May 14, 2020 at 1:25 pm PDT | by Troy Masters
Jane Fonda to swear-in Lindsey P. Horvath as new City of West Hollywood Mayor

Actress Jane Fonda during a protest in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Lou Chibbaro)

Feminist, environmental activist and Academy Award-winning actress Jane Fonda will administer the oath of office to the City of West Hollywood’s incoming Mayor, Lindsey P. Horvath.

Lindsey Horvath

Fonda will appear during a live-stream only session of the City of West Hollywood’s annual City Council Reorganization and Installation meeting on Monday, May 18, 2020 beginning at 5:30 PM.

Fonda, along with Robin Morgan and Gloria Steinem, co-founded the Women’s Media Center in 2005, an organization that seeks to amplify the voices of women in the media through advocacy, media and leadership training, and the creation of original content.

Most recently, she has been recognized for her climate change leadership on Fire Drill Fridays. She has been arrested on steps of Capitol Hill in Washington numerous times in recent years in an effort to draw attention to the cause.

Mayor Pro Tempore Heilman’s Oath of Office will be administered by West Hollywood City Clerk Yvonne Quarker. 

Openly gay country music singer/songwriter Chely Wright will perform the national anthem, and there will be video presentations from former presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg and V. (formerly known as Eve Ensler, the writer of The Vagina Monologues). 

The regularly scheduled City Council meeting will follow the installation, and a live DJ set by DJ Asha will conclude the evening. 

Community members may view the agenda and may live-stream the meeting by visiting the City’s website at www.weho.org/wehotv. The meeting will also be available on the City’s YouTube channel; and on streaming services such as AndroidTV, AppleTV, FireTV, and Roku; as well as through broadcasts on Spectrum channel 10 in West Hollywood and AT&T U-verse channel 99 throughout Southern California. Digital streaming platform viewers can easily find programming by searching for “WeHoTV” within the search functions of these services.

Members of the public wishing to provide public comment on agenda items are welcome to do so in the following two ways:
 To participate by providing an E-Comment: Members of the public who wish to comment on matters before the City Council are strongly encouraged to submit an E-Comment using the online form at
www.weho.org/councilagendas by no later than 4 p.m. on Monday, May 18, 2020.

E-Comments received by 4 p.m. will be forwarded to the City Council and posted on the City’s website as part of the official meeting record.

 To participate by phone: Members of the public are encouraged to email City of West Hollywood City Clerk Yvonne Quarker at yquarker@weho.org in advance of the City Council meeting to be added to the public speaker list for the meeting. Please include your name, the phone number from which you will be calling, and which item you would like to speak on. Then dial-in 10 minutes prior to the start of the meeting (the meeting begins at 5:30 p.m.)

The dial-in number is (669) 900-6833 and the participant passcode is 941 8875 1501 then #. It is important that all callers mute phones until called to speak. Comments from members of the public are limited to two minutes per speaker.

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