Mayor Lauren Meister

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Contact Mayor Lauren Meister
lmeister@weho.org
(323) 848-6460

After nearly two decades as a neighborhood advocate, Mayor Lauren Meister was elected to the West Hollywood City Council on March 3, 2015. 

Mayor Lauren Meister became involved with the City of West Hollywood as a neighborhood watch captain, took the LASD Community Emergency Response Team “CERT” training, and attended the West Hollywood Sheriff’s Community Academy. She went on to lead the largest neighborhood association in the city, representing residents on issues such as public safety, traffic circulation, parking and development, and advocating for protecting green space, preserving our city’s history and character, and providing off-leash parks for our pets. 

Prior to her election, Mayor Meister served on numerous commissions and committees for the City of West Hollywood, including: Planning Commission, Public Safety Commission, Campaign Finance Reform Committee, Permit Parking Advisory Group and the District 1 Parking Committee. She worked to mitigate traffic and parking impacts of new and proposed projects in the City, supported creative parking solutions to help neighborhood businesses, initiated the City’s “Live, Work, Play, Be Safe” educational campaign, and supported new ideas to increase pedestrian and bicycle safety. She also worked on campaign finance reform and has been a strong advocate for a stricter code of ethics. 

At the request of former Congressmember Henry Waxman, Mayor Meister testified before Congress in support of health insurance regulation and universal health care, and she worked with City of Los Angeles Councilman Paul Koretz to reduce helicopter noise in residential neighborhoods. 

In 2013, Mayor Lauren Meister served as Chair of the successful "Yes on Measure C" Term Limits for West Hollywood committee, limiting all Council members elected on or after March 2013 to no more than three full or partial terms on the City Council. 

Professionally, Mayor Lauren Meister is the sole proprietor of her own marketing research firm based in West Hollywood. As a businesswoman and market research professional, she listens to public opinion to form action-oriented solutions, understands the importance of budgets and resources, and believes that the City must provide good customer service and be accountable. 

A 25-year resident of West Hollywood, Mayor Lauren Meister has been both a renter and a homeowner in the City. Mayor Meister’s parents, sister and rescue dog Spike also call West Hollywood home.

You may contact West Hollywood City Council offices via email at council@weho.org or by phone at (323) 848-6460.