DEAR WEHO: Anti-sheriff agitators stole our chance to discuss city budget

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Dear Members of WeHo City Council,

This is getting out of control. I couldn’t even get my questions answered or other residents’ valid concerns addressed because I/we were so overwhelmed with scapegoat and hijack tactics and our questions muffled or practically nulled by the defund the police narrative at yesterday evening’s community forum on the city budget generously offered by David Wilson and Oscar Delgado to be an information session for Residents at-large.

We were outnumbered!

There were 8-9 of us to the equal number, if not more of them, dominating clogging the queue with follow ups and piggybacking what must have been a coordinated tactic, which is unacceptable!

Please don’t let or don’t allow this to occur at your next council meeting and for the proper clerks not be barraged and ambushed by a defund the police syndicate that will not allow residents to voice their opinions and quell and muffle our valid concerns or questions on public safety and other itemized costs other than public safety contracts at your bi annual budget next week at the council meeting—open to all but directly or personally affecting residents living in the city as well as visitors not state and national debate operatives who don’t live or do business here on a daily basis by outside political operatives of one centralized issue that overshadows other legitimate concerns of residents, local workers abs employers of West Hollywood!

Thank You,
James “Jamie” Francis
West Hollywood Resident of 11 years
and victim of crime

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Meeting Attendees
5 months ago

The number of people in the meeting was 20. Does not appear that anyone was outnumbered. Jamie Francis, you might find a different approach to get your point across. Direct contact by letter to obtain a meeting w the City Manager will surely provide guidance for a solution you seek. Best of luck.

Tom
Tom
5 months ago

We’re these agitators friends of Horvath?

Tom
Tom
5 months ago

The council has a right to enforce time limits. I believe they also have the right to have two-tiered limits: one for residents and one for non-residents wishing to comment. Since this is is a CITY budget meeting then they have a perfect right to allow residents, who are directly affected by the budget of the city in which they reside to have more input that non-residents who may be here to grandstand.

Randy
Randy
5 months ago

The city cannot control what people say. They are allowed to talk about what they want. What they should have done was included a time limit, like they do at Public Safety meetings and City Council meetings. It should have been limited to 60 seconds.

James Francis
James Francis
5 months ago
Reply to  Randy

For your information Randy, a public safety commissioner had spoken at this information session/discussion! One who dominated the discussion with a directive she thought her Comission had the power to impose and spoke with no time constraints or restrictions because she knew it was a information session she could use ambush tactics! She was first in the queue before anyone else—what coincidence or pure luck was that?! She was the first to go on a defund the police tirade to why her orders were ignored (directed towards the city manager and assistant city manager both appointed at large by members… Read more »

Last edited 5 months ago by James Francis
West
5 months ago
Reply to  James Francis

Thanks for intel. What a betrayal of ethics by entitled public officials and their cronies.

Randy
Randy
4 months ago
Reply to  James Francis

Thank you. Yes, I watched it live, and am aware of how it went down, with Nika being the first speaker. She probably signed up first, as I believe that is how they run the order of speakers. And if they had confined public comment to 1 minute, like in other meetings, this would not have happened.

Mia
Mia
4 months ago
Reply to  James Francis

Hi Jamie! It’s Mia with FOX News in NYC. Can you please email me as soon as you see this? Thank you! mija.maslar@fox.com

WeHo Mary!
WeHo Mary!
5 months ago

Once conservatives discover these West Hollywood meetings on YouTube, they’ll be using clips to turn the public against any progressive causes, which is kind of scary. Although, I’ll admit it, I watch these meetings to be informed, but also to be entertained by the ridiculous behavior.

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