In my opinion the public and appointed officials are not acting with transparency and are losing the residents of West Hollywood and the public’s trust and credibility that is being called into question and tactics during this election cycle and refusing public access demonstrates that its self-serving motivations that do irreparable harm to us local residents.
It’s because of local individuals and business owners and stakeholders and West Hollywood neighborhood groups that should be independent and not coerced or compelled by undue political influence, as the same should be applied to media outlets that are making information available to public that others did not want divulged as political patronage and nepotism that people in the community were sensing was occurring anyway!
To the elected and appointed officials: Don’t think that we don’t see these actions and behaviors of you ramming social and political agendas and assume that we are absolutely oblivious or gullible to what is happening!
Also, elected officials are acting like a selection committee or selecting successors or swaying to vote for a slate of candidates months before we the public elect three of them into local office.
It is in my opinion that these actions are incredulous and some respects can be construed as civically biased and unethical just as some of your political and commissioner appointees have acted in their roles and deliberately wanted to divide this community and impose their radical views on us residents without any objection whatsoever or call out people in the community who politically and verbally objected to them and their social construct agendas locally!
Many of these operatives don’t live locally and even live out of the county or state altogether!
To online and paper publications: Thank you for your coverage and acknowledgment of campaigns and endorsements and relationships and conflicts of interests or uncovering information that others were choosing to withhold from public knowledge as well as other insightful comments by other community members and commenters!
I am glad to see similar views to the bad optics coming from the votes of current sitting councilmembers and the appointed officials they defend who have no ground to stand on in regards to their own agendas that did damage to the reputation of this city and public mistrust implying a corrupt or the very least a bad direction this city is going and dereliction of duty of members of the city council and the concerns of credibility and conflicts of interests and direct correlation of votes of their appointed commissioners trying to order directives and override public opinion and sentiment as irrelevant and city staff recommendations!
I will vote because it’s my civic duty but the decisions made by council is anything but civic duty but rather conspiring for social change without public input or debate and contentious issues voted on without public dissent. It is harder to be engaged in public dissent and discord than ever before in the city of West Hollywood in my opinion as a resident of Weho for 11 years and 18 years ago when initially priced out.
The City of West Hollywood and LA county refuses to admit to flaws in the municipal government tactics and endemic abject failures by officials ignoring residents grievances before Covid was even a pandemic.
Stop finding excuses to not wanting to admit fault of taking blame and placing it back on us residents. Take responsibility and accountability for your actions and what you did wrong as publicly elected officials!