WeHo turns 37

The City of West Hollywood turned 37 years old today.

Founded in 1984 as the 84th city in Los Angeles County, WeHo is known as “The Creative City.” It is one of the world’s most prominent “gay villages” and maintains a reputation for free thinking and inclusivity.

The city is the same age as Katy Perry, Khloe Kardashian, Trey Songz and Prince Harry.

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John
John
9 months ago

well … Happy Birthday to the city. It identifies IMMEDIATELY with gay people and weirdness hence Holyweird but hey… who am I to judge, life is not just black and white…. soooo many tones in between so.. enjoy and prosper.

Ernesto
Ernesto
9 months ago

Weho was so much better before it became a city. It’s all been a scam by developers. Rip Weho you suck.

Ham Shipey
Ham Shipey
10 months ago

Such a silly city. Time to start representing the people who live here “today”.

greeneyedguy
greeneyedguy
10 months ago
Reply to  Ham Shipey

Is something keeping you here? Doesn’t seem like you’re too happy living here. Life is short!

Steve Martin
Steve Martin
10 months ago

Ron Stone, the head of the West Hollywood Incorporation Committee used to talk about creating a new “City of the Hill”, a place of inclusive, progressive politics that functioned as a participatory small town democracy. While we have drifted away from that dream, we at least aspire to it, which is something that will always make West Hollywood special. We can still be that small “d” democracy that can be a model for municipal government.

Jamie Francis
Jamie Francis
10 months ago
Reply to  Steve Martin

A Model City how after 37 years it is a special interest city with income gap among its own residents neighbors and visitors alike that unless at a public discussion half of us wouldn’t have the need or desire interact with other residents not in their realm of social construct or social circles like yourself. To prevent public access or to allow in person complaint or discussion at a podium for 21 months with cancelled hybrid netting’s. I don’t like a council that has gone rogue on topics and used the COVID pandemic to do things Carte Blanche and within… Read more »

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Jamie Francis
Jamie Francis
10 months ago
Reply to  Steve Martin

Insert political Aides, friends
With me Living here in Weho for 10 1/2 years and 11 1/2 years all together

Last edited 10 months ago by Jamie Francis
hifi5000
hifi5000
10 months ago

If you have a chance,read the archived LA Times article on the first mayor, Terry Terrigno.The city was loose and ready to elect anyone who look good at first glance.

There was no due diligence performed that would have saved the embarrassment of electing a embezzler.You need to check the background of any candidate running for office in a small city like West Hollywood,especially now.

Facade Worthy
Facade Worthy
10 months ago
Reply to  hifi5000

The City of Facades.

Steve Martin
Steve Martin
10 months ago
Reply to  hifi5000

That article captures some of the spirit of the incorporation campaign and was a very tragic chronicle of the rise and fall of Valerie Terrigno, someone, like many other people, came to West Hollywood to re-invent herself in a new and improved incarnation. But there was no way of avoiding her charisma that inspired a whole generation of women.

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Rudi Logan
Rudi Logan
9 months ago
Reply to  hifi5000

I could be wrong, but the first mayor’s name was “Valerie”.

David
David
10 months ago

At what point does the city start lying about its age?

Peter Panville
Peter Panville
10 months ago
Reply to  David

At what point do many of the residents grow up and mature past the 7th grade and all the requisite nonsense? WeHo wants to be noticed for too many of the wrong things. Peter Panville is not the future for stability or safety.

:dpb
:dpb
10 months ago

Happy Birthday, West Hollywood🍾🥂 🎂
When I used to travel for work I often visited the gay bars in that city (if there were any). Just having my zip code – 90069 – on my drivers license opened doors everywhere. When we achieved city hood, I was treated like an ambassador. According to so many, I lived in Camelot and I would full heartily agree. I still live here and I still think Weho is Camelot albeit now it’s barely affordable and elects politicians that have no understanding of what make Weho so special. Let’s hear it for Camelot.

Jerome Cleary
Jerome Cleary
10 months ago
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Jerome Cleary
Jerome Cleary
10 months ago
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:dpb
10 months ago
Reply to  :dpb

Thank you. I will read your suggestions today.

Ham Shipey
Ham Shipey
10 months ago
Reply to  :dpb

There’s nothing special about WH. The bars are slowly closing and the small minority that has controlled the city are fading.

Mike
Mike
10 months ago
Reply to  Ham Shipey

Why on earth did you move here? Someone put a gun to your head? You can move to the SFV and maybe, just maybe, you’ll be happy? West Hollywood has always been a “party” town even before it was a city.

greeneyedguy
greeneyedguy
10 months ago
Reply to  Ham Shipey

It’s never going to be a MAGA hellhole here. You need to accept that reality and move somewhere else.

Cyn Guy
Cyn Guy
9 months ago
Reply to  greeneyedguy

No, WeHo is not a “MAGA hellhole” – it is now officially a Blue liberal cesspit of a union (Unite Here Local 11) bought and paid for City Council who ignore their constituents to play “big boy” politics. They use their oh-so liberal and oh-so expensive initiatives to make them look oh-so-progressive so they can run for higher office and become professional career politicians and live forever off of the taxpayer’s dime. Just read the articles on here. This union-paid City Council rams through ruinous wage rates designed to cripple down and out hotels so they go union – and… Read more »

greeneyedguy
greeneyedguy
10 months ago

Happy Birthday West Hollywood! Thankful to be living here 🙂

Jimmy Palmieri
10 months ago

Just a few of the reasons I love weho!

hifi5000
hifi5000
10 months ago

Has it been 37 years!!?? I remember watching a local TV report in 1984 where some city employees were interviewed about working the holidays and why they choose to do so.

I imagine the novelty of gay city workers was new to a lot of people,hence the TV report.Now the existence of gay people is so everyday and not scary anymore.

I wish the city a nice Happy Birthday and hopes for a even better tomorrow.

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