Should we rename the library in honor of Ruth Bader Ginsburg?

Do you want the West Hollywood Library to be renamed for late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg?

You’ll have a chance this Wednesday to voice your opinion before the Public Facilities Commission. The Public Hearing on the matter will be held at 6:30 p.m. Wed., Jan. 12, via Zoom.

APPLICANT(S): West Hollywood City Council
TIME/PLACE Teleconference Meeting
OF HEARING: Wednesday, January 12, 2022 at 6:30 p.m.

Members of the public may participate by phone or online via Zoom.
Dial-in phone number: (669) 900 6833 with Meeting ID 835 9650 0029, or via
Zoom link at https://us06web.zoom.us/j/83596500029.

City Hall is accessible by appointment only. The staff report will be available on Friday, January 7, 2022 online at
www.weho.org/pfc.
IF YOU CHALLENGE this item in court, you may be limited to raising only those issues you or someone else raised at the Public Hearing described in this notice, or in the written correspondence delivered to the Public Facilities Commission, via the Department of Facilities & Recreation Services at, or prior to, the Public Hearing.
If you require special assistance to participate in this meeting (e.g., a signer for the hearing impaired), you must call, or submit your request in writing to the Office of the City Clerk at (323) 848-6409 at least 48 hours prior to the meeting.
ALL INTERESTED PERSONS are invited to participate in said Public Hearing to express their opinion in this matter.
IF YOU DO NOT HAVE COMPUTER ACCESS AND WOULD LIKE A MAILED COPY OF THE AGENDA AND STAFF REPORT, OR YOU NEED FURTHER INFORMATION regarding this item, contact Debbie Gonzalez, Administrative Coordinator at (323) 848-6475; or via email at: degonzalez@weho.org.’

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JF1
JF1
6 days ago

The most appropriate name would be the “West Hollywood Homeless Shelter.”

Jose
Jose
8 days ago

NO!
Can we just stop glorifying people for 10 min.
Who decides that she or someone else is more worthy than another? I can think of plenty of women who achieved far more than Ms. Ginsberg (and I am a fan of hers)
Where does it stop. John Wayne, Bradley…the list goes on and on.
How about we call City Hall “Vacantville” or West Hollywood “Party Pines”

Last edited 8 days ago by Jose
#HappyInsurectionDay
#HappyInsurectionDay
6 days ago
Reply to  Jose

It is really about glorifying the three “professional” political hacks on the WEHO CC. Horvath, Shyne and Erickson.

library issues
library issues
9 days ago

I was involved with the West Hollywood Library for some time. Aside from the wonderful classes and events they sponsor, it is primarily a very, very expensive homeless shelter. Let’s keep the name and fix the problems so that everyone can use and enjoy the West Hollywood Library as intended.

WehoFan
WehoFan
8 days ago
Reply to  library issues

That would require real leadership.

Steve Martin
Steve Martin
8 days ago
Reply to  library issues

I don’t know who made that decision but I was surprised to hear that the Library was essentially being used as a homeless drop in center. While a drop in center is probably a good idea, the library is not the place to do it.

library issues
library issues
8 days ago
Reply to  Steve Martin

The people who work at the library consider it their job to take care of the homeless. Most of the people at the West Hollywood Library are good people, but their mission has been perverted.

Steve Martin
Steve Martin
7 days ago
Reply to  library issues

I have no doubt about the library staff’s compassion. I see this at the Law Library downtown on rainy days. But it is not the location to be providing services.

Matti
Matti
7 days ago
Reply to  library issues

Surprised to hear that. I visited the library weekly to study while I was taking classes in the fall, and it seemed like the library staff worked really hard to maintain quality service and library environment despite COVID and despite the reality of how poorly public space is treated throughout the LA region. I’m sure there are homeless individuals using the library, but they generally blended in with everyone else. Maybe it has changed the last couple months? The library is a a really beautiful place and I’m so appreciative it’s there. Also been able to take advantage of career… Read more »

Last edited 7 days ago by Matti
JF1
JF1
9 days ago

No. They’re only considering this for national exposure.

#shetoo
#shetoo
8 days ago
Reply to  JF1

Like changing the name of the library is going to fill hotels where all the tax money comes from, so that the dreadful SHE can do their political hacks act.

Joe Bologna
Joe Bologna
9 days ago

I propose we call it the Pat Benatar Library. Why not? It’s just as random, and she’s awesome.

Steve
Steve
9 days ago

Absolutely not! I blame RBG for the disaster we now have with the Supreme Court. She should have retired under Obama to protect our seat. She continued working into her 80’s because she was a workaholic. I don’t admire that. She had the money and the accomplishments to have a nice retirement. Protect the seat!! Instead she put herself ahead of the country because of her addiction to work. Selfish. Yes we all thought Hillary would win but there is no guarantee in an election. It was unnecessary risk. Didn’t we learn from the disaster election of 2000? ANYTHING is… Read more »

WehoFan
WehoFan
9 days ago
Reply to  Steve

You are one angry guy!

Stevie
Stevie
8 days ago
Reply to  Steve

So what’s your opinion for Let’s Go Brandon or any other 70 something in running in 2020 or even any other year? Do you hate Pelosi? Feinstein? McConnell? When should any person stop working and die in your opinion.

