CITY COUNCIL AGENDA | Bicycle giveaway, permanent OutZones, Homeless Initiative updates and more — July 18, 2022

Highlights from the agenda for Monday, July 18, 2022.

Homeless Initiative (2.i)

City Council will receive an update on the City of West Hollywood Five-Year Plan to Address Homelessness in Our Community, changes in regional homeless services, and program outcomes from City-funded non-profit agency partners

Traffic calming and safety measures (2.j)

City Council will consider approving speed lumps on the 1100-1200 block of Orange Grove Avenue as part of the City’s ongoing Neighborhood Traffic Management process. 

CicLAvia (2.k)

City Council will consider approval of an agreement for services with CicLAvia to produce an open streets event on Santa Monica Boulevard from La Brea Avenue to San Vicente Boulevard, in coordination with the City of Los Angeles.

LGBTQ+ Advisory Board (2.n.)

2N City Council will consider a resolution changing the composition of the LGBTQ+ Advisory Board to include individuals that identify as non-binary.

Bicycle Giveaway to Combat Climate Change (2.o)

City Council will consider directing staff to organize a bicycle giveaway pilot program to provide free bicycles to community members to further the City’s climate action goals. As part of this pilot program, the City will purchase a limited number of bicycles from a vendor to give to residents. Participating residents must commit to reduce the number of vehicle miles traveled or ride the bike a certain number of days per week in order to qualify and staff will develop metrics to measure the success of the program.

Co-sponsorship of the Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation “Ball to End AIDS” Event (2.q/2.r.)

City Council will consider a request to co-sponsor The Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation “Ball to End AIDS” event on Thursday, September 15, 2022, in West Hollywood Park, which includes a request to close San Vicente Boulevard., between Melrose Avenue and Santa Monica Boulevard, for event arrivals.

Sponsoring the Monkeypox Town Hall (2.s)

City Council will consider co-sponsoring the Los Angeles Blade’s Monkeypox Town Hall, to be hosted on Wednesday, July 27, 2022.

Alcoholic Beverage Sales and Outdoor Dining Zone Text Amendments (3.a)

ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE SALES: This item proposes two changes related to alcoholic beverage sales at restaurants: 1) it allows the sale of alcohol for takeout in accordance with ABC regulations and State law and 2) it streamlines the hearing process for alcoholic beverage sales for restaurants indoors at all hours and at outdoor dining areas before 11:00 p.m

OUTDOOR DINING PARKING REDUCTION:  This is a permanent measure to what was temporarily established through the OUTZones under Urgency Ordinance No. 20-1106U. Staff proposes to allow outdoor dining spaces to operate without additional parking, regardless of square footage. Specifically, it would eliminate parking requirements for all outdoor dining areas in the public-right-of-way (sidewalks and metered parking) and on private property. 

CITY OF WEST HOLLYWOOD
AGENDA
MONDAY, JULY 18, 2022
REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MEETING

5:30 PM – CLOSED SESSION
6:00 PM – CITY COUNCIL MEETING

Written materials distributed to the City Council within 72 hours of the City Council meeting are available for public inspection online at www.weho.org.

To comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Assistive Listening Devices (ALD) will be available for check out at the meeting; If you require special assistance to participate in this meeting, (e.g. an American Sign Language interpreter for people who are Deaf or hard of hearing), 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. The City TDD line for the hearing impaired is (323) 848-6496.

Special meeting related accommodations (e.g., transportation) may be provided upon written request to the Office of the City Clerk at least 48 hours prior to the meeting. For information on public transportation, call 323.GO.METRO (323/466-3876) or go to www.metro.net.

If you would like additional information on any item appearing on this agenda, please contact the Office of the City Clerk at (323) 848-6800.

Note: Any agenda item which has not been initiated by 11:00 p.m. may be continued to a subsequent City Council meeting.

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WeHo Mary!
WeHo Mary!
26 days ago

Prediction: Danny Roman provides a comment à la Ms. Soon-Shiong, but it’s super nervous and awkward. I think he’s discovered that he can get attention this way.

Ian
Ian
27 days ago

NOT one WORD about this historic crime wave.

JF1
JF1
27 days ago

The OutZones were supposed to be temporary. It’s time to give back the sidewalks to pedestrians and the physically challenged. #TimeOutWestHollywood

C.R.
C.R.
27 days ago
Reply to  JF1

Now that LA County is back in the high covid transmission category and mask mandates will be back this month, clearly the outzones are needed for many people.

Ian
Ian
27 days ago
Reply to  C.R.

And of course Mail-in ballots, accompanied by the ENDLESS import of millions of Third World disease carrying illegal aliens to help Democrats STEAL House seats.
Yeah, they really have your “safety” at heart. Their endless open borders have caused the largest importation of drugs from Mexico in our history.
This era of Far Left Open Borders Democrats is stacking up to match their dirty history of Slavery.

Long Time Resident
Long Time Resident
27 days ago
Reply to  Ian

Somebody drank the Kool-aid, I see. LOL

Ian
Ian
27 days ago

Somebody is swimming in the Kool-Aid and living in delusion-land.

Joshua88
Joshua88
27 days ago
Reply to  C.R.

*Clearly* indeed!

JF1
JF1
27 days ago
Reply to  C.R.

Fine, then continue them for now but they should not be deemed “permanent.”

Ian
Ian
27 days ago
Reply to  JF1

EVER! Unless there is a direct payment to taxpayers for the sale of taxpayer owned property.

JF1
JF1
26 days ago
Reply to  Ian

yup. The city should not be allowed to give away the public right of way.

Steve Martin
Steve Martin
27 days ago
Reply to  JF1

I just wonder if this proposal has been reviewed by the Disability Advisory Board and the Transportation Commission. It seems like there is a push to pass this give away of public right of way and parking spaces without reasonable public outreach and an opportunity for residents to be heard.
Is the City being reimbursed for the lost of revenue from the parking meters?

JF1
JF1
26 days ago
Reply to  Steve Martin

yup. Are the handicap supposed to park far away and hoof it over to where they need to go? And what about the wheelchair-bound. As a pedestrian I have a hard enough time making my way through the non-linear “sidewalk” or what’s left of it. Lawsuit coming.

Johnjx on Hancock
Johnjx on Hancock
26 days ago
Reply to  JF1

Yes! If nothing else, make them vacate the sidewalks and let them sit in the parking spaces in front of their establishments. Why does “Stache” get to block the sidewalk, but Mickey’s and Revolver and Fiesta do not? And the other side of Santa Monica Blvd is an absolute disaster for pedestrians and anyone with a wheelchair. Give us back our sidewalks! Do not cede public land to private establishments!

JF1
JF1
26 days ago

yeah, it’s a mess out there. You want to extend outdoor dining. the built a new sidewalk where the parking used to be.

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