Please join us Monday, November 15, 2021, at 6:00 pm, for our regular City Council Meeting. The meeting will be conducted via videoconference (Zoom). Public Safety will be the focus of Monday’s meeting.
IN AN EFFORT TO PROTECT PUBLIC HEALTH AND PREVENT THE SPREAD OF COVID-19 (CORONAVIRUS), AB 361 HAS AUTHORIZED PUBLIC MEETINGS TO TAKE PLACE VIA TELECONFERENCE BECAUSE STATE AND LOCAL OFFICIALS ARE RECOMMENDING MEASURES TO PROMOTE SOCIAL DISTANCING.
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Below are some items you may find of interest. You can access the full Agenda here.
2.G. ADOPT ORDINANCE NO. 21-1168 (2ND READING) “AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF WEST HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA, ADDING CHAPTER 5.130 MINIMUM WAGE AND ARTICLE 5 MINIMUM WAGE TO TITLE 5 (BUSINESS LICENSES, REGULATIONS AND PERMITS) OF THE WEST HOLLYWOOD MUNICIPAL CODE ESTABLISHING A CITY-WIDE MINIMUM WAGE.” [M. CROWDER, A. POBLADOR]: The City Council will waive further reading and adopt Ordinance No. 21-1168.
2.J. COMMISSION AND ADVISORY BOARD MEETING SYNOPSES [M. CROWDER, A. POBLADOR]: The City Council will receive Synopses from the Human Services Commission, Public Facilities Commission, Public Safety Commission, Rent Stabilization Commission, and Transgender Advisory Board regarding actions taken at their recent meeting.
3.A. AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF WEST HOLLYWOOD AMENDING THE WEST HOLLYWOOD MUNICIPAL CODE REGARDING EDUCATION, SIGNAGE, AND TRAINING REQUIREMENTS FOR BUSINESS ESTABLISHMENTS THAT SERVE ALCOHOL FOR ONSITE CONSUMPTION AND CODE ENFORCEMENT UPDATES TO THE ADMINISTRATIVE CITATION FEE SCHEDULE [J. ROCCO, D. RIVAS, K. COOK, E. RAMIREZ, B. MOULDER, C. SCHROEDER, J. HOLUB]: SUBJECT: The City Council will consider an ordinance amending the West Hollywood Municipal Code to require posting of signage and training concerning the safety and awareness of patrons at business establishments that serve alcohol for on-site consumption; develop a public educational campaign to promote this effort; amending Chapter 1.08 in Title 1 by adding violations of the new chapter to the list of municipal code chapters and sections that are subject to administrative penalty procedures; and amending the Master Fee Resolution to make adjustments to the Rent Stabilization Ordinance and adding violations of new Chapter 9.13 in Title 9 to the Administrative Citation Fee Schedule.
4.A. PUBLIC SAFETY UPDATE [K. COOK, E. RAMIREZ, D. SMITH, D. RIVAS, C. SCHROEDER, C. PLANCK, D. GIUGNI]: SUBJECT: The City Council will receive an update on public safety activities and provide additional direction to staff.
4.B. AMENDMENT TO THE AGREEMENT FOR SERVICES WITH BLOCK BY BLOCK FOR AN EASTSIDE KIOSK [K. COOK, M. KUSTANOVICH]: SUBJECT: The City Council will consider approving an amendment to the Agreement for Services with Block by Block for Security Ambassador Services to staff an Eastside Kiosk.
4.C. DEVELOPMENT OF CITYWIDE BEHAVIORAL HEALTH CRISIS RESPONSE UNIT – PHASE 1 UPDATE [C. SCHROEDER, C. PLANCK, E. ANDERSON]: SUBJECT: City Council will receive an update on the development of a Behavioral Health Crisis Response Unit to serve the West Hollywood community.
4.D. COMMUNITY SAFETY & WELL-BEING [D. WILSON, J. JIMENEZ, C. SAFRIET, K. COOK, C. SCHROEDER, D. GIUGNI, C. PLANCK, L. ISENBERG, D. MURRAY, E. ANDERSON]: SUBJECT: The City Council will discuss goals regarding community safety and well-being and provide direction regarding the development of policies, programs, and funding strategies that are aligned with articulated priorities.
5.A. EXPLORATION OF ALTERNATIVE AND ADDITIONAL PUBLIC RESTROOMS [L. MEISTER, S. SHYNE, C. SCHROEDER, C. PLANCK]: SUBJECT: The City Council will receive a request from the Council Subcommittee on Homelessness to direct staff to explore increased access to public restrooms through additional and alternative facilities.
5.B. MEASURES TO INCREASE COMMUNITY SAFETY ON COMMERCIAL STREETS [L. MEISTER, J. LEONARD, A. LOVANO]: SUBJECT: The City Council will consider directing staff to work with the Public Safety Commission and the business community to develop measures to increase community safety on commercial streets, including but not limited to, developing a commercial public safety camera rebate program and gathering feedback on a Neighborhood Watch model for commercial areas.
To access the Agenda — staff reports, attachments, and correspondence — you can click here.
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Councilmember Lauren Meister
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