Separate public restrooms for men and women might soon be a thing of the past in West Hollywood.
City Council will decide on Monday whether to make all multi-stall restrooms in public and in places of business gender-neutral. The new rules would pertain to new developments and commercial leases, as well as major remodels. Since 2014, city ordinances have required single-stall restrooms to be gender-neutral.
The agenda item by Councilmembers Sepi Shyne and John Erickson seeks to increase safety and accessibility for WeHo’s diverse populace, especially transgender and gender-nonconforming individuals, as well as those with special needs. If it passes, city staff will begin seeking feedback from the community and drafting designs for proper signage.