West Hollywood’s Public Facilities Commission will conduct a public hearing on the West Hollywood Library naming request in honor of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Wednesday, January 12, 2022 at 6:30 p.m.
All community members and members of the public are invited to provide testimony at the Public Hearing. The Public Facilities Commission will determine its recommendation on the library naming request which will be presented to City Council. Staff recommendations at this meeting will include information on signage, identification options, and cost estimates.
Members of the public may participate by phone or online via Zoom.
Dial-in phone number: (669) 900 6833 with Meeting ID 835 9650 0029, or via
Zoom link at https://us06web.zoom.us/j/83596500029.
City Hall is accessible by appointment only. The staff report will be available on Friday, January 7, 2022 online at
In accordance with the City’s Naming Policy, there are established uniform procedures that guide the nomination, consideration, justification, and review of naming City-owned or leased land, buildings, or facilities. In December 2020, this library naming request was approved by the West Hollywood City Council. The City Council item from December 21, 2020 to request to rename the library after Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is posted as part of the City Council agenda; the item is available at: https://weho.granicus.com/MetaViewer.php?view_id=22&clip_id=3583&meta_id=197616.
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is the only name that was nominated. The survey did not ask input on any other name.
The naming request is now currently under assessment by the City of West Hollywood’s Public Facilities Commission. The Naming Survey was posted following review by the Commission and was posted for a minimum of 60 days. Additionally, the Public Facilities Commission will seek an official action on the naming request from the following City Commissions and Advisory bodies, which will have 60 days to respond: Arts and Cultural Affairs Commission; Historic Preservation Commission; Human Services Commission; Public Safety Commission; Disabilities Advisory Board; Lesbian and Gay Advisory Board; Russian Advisory Board; Senior Advisory Board; Transgender Advisory Board; Women’s Advisory Board; and Social Justice Task Force.
City staff returned to the Public Facilities Commission with the survey results and official actions, and the Commission is now conducting a Public Hearing. Staff will also share recommendations about signage, identification options, and cost estimates. The Public Hearing will provide an opportunity for Commissions and Advisory bodies, civic organizations, and members of the public to offer relevant testimony as related to the naming request. The Public Facilities Commission will, then, prepare its recommendation on the naming request for submission to City Council. The City Council will make its final determination on the naming request at a future regular meeting, date to be determined. The Public Hearing and City Council meeting will be posted on the City’s meetings and events calendar at www.weho.org/calendar.