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6 WeHo Policy Matters — From Red Light Cameras to Babysitting

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They've banned the sale of most cats and dogs, doing some business with Arizona, mobile billboards and taken official stances for and against many topics, such as whaling. West Hollywood, or Follywood as the LA Weekly would say, is a unique city no matter how you put it, yet one that goes under the radar often when it comes to politics. Here's a sampling of what the City Council will be considering tonight.

  • Red light photo enforcement at intersections will continue for another five years if a contract with the company currently operating them is approved.
  • An annoyance to many neighborhood watch groups, an ordinance to prohibit people from scavenging in all solid waste receptacles could be created. In Los Angeles, it is only illegal to scavenge through recycling bins.
  • A babysitter certification program could be set in the works, which would eventually "educate and train West Hollywood teenagers in the proper care and supervision of young children and allow them to achieve certified babysitter status."
  • The owners of Guys and Dolls, the club on Beverly Boulevard, may appeal "the Business License Commission’s decision to suspend for two weeks and place on probation for six months" their public eating with alcohol and entertainment business licenses.
  • A resolution to support the Global Sexual and Reproductive Health Act of 2010 will be considered.
  • As Plummer Park goes under construction, the use of Poinsettia Park within L.A. city limits will be considered.