WeHo City to Host Virtual and In-Person Social Justice Task Force Listening Sessions

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The City of West Hollywood is hosting virtual and in-person Social Justice Task Force Community Listening Sessions in June and July. The first listening session will be held virtually on Tuesday, June 28, 2022 at 6 p.m., via the Zoom platform, and will be livestreamed on the City’s YouTube channel. The second listening session will be held in-person on Tuesday, July 19, 2022, at 6 p.m., at Plummer Park’s Fiesta Hall, located at 7377 Santa Monica Boulevard.

The purpose of Social Justice Task Force Community Listening Sessions is to give residents and community members the opportunity to provide feedback and input on the Task Force’s recommendations before they are finalized and presented to the City Council for review.

To view and participate in the virtual community listening session via Zoom go to the Social Justice Task Force Meeting Zoom Link. Upon entering the meeting, please make sure to turn off video and mute audio. If you wish to make a public comment, please email Jasmine Duckworth at jduckworth@weho.org no later than Tuesday, June 28, 2022, at 2 p.m. to be added to the Public Speaker List for the meeting. Please include your name, the phone number from which you will be calling if applicable, and which item you would like to speak on. To provide public comment offline via telephone, please call in and remember to place your phone on mute: Dial-in phone number: 1 (669) 900- 6833, Meeting ID: 859 4164 1823, enter the Passcode: 436827, and press the pound sign (#). Dial-in 10 minutes before the meeting starts. If special assistance to participate in this meeting is required, (e.g., an American Sign Language interpreter for people who are Deaf or hard of hearing), you must call or submit your request in writing to the Office of the City Clerk at (323) 848-6409 at least 48 hours prior to the meeting. The City TTY line is (323) 848-6496.

To participate in the in-person community listening session at Plummer Park, please email Jasmine Duckworth at jduckworth@weho.org no later than Tuesday, July 19, 2022, at 2 p.m. to be added to the Public Speaker List for the meeting.

In an effort to increase community engagement and amplify the voices of Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) in the West Hollywood community, the City Council of the City of West Hollywood approved the creation of a Social Justice Task Force to identify social and racial inequities and issues, and provide policy recommendations to the City Council. The Social Justice Task Force convened its first meeting in May 2021, and has held 13 regular meetings to-date. The Task Force has received presentations from numerous City Departments and Divisions on City programming, resources, and services, and has established three subcommittees based on identified priority areas. The Economic/Community Development, Public Safety, and Housing & Homelessness and Social Services subcommittees have met regularly in working towards the goal of creating policy recommendations that address systemic racism and social equity in West Hollywood.

More information about the Social Justice Task Force can be accessed at www.weho.org/city-government/boards-commissions/committees-and-task-forces/social-justice-task-force.

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18 days ago

Questionable use of public funds.

What are the qualifications to be on the Social Justice Task Force, and why should we believe anything they say?