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WeHo Invites Community Input With New ‘Vision 2050’ Survey

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WEST HOLLYWOOD — The City of West Hollywood is inviting community members to participate in its ‘West Hollywood Vision 2050’ survey.

Vision 2050 is the City of West Hollywood’s planning process for its forthcoming 30-year strategic plan, which will be developed by community members and City staff.

The survey takes approximately five minutes to complete and is available at www.weho.org/vision2050; it will be posted until December 6, 2019.

Strategic planning is a collaborative process that empowers a community to address issues, examine trends, assess capabilities, re-examine purpose, and define a new direction.

In order to adhere to as many voices as possible, the Vision 2050 process will include public outreach and engagement efforts, including data fellows interacting with West Hollywood stakeholders and a variety of community visioning workshops for residents, businesses, community members, social service providers, and more.

The process by which Vision 2050 will take form includes three unique components:

  1. Fact-Finding to examine existing conditions and what these conditions suggest about strengths, opportunities, weaknesses, and threats that the Vision 2050 plan must address;
  2. Idea Generation to establish goals that are in present-day conditions but driven by long-term priorities; and
  3. Consensus Building to prioritize themes and identify a set of strategies, and actions in order to achieve the desired outcomes.

The objective of the West Hollywood Vision 2050 strategic plan is to take stock of the City’s current position and, building upon the successes of the City’s past strategic plans, plan effectively for the future. The West Hollywood Vision 2050 planning process will be facilitated by HR&A Advisors and Here LA.

For more than 30 years, the City of West Hollywood has been engaging in the collaborative development of strategic plans in order to shape forward-thinking policies and priorities. The City developed its first strategic plan in 1990.

In 2003, the City launched its second strategic plan: Vision 2020. The development of Vision 2020 included the participation of more than 250 community members and helped shape the City’s Mission Statement, Core Values, and Goals and Objectives.

For additional information about the West Hollywood 2050 strategic plan, please visit here or contact Janet Jimenez, Assistant to the City Manager, City of West Hollywood, at (323) 848-6460 or at jjimenez@weho.org.

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

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Aid for Renters, Seniors, and Community During Emergency

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WEST HOLLYWOOD — The City of West Hollywood has updated its website with information and links to resources for a range of programs to assist residents and businesses, and they say they are implementing additional programs to respond to the coronavirus (COVID-19) emergency.

For the latest City of West Hollywood information, visit weho.org/coronavirus .

The City’s website features information about rental assistance and eviction protections for renters facing economic hardship due to coronavirus; links to resources for workers and businesses; and information for seniors to connect to services from community organizations and find out about basics such as current neighborhood grocery store hours.

There are also details about the Safer at Home LA County Order, which urges all community members to stay at home to reduce transmission of coronavirus. 

As a reminder, West Hollywood City Hall is currently closed to the public and is suspending all in-person transactions. All public City buildings 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 encourages community members to continue to follow @wehocity on Twitter and Facebook and Instagram and turn on notifications for up-to-date information.

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LA County Workers Cut Down Beach Volleyball Nets Due to Coronavirus

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LOS ANGELES (TMZ) — The coronavirus pandemic is giving new meaning to the March tradition of cutting down nets … beaches across Los Angeles County are making sure no one plays volleyball.

L.A. County workers are busy cutting down volleyball nets across the Santa Monica, this only hours after California Governor Gavin Newsom ordered residents to stay home to help slow down the spread of the novel virus.

The decision to take volleyball off the table makes sense when you think about it … everyone in a volleyball match touches the ball, and they’re usually sweating and perspiring, which is not a good combination when it comes to COVID-19.

Despite the “Safer at Home” order for California residents, people can still go outside to walk and get exercise … officials urged folks not to congregate at the beach, and now there’s no way to get a volleyball game going.

We’re used to seeing basketball players cut down the nets during March Madness … but that’s just another annual tradition suspended due to the pandemic.

Tune in to TMZ on TV weekdays Monday through Friday (check syndicated/local listings)


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WeHo JFS Service Changes For Seniors and Others Due to Virus

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WEST HOLLYWOOD — The City of West Hollywood is taking every precaution to prioritize community health and well being to respond to coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

The City is getting the word out about updates regarding services for seniors at the West Hollywood Comprehensive Services Center at Plummer Park and services available from Jewish Family Service of Los Angeles (JFS)

  • JFS has immediately cancelled all activities at the West Hollywood Comprehensive Services Center at Plummer Park until April 10, 2020 as a precaution to safeguard health and safety and JFS will make assessments as the situation evolves;
  • The JFS meal site will provide a frozen meal for each client coming to its meal sites on Monday, March 16, 2020 and Tuesday, March 17, 2020 and the organization anticipates providing additional meals for clients in order to minimize client contact and support recommendations for social distancing;
  • Additionally, SOVA, the JFS food pantry, located on Pico and Robertson Boulevards, continues to remain open for community members.

The JFS West Hollywood Comprehensive Service Center remains a vital resource for seniors and people with disabilities and it will continue to be operational at this time. Operated by Jewish Family Service of Los Angeles (JFS), funded in large part by the City of West Hollywood, and located in the community center at Plummer Park, the Center is a one-stop source of support and assistance.

In response to concerns about coronavirus, JFS requests that community members contact the Center by phone instead of in person. Currently, case managers are reaching out to connect with clients and assess needs. For more information, please call (323) 851-8202.

For additional information about social services in the City of West Hollywood, please call (323) 848-6510.

The City of West Hollywood will post updates on its website at weho.org/coronavirus. The City is updating its calendar and information will be available at weho.org/calendar.

For updates from the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health about Coronavirus, please visit publichealth.lacounty.gov/media/Coronavirus.

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