AUG. 22: City Council’s Study Session on Nighttime Safety


2The City Council of the City of West Hollywood will convene a Study Session on Nighttime Safety on Monday, August 22, 2022 at 6 p.m. on the City of West Hollywood’s Council Chambers/Public Meeting Room, situated at 625 N. San Vicente Boulevard.

The Study Session will embrace members of the West Hollywood City Council and representatives from the City’s Public Safety Commission, Women’s Advisory Board, Transgender Advisory Board, and the LGBTQ+ Advisory Board. The Study Session is a chance to listen to from representatives of every of those our bodies, and to debate methods to cohesively tackle the problem of nighttime security. Details in regards to the Study Session are posted in an Agenda at www.weho.org/councilagendas. The Agenda accommodates details about methods to attend and/or view the assembly, methods to present written correspondence or an e-comment, and methods to present public remark.

The Study Session might be out there for viewing by means of the City’s WeHoTV web site space at www.weho.org/wehotv. To present further entry to the City’s public conferences, WeHoTV broadcasts are additionally out there as a courtesy throughout the City of West Hollywood on Spectrum Cable Channel 10; on the City’s WeHoTV YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/wehotv; and on Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, Roku streaming platforms by looking for “WeHoTV” utilizing search capabilities.

West Hollywood is dwelling to greater than 200 entertainment-oriented companies, equivalent to eating places, lounges, bars, and nightclubs. There have been reviews of people feeling that they could have been drugged (“roofied”) at leisure venues. Some group members have raised issues about feeling uncomfortable submitting felony reviews. Community security is at all times the City of West Hollywood’s number-one precedence and the City takes all claims critically. The City and the West Hollywood Sheriff’s Station urge anybody who believes they’re a sufferer of any crime – or anybody locally with any public security issues – to achieve out to the Sheriff’s Station 24/7 at (310) 855-8850. In an emergency, at all times name 911.

The West Hollywood City Council authorised a plan to buy and distribute drink-spiking take a look at strips to companies and patrons. The take a look at strips are designed to detect the attainable presence of “date rape” medicine, equivalent to GHB (gamma hydroxybutyrate) or ketamine. The test-strip person drops a small quantity of drink liquid on the testing patch, which turns a coloration equivalent to crimson or blue if medicine are current.

In advance of the Study Session, the City will host a drink-spiking take a look at strips distribution occasion at 4:30 p.m. with members of the West Hollywood City Council and appointed officers. Following transient feedback from representatives adjoining to the Council Chambers/Public Meeting Room, situated at 625 N. San Vicente Boulevard, distribution occasion members will stroll to space bars and eating places to distribute take a look at strip kits.

The City of West Hollywood has a number of initiatives in place to help in creating and sustaining a secure atmosphere in nightlife institutions. The City’s Community Safety Department has developed a coaching handbook for homeowners and managers of bars, lounges, and golf equipment. The West Hollywood Sheriff’s Station’s Entertainment Policing Team (EPT) is a workforce of Sheriff’s Deputies who’re primarily targeted on entertainment- and alcohol-related regulation enforcement points within the City and, on a nightly foundation, the EPT actively patrols roughly 60 bars, nightclubs, and accommodations and liaises with administration of nightlife institutions.

West Hollywood turned the primary metropolis in California to cross an Ordinance, in late 2021, to require Bystander Intervention coaching for personnel in Business institutions that serve alcohol for onsite consumption. The Bystander Intervention coaching program launched in March 2022. Provided by the Rape Treatment Center (RTC) at UCLA Santa Monica Medical Center, the coaching is an academic course that addresses the problem of drug-facilitated sexual assaults and date rape medicine. The coaching additionally promotes the proactive function that onsite alcoholic beverage gross sales institutions can take within the prevention of sexual assaults.

For extra info, please contact Andi Lovano, the City of West Hollywood’s Community & Legislative Affairs Manager, at (323) 848-6333 or at [email protected]  For people who find themselves Deaf or onerous of listening to, please name TTY (323) 848-6496. 

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