5:00 p.m. TUESDAY: WeHo Chamber Candidates Forum live on Zoom
In anticipation of the upcoming November election, the West Hollywood Chamber of Commerce (WHCC) is sponsoring a Candidates’ Forum for West Hollywood City Council candidates, co-sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Greater Los Angeles (the League) and moderated by NBC4 anchor and reporter Robert Kovacik.
The forum will take place on Tuesday, August 23 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. virtually on a webinar platform hosted by the League.
Candidate forums affiliated with independent, nonpartisan groups such as the League of Women Voters of Greater Los Angeles ensure that all candidates for city council are treated fairly and impartially. It is important that the people who formulate or review the questions as well as the moderator are independent and impartial. In the spirit of an impartial forum, and to collectively express our concerns, the Chamber has created an unprecedented partnership with residents’ associations and neighborhood watch groups called WeHo for the people.
West Hollywood neighborhood groups such as the West Hollywood West Residents Association, WeHo East, Norma Triangle, Ogden/Orange Grove Owls, West Hollywood North Neighborhood Association, Weho Plummer Park, N. Harper & Sweetzer Neighborhood Watch, and the WeHo Heights Neighborhood Association have joined forces to formulate questions and/or topics for candidates important to the West Hollywood community ensuring that the concerns of residents and businesses across the city are addressed.
The twelve (12) candidates for the municipal council were invited to participate. Each applicant will receive a series of questions in the following categories: Public Safety and Homelessness, Economic Climate and Community Vitality, Land Use and Development, Governance and Ethics, and Transportation. All questions will be rotated in random order for fairness, and contestants will have time for closing statements. After the initial Q&A period, there is a public question period where attendees can ask specific questions in the webinar chat function.
To register for the Forum, click on this link: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Uqwk3OMXRY-Y6RdZXgtuvQ.
ABOUT THE WHCC
The West Hollywood Chamber of Commerce is a 501c6 nonprofit organization that supports and promotes a community environment where commerce can thrive. The Chamber fosters prosperity and champions local business by providing resources and leadership to advance business through economic development, championing the position of the business community and improving the quality of community life and promoting the uniqueness of West Hollywood.
ABOUT THE GREATER LOS ANGELES ELECTION WOMEN’S LEAGUE
The League of Women Voters, a nonpartisan political organization, encourages informed and active participation in government, works to improve understanding of key public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy.