Copeland is an appointee of Mayor Lauren Meister
During last night’s City of West Hollywood Planning Commissioner meeting, Kimberly Copeland was appointed and sworn-in as Planning Commissioner. Copeland is an appointee of Mayor Lauren Meister, and she is replacing former Planning Commission Chair Lynn Hoopingarner.
Mayor Meister officiated the swearing in during the virtual meeting, and Copeland comes in with experience in city affairs, having previously served in the Rent Stabilization and Business License Commissions prior to her current role as Planning Commissioner.
“As was the case with my two prior appointees who preceded her, Lynn Hoopengarner and Sheila Lightfoot, I know she will be a great asset to the Planning Department, the commission, and of course, the city,” said Mayor Meister.
Planning Commissioners Michael Lombardi, Marquita Thomas, and Rogerio Carvalheiro expressed their gratitude to Copeland and look forward to working together on future endeavors within the Planning Commission.
“Welcome Commissioner Copeland, and all of our interactions I’ve had with you over the years have always been pleasant and engaging, and I look forward to working with you. Thank you also for all your years of service already to the city,” said Carvalheiro.
Copeland is replacing former Planning Commission Chair Lynn Hoopingarner, who resigned earlier in May over comments made about the Persian community during a Design Review Subcommittee meeting. She has since apologized for her remarks.