City to Hold ‘Community Conversation’ About WeHo’s Housing Needs

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The city will hold a “community conversation” about the city’s housing needs on Saturday, April 6.

Residents can give their input as the city’s “Housing Element,” a section of the General Plan that ensures cities adequately plan to meet the existing and projected housing needs of all economic segments of the community, is updated. The Housing Element serves as a policy guide for the city, and states the availability, affordability and adequacy of housing in West Hollywood.

The conversation will run from 8 a.m. until noon at the West Hollywood Park Auditorium. 

Cities and counties are required by law to update their housing elements every eight years. In this instance, the city will update the Housing Element for October 2013 through October 2021.

The event will include a presentation of data relating to local demographics, household and housing characteristics, housing trends and constraints and opportunities for the improvement and development of housing in the city. Attendees will also discuss the city’s housing goals and polices.

Public input will be delivered to the City Council and Planning Commission for a “Joint Study Session” on Monday, May 20, 2013.

RSVP to Laura Schoonover, lschoonover@weho.org or call (323) 848-6323. For those not able to attend, written comments can be sent to Roderick Burnley at rburnley@weho.org.


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Larry Block
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Larry Block

We need to make sure that seniors and people of special needs are not forced out of the city. Somehow, someway, the magical City of West Hollywood needs to be a role model taking care of its own aging population. The overall population of the City of West Hollywood was approx 28,500 persons in 1960.. and now we stand at almost 35,000 people down from a high population of 38,000 people. While dense, it has barely changed in 50 years.. sounds crazy but thats the stats. All our growth is in businesses that line our streets. There has been little… Read more »

Riley
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Riley

What IS the City’s goal or vision for the maximum density? With all the 1,000s of units going in, do they have a specific number in mind? A finite number of citizens that the 1.89 sq. miles can accommodate? Or is it just going to be build, build, build until we burst at the seams? What can WeHo’s infrastructure handle? What should the population be? How much more can we take?