The City Council on Monday approved an arrangement to give West Hollywood voters a choice between competing initiatives on the November ballot aimed at deciding whether a long-planned civic center is built in West Hollywood Park.
As part of the plan, the ballot will contain an initiative, sponsored by the Save Our Parks Alliance, prohibiting construction of the civic center in the park. Competing will be an initiative sponsored by Mayor Abbe Land and Councilman John Heilman that would allow the center to be built in the park while ensuring that park space is not reduced.
Approval of the plan was expected, since a majority of council members have said publicly for several weeks that they favor the arrangement.
The vote to place the initiative sponsored by the alliance on the ballot was 4 to 1, with Heilman casting the dissenting vote. The vote to include the measure sponsored by Land and Heilman on the ballot was also approved 4 to 1, with Councilman Steve Schulte opposed.