West Hollywood invites community members to attend the upcoming meeting of the Ad Hoc Group on Ethics Reform. The meeting will take place on Thursday, February 24, 2022 at 5 p.m. Increase teleconference. Register and participate using the Zoom platform: https://bit.ly/ERTF022422. More information is available at www.weho.org/agendas or www.weho.org/calendar.
The agenda includes several topics for discussion, all related to political agitation. These topics are:
- Regulations on urban lobbyists and reporting requirements. A decree banning company consultants from serving as lobbyists.
- Restrictions on co-financing by cities with organizations that support candidates for city council elections
- Restrictions on developer contributions to the company
- Studying the system of public funding
- The requirement of election committees to submit campaign messages
The West Hollywood City Council established the City Ethics Reform Task Force in 2015 to develop recommendations for campaign finance, government ethics, and lobbying. The task force seeks to hear from community members these and other topics to express opinions, experiences and suggestions. For those who are unable to attend the Task Force meeting, written comments can be sent by email by 3pm on Thursday, February 24, 2022. email@example.com. All written materials to the task force will be open.
The list of the task force includes three members of the public:
- Joseph Gudarrama (top left), government ethics lawyer for Kaufman Law Group and former planning commissioner
- Max Kanin (top center), a lawyer specializing in suffrage, campaign finance law, and government ethics
- Elizabeth Ralston (top right), former president of the Los Angeles Women’s Voters League
The City of West Hollywood has an unwavering commitment to actively responding to the unique needs of its diverse community, creatively finding solutions to manage the urban environment, and striving to preserve and enhance the well-being of society. The city is committed to quality in all actions in setting the highest goals and standards. The two main values of the city:Respect and support of the peopleandCompassion for the public.The city recognizes and honors the diversity of its community by treating all people with respect for their personal dignity and providing a wide range of specialized services. The city promotes mutual respect, courtesy and care in all interactions. The city takes responsibility for members of its community and strives for active public participation. The city promotes a social process through which it can respond to the needs of the community by balancing competing interests and diverse opinions.
More information about the city’s ethics reform working group can be found on the city’s website at:www.weho.org/city-hall/boards-commissions/committees-and-task-forces/ethics-reform-task-force.
For more information on the West Hollywood City Ethics Reform Task Force, please call the city clerk’s office at (323) 848-6356. For deaf or hard of hearing people, please call TTY (323) 848-6496.