NOV. 1: Share your thoughts on WeHo’s controversial Historical Context Study

The City of West Hollywood invites the community to attend an in-person Information and Engagement Session about the City’s Historical Context Study.

The Historical Context Study is a project to develop an in-depth analysis of the historical context of West Hollywood and research racially and culturally discriminatory policies that existed in the area from the 19th century until present day. It will also identify the history of Indigenous peoples and demographic shifts of inhabitants. The findings of the study will inform the City on next steps in establishing initiatives to address social and racial equity.

On August 31, 2022, the City held a virtual Community Listening Session for the City’s project consultant, Architectural Resources Group, to provide an overview of the goals and objectives of the study.  The in-person Information and Engagement Session will allow the Architectural Resources Group to provide the community with an overview of the goals and purpose of the study, including project updates on findings and discoveries thus far. It will also provide an opportunity for the community to provide input on individual/lived experience with discrimination in West Hollywood or knowledge of past discrimination perpetrated against groups/individuals living or working in West Hollywood.

The in-person Information and Engagement Session is free and open to everyone and will take place on Tuesday, November 1, 2022 at 6 p.m. at the Plummer Park Community Center, located at 7377 Santa Monica Boulevard, in Rooms 5 and 6.

If community members are interested in providing input but are not able to attend the in-person Information and Engagement Session, a public comment form is available at the Community Services section of the City’s website.

If special assistance to participate in this meeting is required, please submit your request at least 48 hours prior to the meeting to jduckworth@weho.org.

The City of West Hollywood has an unwavering commitment to responding proactively to the unique needs of its diverse community, creatively finding solutions to managing its urban environment, and is dedicated to preserving and enhancing the well-being of the community. The City strives for quality in all actions in setting the highest goals and standards. Two of the Core Values of the City are: Respect and Support for People and Responsiveness to the Public. The City recognizes and celebrates the diversity of its community by treating all individuals with respect for their personal dignity and by providing a wide array of specialized services. The City promotes mutual respect, courtesy, and thoughtfulness in all interactions. The City holds itself accountable to members of its community and is committed to actively seeking public participation. The City promotes a public process whereby it can respond to the community’s needs while balancing competing interests and diverse opinions. 

For more information about the City of West Hollywood’s Historical Context Study or about the upcoming Information and Engagement Session, please contact Jasmine Duckworth, City of West Hollywood Community Programs Coordinator, at (323) 848-6559 or jduckworth@weho.org. For people who are Deaf or hard of hearing, please call TTY (323) 848-6496.

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Malibu boy
Malibu boy
3 months ago

brilliant, Let’s all go back in time and remind everybody of all the mistakes that were made by people who are no longer with us and have nothing to do with people alive today. Another example of how being wokey is dopey.

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Steve Martin
Steve Martin
3 months ago

The City strives to be responsive to the needs to the community and “is committed to actively seeking public participation”? So how was it that back in February, the Public Safety Commission, without any notice to the public, was allowed to make a motion to cut ten Sheriff’s deputies? While have always been plenty of involved West Hollywood residents and community leaders willing to serve of the Public Safety Commission, somehow someone felt it was necessary to have Nika Song Shion relocate so the Commission could have the benefit of her “wisdom”.

Long Time Resident
Long Time Resident
3 months ago

I agree with JF1. This is absolutely ridiculous. Spend the money on current problems. This City Council wastes so much money on ridiculous things. I can’t wait until a new Council majority takes over.

JF1
JF1
3 months ago

Ridiculous. Just pandering to the “woke” crowd. This area wasn’t even a city until 1984. Stop with this crap and spend your time and OUR money on the present problems…of which we have many. Listen to the people and their concerns over your own political agenda!

Manipulated
Manipulated
3 months ago

West Hollywood was created in 1984. The time to have done a Historic Context Study was the or at least when the city enacted the Historic Preservation Ordinance. For years the city had been purposely ignorant of the cultural resources and to date does not have on staff a knowledgable Historic Preservation individual. The city believes that having a “consultant’ appear at Historic Preservation Commission Meetings to a largely uninspired and ignorant group of place holders does not legitimize any effort. This aspect of the city has been grossly manipulated and will again be manipulated as particular council members are… Read more »

Toms
Toms
3 months ago
Reply to  Manipulated

OH I lived here off and on since late 80s.
I can write a book about what went on from La brea to Robertson from the decadent Streets to the bars. Is this a therapy session they are having.
Do the people give a F——. Although I was discriminated in the work place for years. Does that count to join in on the sessions. LOL

carleton cronin
3 months ago

Can’t make the session, but have several tomes on the history of the area which I can donate in hoped off saving some money for the city. Also, have been in area now known as West Hollywood for 49 years and my memory is still pretty good.

Ham
Ham
3 months ago

LOL. Is this The Onion????

Stevie
Stevie
3 months ago

I can see it now, StarDate 2322, the inhabitants of what is left of the USA declare the “woke” criers of 2022 to be cruel and inhuman. All buildings with RBG, Obama and (God forbid) Pelosi to be renamed because of their immoral ideology. What goes around will come around eventually, yesterday’s acceptance is today’s immorality.

mike
mike
3 months ago

West Hollywood wasn’t a city until 1984. The 1.9 square miles was merely an unincorporated area of L.A. County. Why is this an issue? Dwelling on issues that date all the way back to the 19th C. is pointless.

Toms
Toms
3 months ago
Reply to  mike

You hit the nail on the head. These woke bored people are destroying the Democratic Party. Looks like architectural resources group found a big sucker to suck money out of. Who made this decision??

JF1
JF1
3 months ago
Reply to  Toms

It wasn’t the people, the residents, the voters of this City…it’s Horvath, Erickson and Shyne pushing this crap. We’ll be rid of Horvath soon enough. Then we have to work together to get rid of the other two in two years by voting them out..if the city survives their bullish*t.

Last edited 3 months ago by JF1
Manipulated
Manipulated
3 months ago
Reply to  Toms

You are correct about ARG who so pander to developers. In my mind they behave unethically.

1v1 lol
3 months ago

This city has a long historical background. I will not discuss this. Time will give us the answer.

TomSmart
TomSmart
3 months ago

Cannot tell you how many times the city has engaged the community to participate in the future then does what they want anyway. This goes back decades. Who are they fooling???? They don’t care what the community wants. Pathetic.

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