City of West Hollywood Advisory Board and Commission Meetings Begin to Resume in a Virtual Teleconference Format to Adhere to Social (Physical) Distancing Guidelines
The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is changing life for everyone. The City of West Hollywood remains in a state of local emergency at this time and the City continues to be steadfast in taking every precaution to prioritize community health and safety.
The City of West Hollywood is getting the word out that it is beginning to resume a more active schedule of Advisory Board and Commission meetings, which will take place in a virtual teleconference format in order to adhere to Public Health guidelines for social (physical) distancing. The City has six Advisory Boards and nine Commissions, all of which make recommendations to the West Hollywood City Council. City Council meetings take place regularly in a virtual teleconference format.
“The City Hall building is closed right now in response to the coronavirus pandemic, but our City has been working around-the-clock in a digitally connected environment," said City of West Hollywood Mayor Lindsey P. Horvath. "We are fully committed to participation in digital public meetings. Our City's website calendar provides a hub of information. Please take part and share your perspective: make your voice heard!”
The City Calendar on the City’s website features an up-to-date listing of City meetings and events at www.weho.org/calendar. Due to the coronavirus emergency, many meetings and events remain cancelled at this time, but others are beginning to be scheduled during the upcoming weeks.
Individual calendar listings include links to agendas and information about how to participate; agendas for all Advisory Board and Commission meetings are available at www.weho.org/agendas. Information about Advisory Boards and Commissions is available on the City’s website at www.weho.org/city-government/boards-commissions.
The City of West Hollywood has declared a local emergency in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. While Los Angeles County is allowing for a phased reopening of some businesses and activities, coronavirus transmission and COVID-19 disease remain a serious risk. The City urges everyone to stay in place, maintain your space, and cover your face. West Hollywood residents are encouraged to remain home as much as is practical and limit close contact with others outside of a household; always use social (physical) distancing of at least six feet; and follow City requirements for the use of face coverings in public.
West Hollywood City Hall is currently closed to the public and has suspended all in-person transactions. Most public City buildings, playgrounds, parks, dog parks, and facilities are closed. City Hall will remain accessible for business and essential services with transactions to be conducted by phone (323) 848-6400 and via the City’s website at www.weho.org.
The City of West Hollywood coronavirus updates are available at www.weho.org/coronavirus and the City encourages community members to follow @wehocity on Twitter and Facebook and Instagram and turn on notifications for up-to-date information regarding details in the City of West Hollywood.
To view essential-business City meetings, tune in to WeHoTV at:
- Spectrum Channel 10 (in West Hollywood)
- AT&T U-verse Channel 99 (in Southern California)
- SmartTV Apps: AndroidTV; AppleTV; FireTV; and Roku
For notifications by email, subscribe to the City’s E-Notifications at www.weho.org/email. Visit the City’s event and meetings calendar at www.weho.org/calendar and news archive at www.weho.org/news. To receive urgent updates to your phone by text and to your email, text your ZIP code to 888-777.
For updates and information about the current numbers of COVID-19 cases in the United States and in Los Angeles County, the spread of the virus, severity, treatments, precautions, and other important public health information in multiple languages, please visit websites for:
- Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (Public Health) www.publichealth.lacounty.gov/media/Coronavirus
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html
For reporters and members of the media seeking additional information about COVID-19 in Los Angeles County, please contact the LA County Department of Public Health Chief Communications Officer, Carl A. Kemp, at (213) 240-8144 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
For reporters and members of the media seeking additional information about the City of West Hollywood, please contact the City of West Hollywood’s Public Information Officer, Sheri A. Lunn, at (323) 848-6391 or email@example.com.