The City of West Hollywood will host an Eastside Community Update Teleconference Meeting, which will give members of the community an opportunity to receive updates from City staff about projects and initiatives impacting the Eastside of West Hollywood, as well as an opportunity to provide comments about issues and concerns facing residents who live in the City’s Eastside neighborhood.
Residents and community members who are interested in learning more about City services, projects, programs, and improvements impacting the City’s Eastside are encouraged to attend.
The Eastside Community Update Teleconference Meeting will take place on Tuesday, August 17, 2021 at 6:30 p.m. The meeting will take place via the Zoom platform. For details and to access a link to the meeting, please visit the City’s website calendar: www.weho.org/Home/Components/Calendar/Event/23717/15. Community members may tune-in to the livestream on the City’s WeHoTV YouTube Channel at www.weho.org/wehotv.
Community members are encouraged to submit topics of conversation and concern at least 24 hours in advance of the meeting. In addition, language translation services may be arranged in advance. To submit concerns or to request translation services, contact Jasmine Duckworth at [email protected].
“If you live, work, or play on the Eastside of West Hollywood, you won’t want to miss the Eastside Community Update Meeting,” said City of West Hollywood Mayor Pro Tempore Lauren Meister. “This virtual town hall will give eastside constituents an opportunity to hear from staff at City Hall, to ask questions, and to offer feedback and comments in a public forum about important issues and concerns impacting the Eastside.”
“As the only Councilmember who lives on the Eastside of West Hollywood, I’m glad to see our city prioritizing getting feedback from our residents, businesses, and stakeholders,” said City of West Hollywood Councilmember John M. Erickson. “This meeting is an excellent opportunity to ask and get answers to your most pressing questions. Your participation will help shape the future of our neighborhood.”
The Eastside of West Hollywood has gone through many changes over the last several decades. With an urban design and character that is unique and distinguished from surrounding neighborhoods, the Eastside is bounded by N. La Brea Avenue to the east, Fountain Avenue to the north, N. Hayworth Avenue to the west, and the West Hollywood city boundary to the south (approximately Willoughby Avenue west of Gardner and Romaine Street east of Gardner).
The Eastside’s mix of regional and small-scale local retail stores along Santa Monica Boulevard and adjacent small and medium-scale residential areas on the north and south make the area highly walkable. Historically, among other things, the Eastside has been known for its strongly rooted Russian-speaking community and its range of locally oriented community markets and shops. The development of The Gateway at N. La Brea Avenue and Santa Monica Boulevard spurred an interest in development and the area has seen hundreds of new residential units come online, which has created revitalization and, also, changes.
In 2017, the City of West Hollywood adopted its Eastside Community Priorities Plan, which looks toward the dynamic opportunities of the future, while retaining neighborhood charm. The plan articulates a shared community vision and focuses on programs and actions that improve the character of the area and improve service needs. For more information about the Eastside Community Priorities Plan, please visit www.weho.org/eastside.
For more information, contact Jasmine Duckworth, City of West Hollywood Community Affairs Coordinator, at (323) 848-6559 or at [email protected].