Alan Strasburg leads ’68’ campaign to restore Sheriff to pre-Covid levels

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At Monday night’s City Council meeting, about 20 residents attended the public comment period wearing ’68’ shirts, as part of the campaign led by Alan Strassburg to restore the Sheriff’s Office to pre-Covid staffing levels. Strasburg purchased 68 shirts featuring a prominent ’68’ emblem.

Leslie Karliss, President of the West Hollywood West residents association, also participated in the meeting while wearing a ’68’ tee shirts, along with scotter activist Mikie Friedman, disability advocate Rick Watts and others.

During the first public comment period, Mayor Shyne strictly enforced the 20-minute time limit, cutting off the public comment period. The discussion continued past 11 pm at the time of this posting.

Those residents remaining on the comment list had an opportunity to speak later in the evening during Item 5b; discussion of the public safety budget or the second public comment period at the end of the session.

Strasburg, who spearheads the ’68’ campaign to restore Sheriff’s Office staffing, is also the lead petitioner in the ‘Decline Shyne’ recall campaign. Information about the recall campaign can be found at www.declineshyne.com. Sufficient signatures have been gathered for submission to the city clerk, but the recall campaign is being held until the July budget cycle. If the City Council does not reinstate the Sheriff deputies that were cut, the recall campaign will proceed.

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As of now, this story is still developing, with ongoing discussions and deliberations taking place.

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Larry is a West Hollywood resident and business owner of the BlockParty and YMLA stores. He has served the City of West Hollywood as the Chairman of Disability Advisory Board and the Public Facilities Commission. He is also a founding partner and contributor to Boystown Media.

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True...
True...
1 year ago

Oh, how about Alan Strasberg to be on the City Council? I hope he enters the fray. Do it, Alan ! I think that many people would vote for you.

A Second for Alan
A Second for Alan
1 year ago
Reply to  True...

A second for that idea! We need someone that is an orderly and rational thinker not beholden to special interests, future aspirations or unseemly behavior of any stripe.

True...
True...
1 year ago

Thank you so very much, Alan !

Behavior @ City Council
Behavior @ City Council
1 year ago

Thank you Alan and your supporters for delivering factual and dignified comments before council. Erickson and Shyne did not tow the line diminishing not only their integrity but their positions as well.

JF1
JF1
1 year ago

THANK YOU, Alan!!! The residents of this city owe you a debt of gratitude!

Michael G Labarbera
Michael G Labarbera
1 year ago

The recall campaign should proceed and not be tied to other issues.

Eric
Eric
1 year ago
I agree, last night does not change anything.  Sepi has toned it down a bit, so on the other hand the efforts and time of a recall might not be worth it,  with only another 18 months when the people will hopefully vote her out.  The bigger problem, I reiterate, is Byers. Sepi is simply not very smart and has made bad choices and decisions, Byers on the other hand is smart, calculated , determined, and has a vision that should have everyone trembling with fear.
Joshua88
Joshua88
1 year ago

The recall campaign is about more than fewer deputies.

Will it be pulled if more sheriffs are promised?
I object.

Leslie Karliss
Leslie Karliss
1 year ago

A big thank you to Alan Strasburg for organizing the effort and making the change happen.

Mikie
Mikie
1 year ago
Reply to  Leslie Karliss

ABSOLUTELY! Without his efforts, I don’t think they would’ve changed a thing! Bravo o Alan!!

Steve Martin
Steve Martin
1 year ago
Reply to  Mikie

Alan’s leadership in getting this off the ground was directly responsible for restoring the deputies. He is a WeHo Hero!

Eric
Eric
1 year ago
Reply to  Mikie

They would have further cut deputies! We all heard Sepi, on one hand we have people, who don’t want any police….when explaining how she has to weigh up both sides, citing Annie “I like to obstruct police from doing their job” Vicente.

Mikie
Mikie
1 year ago
Reply to  Eric

Sepi likes to equivocate. she does that a lot!

68 Sheriffs
68 Sheriffs
1 year ago

Residents should dorn the “68” tee shirts and proudly wear them in the Pride Parade to support the West Hollywood Sheriffs.

John Arnold
John Arnold
1 year ago

This is great! Where can I order one of these online?

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