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WeHo Green Building Program Orientation Set for Jan 28

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WEST HOLLYWOOD — Did you know the City of West Hollywood has updated its Green Building Program? The City staff has been presenting the recent changes and latest updates associated with the West Hollywood Green Building Program (effective January 1).

In 2001, the City of West Hollywood proudly established “Responsibility for the Environment” as one of its core values. The adoption of the West Hollywood Green Building Program in 2007–the first-in-the-state green building code—was one of several ways the City demonstrated its commitment to the environment.

The program required new buildings and remodels to strive towards energy efficiency, improve the health of the environment and community, and help the City shape a sustainable future.

The City led the way then and we’re continuing to lead now. The West Hollywood Green Building Program was updated in 2019 to keep pace with progressive national sustainable building design standards, the State’s Green Building Standards Code (CALGreen), and ever-evolving local and regional industry trends.

With input from City staff and community stakeholders, including residents, local business owners, and local industry professionals, the West Hollywood Green Building Program includes flexible development standards, opportunities to innovate, high-achieving measures, and a clear path towards continuing the City’s tradition of leadership in climate action.

There are two opportunities to participate – the first meeting took place on Tuesday, January 14 at West Hollywood City Hall and the second meeting will take place on Tuesday, January 28, 2020 at Plummer Park.

Please RSVP today at reason@weho.org (walk-ins welcome). For more information, please contact Robyn Eason at (323) 848-6558.

For more information can be found at www.weho.org/greenbuilding.

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WeHo Invites Community Input on 2020 Hart Park Improvements

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WEST HOLLYWOOD — The City of West Hollywood invites community members to take part in shaping the future of site improvements coming to the William S. Hart Park. Community members are encouraged to share ideas about improving pedestrian and vehicular accessibility into the park as well as discuss possible upgrades to existing park amenities.

Beginning in early 2020, a variety of community outreach events will be held at various locations in West Hollywood including Hart Park, West Hollywood Park, and Plummer Park.

A landscape architect will be present at the first community pop-up which will take place on Saturday, February 1, 2020 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Hart Park, located at 8341 De Longpre Avenue.

A full list of outreach events and more information about Hart Park can be found on the City’s website at weho.org/hartpark

There will also be a series of facilitated community meetings where the City’s selected landscape architect will present renderings that represent how the park may look based on feedback and consideration of the community’s comments and ideas.

The final concepts will be presented for approval to the West Hollywood City Council at a regular scheduled meeting in mid-2020.  These pop-ups and community engagement events will provide opportunities for everyone to learn more about Hart Park, share ideas and comments to improve the park, and meet City staff and other community members who are interested in shaping the future of Hart Park.

The primary focus of the improvements is to provide access to the park for all park patrons by updating existing parking and ramps, improving the dog park surface and amenities, and enhancing security features such as lighting. 

The park currently has amenities available to the public including a fenced-in off-leash dog area, AIDS Memorial, and a water fountain.

The park is surrounded by trees and landscaping. There is also an historic house and a theater used and operated by The Actors Studio. Improvements and upgrades to the existing buildings will be performed in a separate phase of work.

The City of Los Angeles owns the property, but its grounds and structures are long-term leased and maintained by the City of West Hollywood.

For more information, please call the City of West Hollywood’s Senior Project Manager, Christina Sarkees, at (323) 848-6571, or csarkees@weho.org.

For people who are Deaf or hard of hearing, please call TTY (323) 848-6496.

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WeHo Wellness: Free Food & Nutrition Assistance Plummer Park Jan 30

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A Project Angel Food Thanksgiving

WEST HOLLYWOOD — The City of West Hollywood offers an on-going variety of free entertaining and educational community events. The Wellness program on January 30 features food and nutrition programs serving the community.

The event will include food demonstrations, nutrition information, free fresh produce, Cal Fresh enrollment assistance, aromatic sachet making, recipes and more.

Thursday, January 30, 2020 at 10 a.m. at Plummer Park, located at 7377 Santa Monica Boulevard.

For more information, please contact Corey Roskin at (323) 848-6510 or croskin@weho.org or contact Social Services at (323) 848-6510.

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Join WeHo Elementary MLK Jr. Day of Service Event – Jan 20

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WEST HOLLYWOOD — To commemorate his life and work, the 2020 City of West Hollywood Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service event will take place on Monday, January 20 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at West Hollywood Elementary School, at 970 N. Hammond Street.

Volunteers are needed to help perform various landscaping, clean-up, painting, and other beautifying tasks at the school. All tasks involve physical labor and volunteers are expected to be available to work a six-hour shift.

Volunteers must be at least 12 years of age to take part and participants will receive a commemorative t-shirt and lunch. Space is limited and advanced registration is required to volunteer.

As part of this year’s MLK, Jr. Day of Service, local volunteers will be collecting non-perishable food items for the Jewish Family Service’s SOVA Food and Community Resource Program, as well as collecting donations of new and used clothing and shoes for the Los Angeles LGBT Center’s Youth Center on Highland.

Donations will be collected curbside at West Hollywood Elementary School. In 1994, Congress designated the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day federal holiday as a National Day of Service. Each year, the City of West Hollywood participates in this call to action.

Community partners for this year’s event include Friends of West Hollywood Elementary, West Hollywood Chamber of Commerce and Anawalt Lumber.

For more information about the 2020 City of West Hollywood Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service event, or to register as a volunteer, please call (323) 848-6885 or email lfooks@weho.org.

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