Longtime West Hollywood resident and Rent Stabilization Commissioner Richard Maggio invited all twelve West Hollywood City council candidates to make nice and meet and greet at The Domain West Hollywood apartments this past Saturday, September 24, 2022. Eleven of the 12 city council hopefuls attended the event to introduce themselves to neighbors and talk about why they are the best candidate to fill one of three open city council seats at the upcoming General Municipal Election on Tuesday, November 8, 2022 (Adam Darvish did not attend).
Each candidate was given a moment to speak and work the room while enjoying cake and refreshments. Treats were provided by Breakfast Republic.
“I thought the event was very fair and equitable,” said Maggio about the meet and greet. “Everyone showed up. Most of these people are my friends, so I felt I needed to do something that brought them all together. That was my objective. I know where everyone’s positions are, and I’m happy to bring everyone together to this wonderful venue at the Domain, which is where I live.
Richard Maggio says he’s lived in West Hollywood for most of his life, so he sees and understand things from a different perspective. He has served as a Rent Stabilization Commissioner for 27 years of the 32 years he’s been a commissioner in West Hollywood. He lived west of La Cienega on Horn Avenue, before moving to The Domain five years ago.
He says a big standout for him at the meet and greet was the realization that he can still pack a house. “I expected an A+,” he joked. “And I think I got an A.”
The City of West Hollywood released a list showing twelve qualified city council candidates running in the City of West Hollywood General Municipal Election. Three City Council seats will be decided in the upcoming General Municipal Election, which will be held on Tuesday, November 8, 2022.
Photos by Paulo Murillo for WEHO TIMES (click to enlarge).
City of West Hollywood Council members each serve for a term of four years and are elected at large. Each year, City Council members select one of their members to serve as Mayor for a year, with the term beginning after the City Council reorganization, which occurs once every year.
The City Council candidacy nomination process required potential candidates to gather between 20 and 30 signatures by voters registered in West Hollywood. Potential candidates must be at least 18 years old, residents of West Hollywood, and registered voters within the City.
The City of West Hollywood’s elections page, www.weho.org/elections, provides detailed election information and links to the California Secretary of State’s Voter Registration page, the Los Angeles County Registrar/Recorder’s website, and specific links for polling places and sample ballots.