WeHo City Manager Paul Arevalo  Speaks Up on Issues with the Council Deputy System

WeHo City Manager Paul Arevalo Speaks Up on Issues with the Council Deputy System

The current system limits his authority Arevalo said at a Council meeting in which John Duran was publicly castigated for having had sex...

Tue, Apr 07, 2015 with 10 Comments
John Duran’s Sexual Encounter with His Deputy Surfaces at WeHo City Council Meeting

John Duran’s Sexual Encounter with His Deputy Surfaces at WeHo City Council Meeting

The controversy surrounding City Councilmember John Duran’s sexual encounter with his City Hall deputy came into play at the...

Mon, Mar 16, 2015 with 19 Comments
Controversial City Council Deputy Ian Owens Will Be Back on the Job

Controversial City Council Deputy Ian Owens Will Be Back on the Job

It's not clear what role Owens will play on his return to City Hall, given his accusation that Councilmember John Duran, solicited him for...

Mon, Mar 09, 2015 with 8 Comments
WeHo’s ‘Deputygate’ Goes National with Story in NY Daily News

WeHo’s ‘Deputygate’ Goes National with Story in NY Daily News

The West Hollywood City Council frequently takes stands on major issues in the hope that they will gain the city a national reputation. Now...

Tue, Mar 03, 2015 with 26 Comments
Opinion: On ‘Deputygate,’ the WeHo City Council Kicks the Can Down the Road

Opinion: On ‘Deputygate,’ the WeHo City Council Kicks the Can Down the Road

As cynics had predicted, Council members delayed consideration of ways to fix the dysfunctional and expensive system until the pressure of...

Mon, Mar 02, 2015 with 18 Comments
Analysis:  Behind the Scenes  —  John Duran and the WeHo City Council Election

Analysis: Behind the Scenes — John Duran and the WeHo City Council Election

A now fraught relationship with John D'Amico, an attack on Lauren Meister, key differences with Joe Guardarrama and a dislike for Larry...

Fri, Feb 27, 2015 with 31 Comments
“Friends Of” Committee Is Not So Friendly to Mayor John D’Amico

“Friends Of” Committee Is Not So Friendly to Mayor John D’Amico

An examination by WEHOville of actual spending by real estate development interests in the West Hollywood City Council election shows...

Fri, Feb 27, 2015 with 12 Comments
Opinion:  John Duran –  Where There Is Smoke …

Opinion: John Duran – Where There Is Smoke …

We have the right to expect our elected representatives to conduct themselves as responsible professionals focused on serving the people....

Sun, Feb 22, 2015 with 9 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
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
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