Psychedelic mushrooms, Standard Hotel, BxB budget | TONIGHT’S CITY COUNCIL MEETING

Highlights from City Council’s latest agenda.

Takeout Alcohol

Council will decide whether to make the COVID-era rules that allowed bars and restaurants to sell alcohol for “off-site consumption” permanent.

AGENDA ITEM:2.E
WILL IT PASS?

Standard Hotel

The Historic Preservation Commission recommended the former Standard hotel on Sunset Blvd. be designated a local cultural resource.

AGENDA ITEM: 2.G
WILL IT PASS? ✅

Women’s Equality Day

Plans include a “Women’s Equality Day Activation” on Aug. 27.

AGENDA ITEM: 2.H
BUDGET: $5,000
WILL IT PASS? ✅

Cryptocurrency Scams

WeHo thinks the public needs to be educated on financial and “romance” scams.

AGENDA ITEM: 2.I
WILL IT PASS? ✅

Transvagina Diaries

Hollywood NOW is staging the TransVagina Diaries in November. WeHo might sponsor.

AGENDA ITEM: 2.J
COST: $10,000
WILL IT PASS? ✅

Anti-Semitism Summit

The Jewish community and city leaders will meet to address anti-Semitic graffiti and flyers.

AGENDA ITEM 2.K
WILL IT PASS? ✅

Park Debt

The final (?) cost of West Hollywood Park continues to balloon from its original budget of $73,888,000. Council will decide whether to authorize $6,305,767 more to close out the project.

AGENDA ITEM: 4.B
WILL IT PASS? ✅

Block by Block Contract

After voting to defund the sheriff, City Council looks ready to invest in its squad of unarmed security guards and handing them much greater responsibilities in WeHo public safety. This will pay for 30 additional guards, foot patrols, kiosks and guard posts and two electric bikes.

COST: $1,954,367
AGENDA ITEM: 4.D
WILL IT PASS? ✅

Decriminalizing Mushrooms

Possessing rooms in WeHo might be declared a low priority crime for the police.

AGENDA ITEM: 4.E.
WILL IT PASS? ✅

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