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    City of West Hollywood to Host Third WeHo 40 Community Meeting

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    The City of West Hollywood will host a community meeting to gather feedback as part of West Hollywood’s next citywide strategic planWeHo 40. The event will take place on Saturday, July 20, 2024 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Doheny Room at the West Hollywood Aquatic & Recreation Center, located at 8750 El Tovar Place, adjacent to West Hollywood Library.

    Community members are encouraged to stop by at any point during the meeting to learn more about the project, to provide feedback, and to connect with fellow community members. Translation services will be available in Spanish and Russian. Advance RSVP is not required.

    This community meeting is the third in a series of community feedback-gathering events, which are central to developing WeHo 40. This event will showcase draft elements of the WeHo 40 strategic plan and gather feedback from the West Hollywood community. The goal of this meeting is to preview the plan’s draft focus areas and goals that will guide the City’s future. Attendees will have the opportunity to share their experiences, ideas, and perspectives to inform the City’s strategic priorities. WeHo 40 project team members will be present to facilitate small group discussions, collect feedback, and answer questions from attendees. These activities will be repeated several times over the course of the event, and interested community members are encouraged to drop in at any time to participate.

    This free event will include informational exhibits, community organizations, food, and live entertainment. During the community meeting, attendees will be able to experience a series of culturally diverse activities and performances that exemplify some of the key strategies being explored in the strategic plan.

    The event will feature a small business market, as well. Small businesses in West Hollywood and surrounding communities, especially those who identify as BIPOC, LGBTQIA+, and minority-owned, are invited to take part; apply by filling out a vendor application form. There is no fee to participate. Applications will be accepted and confirmed on a rolling basis through Friday, July 12, 2024.

    The vibe of the event will be adorned by DJ Chinua, a Los Angeles- and New Orleans-based DJ, artist, and educator interested in facilitating community and connection primarily through the philosophy, politics, music, and culture of the African Diaspora and broader Global South. A special art interactive activity will be facilitated by Arts Bridging the Gap, a nonprofit that uplifts the voices, experiences, and self-expression of youth from under-resourced communities through healing arts programs. An engaging dance performance will be provided by Conga Kids, an organization that promotes social and emotional well-being through social dance. Food will be provided by Angel City Catering.

    WeHo 40 is the City of West Hollywood’s forward-looking, community-driven strategic planning process. The goal of the plan is to create an inclusive and equitable roadmap for the City’s future, building upon the successes of the City’s past strategic plans. Rooted in 40 years of municipal history – and looking ahead toward 2040 – WeHo 40 will reflect the aspirations, insights, and experiences of residents, local businesses, and other community members.

    For nearly four decades, the City of West Hollywood has been engaging in the collaborative development of strategic plans 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.

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