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JULY 20: WeHo 40 Community Meeting

JULY 20: WeHo 40 Community Meeting

The City of West Hollywood will hold a community meeting to gather feedback for its next citywide strategic plan, WeHo 40. The free event will feature informative exhibits, community organizations, food and live entertainment.

It will be held on Saturday, July 20, 2024 from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM in the Doheny Room at the West Hollywood Aquatic & Recreation Center, 8750 El Tovar Place, adjacent to the West Hollywood Library. Community members are encouraged to stop by at any point during the meeting to learn more about the project, provide feedback, and connect with other community members. Translation services will be available in Spanish and Russian. No advance RSVP is required.

This community meeting is the third in a series of events designed to gather community feedback to improve WeHo 40. The event will showcase draft elements of the WeHo 40 strategic plan and gather input from the West Hollywood community. The goal is to preview the plan’s draft focus areas and goals that will guide the city’s future. Participants will have the opportunity to share their experiences, ideas, and perspectives to inform the city’s strategic priorities. WeHo 40 project team members will be on hand to facilitate small group discussions, gather feedback, and answer questions. These events will be repeated throughout the event, with interested community members able to participate at any time.

During the community meeting, attendees will experience culturally diverse events and performances related to the strategic plan. The event will also feature a small business marketplace. Small businesses in West Hollywood and surrounding communities, particularly those who identify as BIPOC, LGBTQIA+, and minority-owned, are invited to participate by completing a vendor application. There is no fee to participate. Applications will be accepted and approved on a rolling basis through Friday, July 12, 2024.

The event will feature DJ Chinua, a DJ, artist and educator based in Los Angeles and New Orleans, and will provide the musical backdrop. An interactive arts event will be facilitated by Arts Bridging the Gap, a nonprofit organization that works with youth from under-resourced communities through arts programs. Conga Kids, an organization that promotes social and emotional well-being through social dance, will present a dance performance. Food will be provided by Angel City Catering.

WeHo 40 is the City of West Hollywood’s community-driven strategic planning process. The goal is to create an inclusive and equitable roadmap for the city’s future that builds on the successes of past strategic plans. Drawing on 40 years of municipal history and looking toward 2040, WeHo 40 will reflect the aspirations, insights and experiences of residents, local businesses and other community members.

The City of West Hollywood has participated in the collaborative development of strategic plans to shape policies and priorities for nearly four decades. The City developed its first strategic plan in 1990. The City launched its second strategic plan, Vision 2020, in 2003. More than 250 community members participated in the development of Vision 2020 and helped shape the City’s Mission Statement and Core Values.