WeHo PAC endorses 5 candidates for 3 City Council seats

The WeHo PAC introduced its endorsements for West Hollywood City Council right this moment.

After a lot deliberation, based mostly on non-public one-on–one interviews with all twelve candidates, in addition to a public candidate discussion board, hosted by the West Hollywood Chamber of Commerce and 9 neighborhood associations, the PAC Trustees have reached a choice to endorse 5 candidates all who share a imaginative and prescient for West Hollywood which aligns with the Business group.

The determination was made based mostly on a candidate’s expertise and understanding of presidency course of, their illustration for the Business group, positions taken on varied Business points, in addition to the challenges that face the Business group and their capacity to stipulate strategic options to those points.

All candidates share the group’s issues for public security and financial stability.

Endorsed by the WeHo PAC are:

● Lauren Meister is a girl of integrity who has persistently stayed true to representing the pursuits of the group;

● John Heilman, one of many founding fathers of West Hollywood who has been instrumental in creating its thriving metropolis;

● Marquita Thomas, a frontrunner who understands the significance of financial growth;

● John Duran, an skilled former Councilmember who brings frequent sense again to governance; and

● Sarah Adolphson, a refreshing newcomer who owns and operates a Business and needs to set the City again on a path to retain our distinctive metropolis of small artistic companies.

The 5 PAC Trustees are comprised of Chamber Members, appointed by the Chair of the Board for the West Hollywood Chamber of Commerce (WHCC). (*3*), stated Nick Rimedio, WHCC Chair.

Sherri Franklin, PAC Chair, stated, “Among a strong group of candidates, we chose to endorse five who demonstrated the requisite understanding of how to best represent the West Hollywood Business community and to effectively address the concerns of residents. Our objective is to promote leadership with the commitment to balance the needs of all stakeholders, drive the development of the economy and to ensure that all aspects of the city’s social fabric thrive. We are endorsing a slate of candidates that we are confident can represent the city today as well position to lead in the future. West Hollywood is so fortunate to have so many great candidates step forward to run for Council and bring leadership and diversity to the bigger conversation of what West Hollywood means to its constituents and the world at large. We look forward to watching them thrive and develop a voice for our future.”

All candidates have been requested the identical questions within the non-public PAC interviews carried out this previous August:

1. How do you’re feeling our present council is doing?

2. What insurance policies have they applied which you’re feeling are good for the group and what do you’re feeling is detrimental to the group wellbeing?

3. What new insurance policies would you intend to make West Hollywood extra Business-friendly and extra engaging to traders?

4. Do you help Unite Here Local 11? If sure, what techniques utilized in authorities are efficient and profit the group?

5. Do you imagine we have to discover new funding for Public Safety Ambassadors and “Block by Block”, or do you have got one other technique for serving to to advertise security for companies and residents?

6. Lack of affordability is a serious driver of homelessness. a. What kinds of subsidies and value discount measures would you’re employed to implement to Help landlords and builders ship extra reasonably priced rental and homeownership alternatives? b. How can the town take an lively position within the growth of reasonably priced and workforce housing?

7. Do you assume our present insurance policies of lease stabilization are sustainable and are they successfully serving the wants of the resident and serving to seniors age in place.

8. Do you help business constructing moratoriums for developments reminiscent of accommodations?


The goal of the PAC is to interact in actions and funding to help or oppose candidates inside the State of California and particularly the County of Los Angeles and City of West Hollywood, in line with the said objectives and goals of its sponsor, the West Hollywood Chamber of Commerce.


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