‘State of the City 2021’: Creative solutions will keep WeHo thriving post-pandemic

Open for Creativity - State of the City 2021

Publishers Note: WEHOville is an Advocate Sponsor of this years State of the City Event sponsored by the West Hollywood Chamber of Commerce.

Mayor Lindsey Horvath and other city leaders will address WeHo’s residents and business community at 5 p.m. Tuesday in the annual State of the City address.

The city and the West Hollywood Chamber of Commerce (WHCC) partner on the event each year to engage business leaders and the community at-large in a conversation about new initiatives, economic trends, and innovations in West Hollywood. Tickets are $40; for more information or to purchase tickets/register visitwww.wehochamber.com/stateofthecity.

This year’s State of The City will take place over Zoom, as did the 2020 State of the City broadcast in November. More than 300 local business leaders will gather online for the occasion.

West Hollywood Chamber of Commerce Chair Nick Rimedio will join Mayor Horvath in providing welcoming remarks. Outgoing West Hollywood City Manager Paul Arevalo will present theState of The Citykeynote address and introduce incoming City Manager, David Wilson.

The theme of this year’s event is “Open for Creativity.” The speakers and panelists will highlight the city’s creative solutions to challenges during the pandemic and how such innovation will lead to new opportunities for growth in the years ahead.

“Our history shows us that we will not only survive these challenges,” Mayor Horvath said at the 2020 State of the City, “we will thrive and prosper beyond their reach moving forward.”

A panel discussion — featuring Mott Smith, Co-Founder of Amped Kitchens and Principal at Civic Enterprises, along with the directors of Planning and Development Services and the Public Works Department — will focus on West Hollywood’s initiatives to transition its temporary business relief measures into permanent post-pandemic recovery initiatives.

The presentation is likely to note the city’s eviction moratorium, its commitment to masking, its outreach efforts for seniors and the disabled, its toolkit for local businesses, its relaxed parking enforcement and fee collections, and the push to move city meetings and events online.

West Hollywood has fully re-opened after the pandemic with one notable exception: City Hall, which, controversially, remains closed.

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Mecurial Mike
Mecurial Mike
3 months ago

I’d pay $40 to see Lindsay Horvath give a resignation speech.

Steve Martin
Steve Martin
3 months ago

I never doubted that West Hollywood’s economy would bounce back and it’s doing so with great gusto. But instead of focusing our “creativity” on more of the same, it is time to take stock of where we are as a community, not as a balance sheet. I would call for our City leaders to focus on social justice, economy equity and insuring that none of our long term residents get left behind in our post pandemic boom.

No, No, No
No, No, No
3 months ago
Reply to  Steve Martin

How is it expected that the residents who are not members of the WHCC benefit from this discussion?

Larry Block
Admin
3 months ago
Reply to  No, No, No

Hello No, This is a an annual fundraising event at the Chamber of Commerce. You do not have to be a member of the Chamber to support the event.

Steve Martin
Steve Martin
3 months ago
Reply to  No, No, No

I didn’t think the discussion I was calling for would be of much interest to the Chamber. But it is one we need to have as a community.

No, No, No
No, No, No
3 months ago

$40. Tickets tells you everything for this public exclusionary event. The WHCC apparently only wants to hear from the boosters clique. Not very elegant but then……..

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