May 6, 2020 at 3:03 pm PDT | by Staff reports
West Hollywood considers event cancellation through 2020

Throngs assembled at the end of 2017 LA Pride March and #ResistMarch. (Photo by #ResistMarch)

“At its regular meeting on Monday, May 4, 2020, the City Council of the City of West Hollywood, as part of a discussion about the City’s FY2020-21 budget, provided direction to the West Hollywood City Manager to examine options for the City of West Hollywood to cancel or postpone all events through December 31, 2020 and to bring those options back to the full City Council for review.

No specific determination has been made at this time.

Events under consideration for cancellation or additional postponement include large-scale events such as LA Pride in West Hollywood and the City of West Hollywood’s annual Halloween Carnaval.

The City of West Hollywood’s number-one priority is public safety. The City is taking regular extensive steps to support the community during this unprecedented time and the City is looking at the feasibility of events concurrent with developing direction from public health officials.

West Hollywood is also mindful of planning for budget impacts resulting from the economic impacts of the coronavirus crisis.

As Los Angeles County Safer At Home and State of California stay-at-home directives evolve into new phases, the City of West Hollywood will determine next steps for responsible action that ensures physical distancing to reduce disease transmission and regards the highest levels of health and safety precautions for community members, including residents, businesses, and visitors.

The City of West Hollywood’s City Manager is anticipated to bring forth a recommendation, following careful staff analysis, regarding event closures through the end of the 2020 calendar year as an item on the agenda of a West Hollywood City Council meeting in June 2020. Updates and details will be provided at www.weho.org/coronavirus.”

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