Mayor John D’Amico to Attend the U.S. Conference of Mayors in Honolulu

West Hollywood Mayor John D’Amico will be attending the four-day 87th annual meeting of the United States Conference of Mayors in Honolulu, which begins today.

D’Amico is one of 12 mayors from Los Angeles County cities who are registered for the conference, which will take place at the Hilton Hawaiian Village with the theme “Infrastructure. Innovation. Inclusion.”

The mayors will consider and adopt policy resolutions on a range of issues, including anti-abortion legislation, the United States-Mexico-Canada free trade agreement, vaping and border security. The resolutions guide the advocacy agenda for the conference, the official non-partisan organization of the nation’s 1,408 cities with populations of 30,000 or more.

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti is set to make remarks at the Mayors Climate Protection Awards presentation and will be among the three moderators for a panel discussion titled “Immigration: Responding to Current Challenges,” and make a best practice presentation during a session titled, “Homelessness and Housing: Government, Philanthropy, and the Private Sector.” Garcetti also will moderate a “best practice forum” on “Preparing Cities for New Infrastructure Innovations and Sustainability.” Garcetti is the chair of the conference’s Latino Alliance and its Infrastructure Task Force.

Also today, Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia will be part of the Mayors Panel on Opportunity Zone Development during a session titled “How to Make Opportunity Zones Work for Your City”; Torrance Mayor Patrick Furey will speak on “Complying with MS4 Permits to Control Stormwater” at the Mayors Water Council; and Seleta Reynolds, the general manager of the Los Angeles Department of Transportation, will make remarks on “Building a Responsive Government with Mobility Data Specification” at a best practice forum on “Cities as a Platform: Building for Citizens in 2019 and Beyond.”

Beverly Hills Mayor John Mirisch will speak Saturday on his city becoming the first in the nation to ban the sale of tobacco products.

Furey will make a best practices presentation Sunday on teaching youth about local government at a session on “Empowering America’s Youth Through Civic Involvement” that will also include remarks by David Hogg, a survivor of the 2018 mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., and a co-founder of March For Our Lives, the youth-led gun control organization.

Other speakers at the meeting include Hawaii Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, a candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination, and Karen Pence, wife of Vice President Mike Pence.

D’Amico also represented the City of West Hollywood this month at the International Conference on Climate Actionin Heidelberg, Germany, and at the Venice Biennale, a biannual art exhibit in Venice, Italy.


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enemyofthestate
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enemyofthestate

D’Amico needs to stay at home and address local, quality-of-life issues in West Hollywood.

Why can’t I walk on Larrabee Street without stepping in the irresponsibility of dog owners?

Michael Grace
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The irony of Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti making remarks at the Mayors Climate Protection Awards Is mind boggling. Especially when Los Angeles has the worst air in the United States.

As for John D’Amico, grinning and bowing next to John Duran on Stormy Daniels Day proved he should be the Mayor of Cucamonga.

Another waste of taxpayer money with a lot of mayors aka political hacks hanging out together and awarding themselves.

Roll Up Your Sleeves & Be Accountable
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Roll Up Your Sleeves & Be Accountable

Perhaps our self possessed Mayor D’Amico will return with some enlightened ideas about how to actually keep our city safe and clean. These are basics and elementary to anyone’s sensibilities. Along with Mayor Garcetti these simple concepts seem to be wrapped in endless, arms length deliberations about affordable housing, invented bureaucratic controversy and theories about how police and sheriffs are handicapped doing their jobs. Folks are elected to actually roll up their sleeves and do their jobs, answer to accountable metrics or find another line of work. Soap & water and a broom, the cheapest tools around. Officials are not… Read more »

mike m
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mike m

No comment on Garcetti. Yawns. He did should a great job with the Homeless . Another 3 years of him.

Alan Strasburg
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Alan Strasburg

I think these boondoggles are for executive mayors, not titular mayors.

Ham
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Ham

West Hollywood is barely a city. Perhaps the mayor of LA goes and represents the city?

Eric Jon Schmidt
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Way too much travel by the Council Members. They need to stay home more to address West Hollywood issues. It seems that being a Council Member is a sweet gig to cop free trips and parties. I have an idea, take a walking trip around West Hollywood. Ask the Residents what they need. Spend your time doing things that actually affect the quality of life of the Residents. The needs of the Residents should come first. Trips and parties should come second and on your dime, not ours.

Jonathan Simmons
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Jonathan Simmons

100% AGREE WITH YOU

08mellie
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08mellie

I second that sentiment.

Michael
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Michael

Absolutely! How hard is to get a left turn arrow on SMB going east from CH? Or penalize buildings that let their trees and hedges grow into the path of the sidewalk? Or on Fairfax by the bus stop, there is a tree that will smack one in the face in they don’t duck. No one seems to stop for pedestrians at the crosswalk on CH or Norton, there is no enforcement. Why do the security ambassadors not work on Sunday or Monday nights? Sunday night is still part of the weekend and being a regular walker, I feel definitely… Read more »

aloha
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aloha

Can they keep him?