As I approach my two month mark on the City Council, I wanted to give you an update on what's going on and encourage you to stay involved in our City.
First, two items I have gotten passed on the Council that may affect you this week:
- The Council adopted water conservation measures prohibiting the watering of lawns or other ornamental greenery within 48 hours of measurable rain. Please remember to conserve during the drought.
- On Friday, May 22, the City will be the first in the nation to officially observe Harvey Milk Day! Parking meters will be free all day long in the City of West Hollywood.
Second, I want to urge you, your family, friends and neighbors to cast your vote on June 2. Your support was critical to my election in March, and it will be important in deciding who will join Mayor Lindsey Horvath, Councilmembers John D’Amico and John Duran and me on the Council in June.
So you don’t forget, consider requesting an Absentee Ballot this week — the deadline is May 26! Here is an easy link to fill out a form: ABSENTEE BALLOT FORM
As I meet with people across the City of West Hollywood, one of the most mentioned issues people talk about is parking. It is also one that people are very passionate about — 500 people responded to our parking survey last month in just eight days! As I work with my colleague Councilmember John D’Amico to prepare parking reform recommendations for the June 1st Council meeting, the City is holding a series of events to discuss parking issues as well.
If parking is an important issue for you, please come to the Neighborhoods’ Parking Meeting on Thursday, May 21 at 7 PM at the West Hollywood Library Community Meeting Room. Please be on the lookout for updates as we get closer to the June 1 Council Meeting and be sure to share your opinion.
Other important dates: this Monday, May 18 is a City Council Meeting, starting at 6:30 PM at Council Chambers. You can find the Agenda online. On Wednesday, May 20 at 6:30 PM, the City Council Candidates Forum will be held at Council Chambers. WeHo TV will host live coverage on the City’s WeHoTV channels and on its YouTube channel.
Have a great Sunday and rest up for a busy few weeks ahead!