WEST HOLLYWOOD- On Monday, July 15, the West Hollywood City Council’s Regular Council meeting agenda contained a proposal to address the gender imbalance on the Advisory Boards and Commission. 

According to the proposal,  it is aimed to take steps to address the gender imbalance on the City Commissions and Advisory Board to improve the imbalance. City Councilmember John Heilman is suggesting his fellow members begin trying to recruit more women to join local government. 

The proposal provides three recommendations which include 1) Direct the City Clerk Division to work with the Communications Department to expand outreach efforts designed to attract more female applicants to the City’s Commissions and Advisory Boards; 2) Direct the City Clerk to prepare an annual report for the City Council which provides information on the gender imbalance of the City’s Commission and Advisory Board appointments; and 3) Direct the City Clerk to consult with the Women’s Advisory Board and consider other options for the Council to increase representation of women on the City’s Advisory Boards and Commissions.

Anyone interested in becoming a member of the Advisory Board or Commission can go to the following site to fill out an application: https://www.weho.org/city-government/boards-commissions/current-vacancies