Steve
Steve
8 days ago
Reply to  Stevie

To clarify, I wasn’t referring to the retirement of general workers. Although having said that I do believe much of our Senate has members who really should move aside for younger blood and ideas. But that’s a different conversation for another day. I’m referring to the importance of the Supreme Court members and it’s potential effect on the entire country. I’m just saying she took a risk and lost the bet.

greeneyedguy
greeneyedguy
8 days ago
Reply to  Stevie

Most people hate McConnell at this point.

WehoFan
WehoFan
8 days ago
Reply to  greeneyedguy

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Last edited 8 days ago by WehoFan
WehoFan
WehoFan
8 days ago
Reply to  greeneyedguy

Ugh. Your comments are cliche.

greeneyedguy
greeneyedguy
7 days ago
Reply to  WehoFan

I love how triggered you are. Just keep scrolling next time, troll.

Stevie
Stevie
7 days ago
Reply to  greeneyedguy

“Most people?” Who are these “most people?” Ah yes, the cesspool of liberal democrats and their hired help.

Jose
Jose
7 days ago
Reply to  Stevie

I believe you mean “fanatics” that now control the Party formally known as Democrats.

Randy
Randy
7 days ago
Reply to  Stevie

Not a single member of Congress wields the power of a Supreme Court Justice, and they don’t get lifetime appointments, even if many have been there the the majority of their lifetimes. If Pelosi or Feinstein were to die, I can pretty much guarantee they would be replaced by other Democrats, both being from California, and Pelosi, from one of the most liberal districts in the State. McConnell would be replaced by a Republican, almost certainly, coming from Kentucky.

Alex
Alex
8 days ago
Reply to  Steve

I agree RBG is responsible for the court shift.

But the bigger take away is here is selecting a name is divisive.
The library belongs to West Hollywood. Leave it the West Hollywood Library!

WehoFan
WehoFan
8 days ago
Reply to  Alex

Correct.

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Scott Sigman
Scott Sigman
9 days ago

I have no comment since I find naming buildings silly. I am still trying to name my children How about “I love reading books”

Ham Shipey
Ham Shipey
9 days ago

Should change the name from Library……to Homeless Shelter.

Joe Bologna
Joe Bologna
9 days ago
Reply to  Ham Shipey

Yep.

JF1
JF1
9 days ago
Reply to  Ham Shipey

You have a point. I was last in there a couple of years ago and there were bodies all over the place and it smelled awful.

Degrading
Degrading
8 days ago
Reply to  JF1

It seems a mirror of the filthy sidewalks that the city appears to tolerate. The filth degrades the library, the sidewalks, the city and yet the city leaders are anxious for filthy money from the cannabis surge which will also polite the air. Cleanliness was once presumed to be second to godliness. Makes no sense.

Degrading
Degrading
8 days ago
Reply to  Ham Shipey

As for the name, NY has The New York Public Library, WH could have The West Hollywood Library. Clean it up, improve the content and let it shine.

:dpb
:dpb
9 days ago

No. RBG was/is a hero to me and our community. But our city founders placed a plank in our city charter that buildings wouldn’t be named for desist individuals for at least 5 years after death. Our original founders had laid a very nice frame work for West Hollywood and this current city council with its unfocused, knee-jerk responses has just about dismantled everything that worked so well for 30+ years. If the library needs to be named at all how about ‘City of West Hollywood Founders Library’. Let’s honor those here that came before.

A. Lee WALKUP
A. Lee WALKUP
9 days ago

The honor of having a name attached to the WeHo (County) Public Library should be that of the late resident Rita NORTON. She was the de facto senior librarian of the earlier, “school house” library building and long-time president of the WeHo Library Association. She was a major mover/shaker of creating a (county) public library in our city and is most deserving of such an honor.

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Steve Martin
Steve Martin
9 days ago
Reply to  A. Lee WALKUP

Rita was the primary moving force behind getting this new facility built. There should at least be a plaque in her honor outlining all of her efforts and years of service to Friends of the Library.

Mark
Mark
9 days ago

She was a trailblazer and an amazing woman who we all looked up to and admired, so I would support naming the library after her.

#enoughoflawyers
#enoughoflawyers
9 days ago
Reply to  Mark

You must be a lawyer. Ginsburg had nothing to do with West Hollywood. She was a lawyer. This is not a law library. Sepi Shyne pushed Ginsburg right away after Ginsburg died. Shyne is a lawyer. Frankly, enough of lawyers, political correctness and bowing to the wishes of some local political hack like Shyne.

greeneyedguy
greeneyedguy
9 days ago

“Frankly, enough of lawyers”

What does this even mean? Did you not get accepted into law school, Michael? Still salty?

#enoughoflawyers
#enoughoflawyers
8 days ago
Reply to  greeneyedguy

No law school for me. Although, because of affirmative action, I could have easily been accepted as a student. I was POC. Purple was my color. Like the polish you apply to John Erickson’s nails.

greeneyedguy
greeneyedguy
8 days ago

Michael Grimace.

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