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    WeHo City Gathers Community Feedback at WeHo 40 Strategic Plan Event

    The City of West Hollywood hosted WeHo 40, a community event focusing on gathering feedback to improve the city as part of West Hollywood’s next citywide strategic plan. The event took place at on Sunday, April 21, 2024, at Plummer Park Community Center Rooms 5 & 6. Community members were encouraged to provide feedback, and to connect with fellow community members.

    Mayor John Erickson and council members Lauren Meister attended the event long with West Hollywood Commissioners, City Staff and City Manager David Wilson. Several nonprofit organizations and local business were welcome to participate at the event and offer information on their services. The event also provided free food from a taco truck.

    West Hollywood Mayor John Erickson – Photo courtesy of Catherine Eng

    Photos below courtesy of Katherine Eng (click to enlarge).

    After a brief presentation and some words from the Mayor, attendees were split into four groups that focused on the following categories:

    • Intersectional, Identities & Inclusivity
    • Russian Speaking Circle
    • Multi-Generational Living in WeHo
    • Disabilities

    Results on the topics were presented towards the end of the event.

    This community event is the second in a series of community feedback-gathering events, which are central to developing WeHo 40. This event focused on alternative futures looking at key themes, opportunities, and innovative concepts for participants to begin thinking about a vision for the City in the next 15 years. The goal of this event is to build consensus on principles that will advance the development of the plan and refine its direction. Attendees will have the opportunity to contribute experiences, ideas, and insightful perspectives to support the development of the plan. The program will include a brief presentation followed by small group discussions and exercises. These activities will be repeated several times over the course of the open house; participants are encouraged to drop in at any time to participate.

    WeHo 40 is the City of West Hollywood’s forward-looking strategic planning process. Rooted in 40 years of municipal history – and looking ahead toward 2040 – WeHo 40 will engage residents, community members, and local businesses in setting priorities to create an inclusive and equitable roadmap for the City’s future and build upon the successes of the City’s past strategic plans.

    For nearly four decades, the City of West Hollywood has been engaging in the collaborative development of strategic plans in order to shape forward-thinking policies and priorities. The City developed its first strategic plan in 1990. In 2003, the City launched its second strategic plan, Vision 2020. The development of Vision 2020 included the participation of more than 250 community members and helped shape the City’s Mission Statement and Core Values.

    Visit engage.weho.org/wehostrategicplan to learn about the latest WeHo 40 updates and sign up for project-specific announcements.

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    Paulo Murillo is Editor in Chief and Publisher of WEHO TIMES. He brings over 20 years of experience as a columnist, reporter, and photo journalist. Murillo began his professional writing career as the author of “Love Ya, Mean It,” an irreverent and sometimes controversial West Hollywood lifestyle column for FAB! newspaper. His work has appeared in numerous print and online publications, which include the “Hot Topic” column in Frontiers magazine, where he covered breaking news and local events in West Hollywood. He can be reached at [email protected]


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    Jerome Cleary
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    They don’t listen to us anyway.

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