The Planning Commission postponed its public hearing of a proposed Zone Text Amendment affecting certain WeHo neighborhoods after a leader of one of those neighborhoods suffered a heart attack.
Greenacre Avenue resident Michael Poles, according to Chairperson Lynn Hoopingarner, was admitted to the hospital on Wednesday and is currently on a ventilator.
Hoopingarner motioned to postpone the hearing based on a prior incident in which a neighborhood leader was hospitalized.
The amendment, in accordance with SB9, would apply to three neighborhoods in WeHo on cul-de-sacs, allowing the lots to be subdivided and two dwelling units to be built on those two lots.
Poles lives on Greenacre Avenue, one of the neighborhoods that would be directly affected by the proposal.
Hoopingarner was also concerned that residents of one of the three neighborhoods, none of whom had contacted the city about the proposal, had not received proper notification of the hearing, noting that residents of the other two neighborhoods responded in droves.
John Keho with the City of West Hollywood shot down her concerns.
“We have no idea if people opened their mail and had no concern. They could have all opened the mail, read it and had no concern. So you’re putting us in an awkward situation where you’re trying to read into the minds of neighborhood residents and you want us to find out if they’ve read the letter. We can’t do that.”
The hearing will now be held on April 7.