities; and 3) directed staff to present the findings of the feasibility study to the Historic Preservation Commission, Arts & Cultural Affairs Commission, and the Public Facilities Commission prior to returning to City Council. 
  • Community Garden Program: Directed staff to take steps to revive the community garden program, including reviewing the existing Community Garden Program Operating Guidelines, and proactively searching for possible future community garden sites. 
  • Free Sunscreen Stations at City Parks: Directed staff to implement a free sunscreen program, including the installation of sunscreen dispensers, in the City’s parks and other appropriate locations.