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Former Council Deputy Ian Owens to Get $500k in Settlement of Suit Against the City

Former Council Deputy Ian Owens to Get $500k in Settlement of Suit Against the City

The City of West Hollywood and Councilmember John Duran explicitly deny Owens' allegations in his lawsuit, the settlement of which will be...

Mon, Feb 22, 2016 with 27 Comments
City Hall Proposes to Draw the Line on Negotiations with City Council Deputies

City Hall Proposes to Draw the Line on Negotiations with City Council Deputies

The City Council will be asked Monday to make a final offer to the deputies' union and move forward with its plan to eliminate the...

Wed, Dec 02, 2015 with 14 Comments
As Negotiations Continue, Former City Council Deputies Prosper

As Negotiations Continue, Former City Council Deputies Prosper

The four former deputies have received salaries and benefits ranging from $52,226 to $37,322 through the Oct. 16 pay period.

Thu, Nov 05, 2015 with 15 Comments
Fran Solomon’s Claim for Damages Is the Latest by a Council Deputy

Fran Solomon’s Claim for Damages Is the Latest by a Council Deputy

Fran Solomon, the 22-year deputy to West Hollywood City Councilmember John Heilman, has filed a claim against the city alleging that she...

Tue, Oct 20, 2015 with 25 Comments
Mayor Horvath Pushes Through Plan to Replace WeHo’s Controversial Council Deputy System

Mayor Horvath Pushes Through Plan to Replace WeHo’s Controversial Council Deputy System

In a surprising turn, Councilmember John D'Amico joined Councilmembers John Duran and John Heilman in supporting Mayor Horvath's proposal,...

Tue, Jun 16, 2015 with 30 Comments
Ian Owens Alleges His Boss, WeHo City Councilmember John Duran, Made Unwanted Sexual Advances

Ian Owens Alleges His Boss, WeHo City Councilmember John Duran, Made Unwanted Sexual Advances

The Council deputy says Duran refused to act on Owens' allegations of improper behavior by fellow deputy Fran Solomon because he wouldn't...

Tue, Feb 17, 2015 with 62 Comments
Sheriff’s Station Has Begun Inquiry into WeHo Council Deputy Scandal

Sheriff’s Station Has Begun Inquiry into WeHo Council Deputy Scandal

Former Councilmember Jeffrey Prang calls for reform, saying the problem is a lack of supervision.

Thu, Feb 12, 2015 with 16 Comments
Fran Solomon’s Request for Investigation Shines a Light on WeHo’s Fractious Council Deputy System

Fran Solomon’s Request for Investigation Shines a Light on WeHo’s Fractious Council Deputy System

High salaries, little supervision and interpersonal conflicts characterize a system that is unusual in Los Angeles County.

Fri, Feb 06, 2015 with 48 Comments
WeHo City Council Deputy Ian Owens is Suspended While Conduct is Investigated

WeHo City Council Deputy Ian Owens is Suspended While Conduct is Investigated

The recent drama among West Hollywood City Council member deputies has led to one of them being placed on administrative leave. Ian Owens,...

Mon, Feb 02, 2015 with 29 Comments
Opinion: Discipline Is Needed in WeHo City Hall’s 3rd Floor High School

Opinion: Discipline Is Needed in WeHo City Hall’s 3rd Floor High School

West Hollywood City Council candidates need to focus on real issues and not get tangled in the "Mean Girls" culture of City Council...

Sat, Jan 24, 2015 with 35 Comments
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