LAUREN MEISTER: Why you should vote for me

We have faced unprecedented challenges these last few years. Public safety concerns, homelessness, and housing affordability continue to plague our city. This is a time when experience matters most. During my time on Council, I’ve initiated policies and programs that promote public safety and resilience in our city. I advocated for additional public safety personnel to address the safety concerns of our residents and businesses, and voted against a budget that would include cuts to sworn Sheriff’s personnel. 

I’ve voted to protect our rent-stabilized housing and affordable units and I’ve consistently advocated for responsible development. I am the only member of Council who is pushing to strongly disincentivize developers from demolishing rent-stabilized apartment buildings. Existing rent-stabilized housing and the residents who reside in these units are the backbone of our city.

Since being on Council, I have advanced initiatives that focus on quality of life issues, such as the Commercial Sidewalk Cleaning Program, Art on Construction Fences, Parking Meter Grace Period, Eastside Parkway Beautification Pilot, Plummer Park Dog Play Area, Affordable Commercial Spaces, Monthly Tree Plantings, and a Small Business Task Force. These types of initiatives not only improve the quality of life for West Hollywood residents but, also, our businesses and visitors. My belief is that safe neighborhoods, clean streets, and a prosperous business community benefit everyone.

I began my journey in public service as a neighborhood advocate: I started as a neighborhood watch captain in West Hollywood West and grew into the elected position of neighborhood leader. I’ve been an appointed Public Safety Commissioner and Planning Commissioner. I had nearly two decades of experience in public service, right here in West Hollywood, prior to being elected to the West Hollywood City Council. I’ve been on Council for nearly eight years – I do my homework, I don’t let special interests influence my votes, and I listen to community members – I have done my best to represent the residents of West Hollywood and make decisions that are in the best interest of the City.

It’s almost comical that Unite Here Local 11 PAC is saying that I’m the “candidate of big business” when I have not taken money from any developers with projects in the pipeline. Over 80% of my contributors are West Hollywood residents and local businesses. Their candidate, Robert Oliver, has taken nearly $23,000 from developers or their representatives, and the Independent Expenditure (IE), “Friends of Robert Oliver,” is primarily funded by big business donors, with $9,000 coming from developer interests to date. The Unite Here Local 11 PAC has spent over $65,000 to get Oliver, Byers, and Wright elected. Yet, the best they can do to promote them is to tell lies about me. 

West Hollywood is where I live, work, and play. I’ve lived here for over 30 years, both as a renter and a homeowner. I started my market research business here. My parents, sister, and adorable rescues, Suki and Sammy, also call West Hollywood home. Recently, I earned my Master of Public Administration with a Concentration in Emergency Services Management, so, as a public official, I can be even more prepared to face future challenges. Like you, I love West Hollywood, and respectfully ask for your vote. To learn more about me, please visit www.meister4weho.com.

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About Lauren Meister
Lauren Meister is the current mayor of West Hollywood, as a well as a City Councilmember. She is a 30+ year resident, a market research professional, and she recently earned her MPA (Master of Public Administration) with a concentration in Emergency Services Management.

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Susan
Susan
3 months ago

Whenever I have contacted Lauren about issues involving various West Hollywood related issues, I always hear back from her or she has had to the appropriate person reach out in a very quick period of time. She is a real life shining example of what a City Council person should be. While I have never met her in person, I am a huge fan. WeHo is incredibly fortunate to have her

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3 months ago

This woman is the real deal. Advocate for and to West Hollywood. Meister has been consistent and steadfast in her backing of renters and homeowners. She voted against reducing the Sheriff department and will restore the department in West Hollywood to pre-COVID levels. Meister will bring back our small business and place safeguards to protect them and Meister will maintain the pressure to foster more affordable housing and protect our renter control residents. Let’s forge a coalition to change the direction of the West Hollywood city council on November 8 by electing Lauren Meister, Steve Martin and John Duran.

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Renee Sotile
Renee Sotile
3 months ago

West Hollywood is truly Home for Mayor Meister and her family. I appreciate that. She’s ALL in, for all of us. She can be spotted walking neighborhoods daily, engaging – seeing first hand the changes and needs of our City. Literally, boots on the ground, all year round…well sneakers👟👟

LauraB
LauraB
3 months ago

I’ve found that Lauren truly listens with an open mind, studies, and puts forth proposals to actually benefit the citizens of West Hollywood. She has my vote.

Cathy Blaivas
Cathy Blaivas
3 months ago

My experience of Lauren, starting with her term as a Planning Commissioner is that she has never wavered from her duty, her research, and her commitment to the community…which is, to be our voice. She goes above and beyond doing her homework, weighing pros and cons, she listens to the community, and is respectful of those voices. Whether I agree with all her decisions or not, I always respect the work and the explanations of those conclusions. I have always felt that her vote is based on what is best for the community, rather than for developers or special interest… Read more »

George Nickle
George Nickle
3 months ago

I voted for Lauren! Her competence and decency are simply reassuring. She knows what she’s doing and listens to what matters to us. Vote Meister! Vote Martin!

michaelz
michaelz
3 months ago

You have my vote !!!

Elyse Eisenberg
Elyse Eisenberg
3 months ago

Lauren is unmatched with her intelligence, integrity, and ability to quickly discern the subtleties of the most complex issues that come before Council. She offers rational, reasonable, and common-sense solutions. She can be trusted to put the security and quality of life of her constituents before all other considerations. She is collaborative with her colleagues, even if she might disagree with a position, always offering a thoughtful, considered response.  She is resourceful, does her homework, is always extremely well-prepared, and considers all sides of an issue before arriving at a decision which she can articulate succinctly. Her passion for WeHo is unsurpassed. There is a… Read more »

pat
pat
3 months ago

i love lauren meister. she listens, hears. and acts for the good of the people. her wisdom
is based on her experience as a community leader and her innate sense of kindness and respect. as a senior living in west hollywood i feel safe and know our rights are protected. all
this is because lauren meister stands tall with all of us. please vote!!

Mikie Friedman
Mikie Friedman
3 months ago

I just received notice from Ballot Trax that my ballot has been received!
So I know that my vote for Lauren Meister is going to count! Thank goodness!
I can say, with every confidence, that if you haven’t voted yet, voting for Lauren is the easiest and best decision you will make on that ballot!

Mike Carter
Mike Carter
3 months ago

Thank you Mayor, for advancing our city in reasonable, well thought-out and compassionate ways.

carleton cronin
3 months ago

Not a moment’s pause to offer my endorsement and vote!

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