The City of West Hollywood government hosted a dinner for WeHo City commissioners and board members on Wednesday, August 23, 2023. The private city event took place at the car port located next to the Council Chambers at 625 N San Vicente Blvd. The event is a yearly tradition giving members of city commissions and boards a chance to meet and mingle with each other as well as with city staff and members of the council.
The City establishes Commissions and Advisory Boards to make recommendations to the City Council on matters within the City’s jurisdiction. The Council, at its discretion, may establish Task Forces or Working Groups to advise the Council on specific issues.
The City established a Code of Conduct for Elected and Appointed Officials to define the role of elected and appointed officials (members of the City Council and its subsidiary Commissions and Boards, collectively “City officials” or “officials”) in the governance of the City. This Code consists of policies and implementing rules intended to advance the City’s goals of providing efficient and high-quality services to its residents and providing a safe and productive work environment for its employees.
Each Commission, Advisory Board, and the Social Justice Task Force has individuals that are direct appointees; meaning they are directly appointed by an individual Councilmember. They serve at the pleasure of the appointing Councilmember and may be removed by that Councilmember at any time.
Each Commission, Advisory Board, and the Social Justice Task Force has individuals that are at-large appointees; meaning they are appointed by a majority vote of the City Council. Such members may be removed by a majority vote of the City Council; provided, however, that no member of the Commission may be removed prior to March 1st following any municipal election.
Your completed application is subject to public disclosure in accordance with the Public Records Act. Please note that personal identifying and contact information, including home address, home telephone number, personal cellular telephone number, and birth date, is not subject to public disclosure under the Public Records Act. The requirements for eligibility to a Commission may be accessed here. The eligibility requirements for Boardmembers may be accessed here. Additionally, a person holding a position on a City Commission or Advisory Board is required to obtain formal AB 1234 Ethics and Sexual Harassment Training upon appointment and every two (2) years thereafter. City Commissioners are also subject to the City’s Conflict of Interest Code and are required to complete Statements of Economic Interest (Form 700’s). Appointed officials are also required to attend additional trainings as required by the City Clerk’s Office and/or the City Attorney’s Office.
West Hollywood has ten commissions. They are:
- Arts and Cultural Affairs Commission
- Business License Commission
- Historic Preservation Commission
- Human Services Commission
- LGBTQ+ Commission
- Planning Commission
- Public Facilities, Recreation, & Infrastructure Commission
- Public Safety Commission
- Rent Stabilization Commission
- Transportation & Mobility Commission
- Disabilities Advisory Board
- Russian-Speaking Advisory Board
- Older Adults Advisory Board
- Social Justice Advisory Board
- Transgender Advisory Board
- Women’s Advisory Board
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