The City Council of the City of West Hollywood unanimously placed Measure E on the November Ballot for voter consideration. If approved by West Hollywood voters, Measure E would enact a ¾-cent sales tax, providing local funds for local needs. The City’s website provides information about Measure E at www.weho.org/MeasureE.
West Hollywood voters will decide whether to vote yes or no on the following ballot question: “To maintain West Hollywood services and prepare for and recover from public health emergencies, address homelessness, help retain local businesses/jobs, support senior and health-related services, keep public areas clean and safe, repair potholes/streets, maintain community safety, and provide other City services, shall a measure be adopted establishing a 3/4¢ sales tax providing approximately $11,000,000 annually until ended by voters, requiring public disclosure of spending, independent financial audits and all funds being used locally?”
If approved, Measure E would help address the COVID-19 shortfall, and maintain services West Hollywood residents have indicated are important, including: addressing homelessness; expanding health and mental health services; retaining local businesses and jobs; keeping public areas clean and safe; maintaining HIV and AIDS health services; and supporting disaster preparedness.
Additional information about Measure E is available on the City of West Hollywood’s website, including links to FAQs and a Community Presentation.
Election Day will be Tuesday, November 3, 2020, but there are many ways to vote early. Postal mail-in and ballot-drop-off voting began on Monday, October 5, 2020 with Ballot Dropbox locations at Plummer Park, West Hollywood City Hall, and West Hollywood Library. Many LA County Vote Centers will begin operating for in-person voting and ballot-drop-off voting on Saturday, October 24, 2020. A Vote Center at Plummer Park’s Fiesta Hall will be in operation from Friday, October 30, 2020 to Tuesday, November 3, 2020. The deadline to register to vote in the General Municipal Election is Monday, October 19, 2020.
West Hollywood voters will receive complete ballot information by mail. The City of West Hollywood encourages community members to check their voter registration status at lavote.net/vrstatus and sign-up to be notified of the status of a ballot at california.ballottrax.net/voter.
To provide important information and to give voters the opportunity to ask questions about the upcoming election, the City will be hosting a virtual Election Information Town Hall via the Zoom platform on Tuesday, October 13, 2020 from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. More information about this event is available on the City’s calendar at www.weho.org/calendar.
For additional information about the General Municipal Election, please call the City of West Hollywood’s City Clerk’s Office at (323) 848-6409 or visit the City’s Elections page at www.weho.org/elections.