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July 9, 1991
A petition drive by activists to recall West Hollywood Mayor John Heilman did not qualify for the ballot, city officials said Monday. Members of the Committee to Recall John Heilman needed the signatures of 4,202 registered voters to qualify for a recall referendum for the ballot. Although the group submitted 4,428 petitions, only 3,572 were found to be valid, Deputy City Clerk Vivian Vukojevich said. Recall proponents were not immediately available for comment.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 10, 2011 | By Kate Linthicum, Los Angeles Times
Many people in West Hollywood saw the recent battle for three open City Council seats as a cultural clash over the spirit of the city. Seven challengers, all gay men, accused the incumbents of pushing mega-developments and gentrification and straying from the city's roots as the nation's leading bastion of gay rights and gay representation. On Wednesday, about 800 provisional ballots remained to be counted in Tuesday's election and West Hollywood City Clerk Tom West said the official results would be announced Monday.
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BUSINESS
February 10, 1991
I was appalled to read about the efforts to recall West Hollywood Mayor John Heilman (Times, Feb. 3). When I lived in West Hollywood, I served on the city's Affordable Housing Task Force as an appointee of John Heilman, and later served on the Rent Stabilization Commission. In all my experiences with the West Hollywood City Government during that time, I found Heilman to be the most devoted, honest and sincere member of the City Council. His efforts to involve all citizens in government have been remarkable.
NEWS
April 14, 1994 | KEN ELLINGWOOD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
West Hollywood voters stayed with familiar faces in Tuesday's City Council election but broke up a majority closely tied to the renters' rights group that has been the local kingmaker. Steve Martin, a lawyer and gay activist who narrowly lost a council bid in 1990, collected the most votes in the race, for four-year terms in three available seats. Also winning were incumbents John Heilman and Sal Guarriello. The campaign--though crowded with 11 candidates--failed to create much excitement.
NEWS
April 10, 1986
West Hollywood City Council incumbents Helen Albert, John Heilman and Stephen Schulte will be sworn in for four-year terms Tuesday in a 7 p.m. ceremony in West Hollywood Park. The event will also include an official canvassing of the final vote tallies. As of Wednesday, fewer than 100 votes were still in dispute, according to city spokeswoman Helen Goss. The inauguration will be in the park auditorium on San Vicente Boulevard, near Melrose Avenue.
REAL ESTATE
December 22, 1985
Just a word of thanks for Sam Hall Kaplan's kind and perceptive column ("More Whales to make PDC Friendlier," Nov. 4), wherein he discussed "West Hollywood's uncommon sensitivity to planning issues." The City Council and I understand the importance of planning issues to the quality of life of our residents. Whether on issues of street widening, culs-de-sac, open spaces, affordable housing or urban density, we are committed to building a city that works. We intend to create an "urban village" that meets the myriad human needs of our residents, rather than bowing to the sometimes conflicting concerns of outside interests.
REAL ESTATE
September 20, 1987
As a compact urban city, West Hollywood values its existing parks. However, concern was raised in a recent letter to the editor regarding locating its civic center in a park. The site, West Hollywood Park, currently contains a number of structures, including an auditorium, library, public health center and parking lots. The open space in the park is limited, and we feel that a civic center can be built without sacrificing the parkland. In fact, the criteria for the civic center design emphasizes our commitment to retaining the existing amount of open space and improving upon its present configuration.
NEWS
May 10, 1990 | JOHN L. MITCHELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
West Hollywood City Councilman John Heilman has filed a complaint with the state Fair Political Practices Commission against newly elected City Councilman Sal Guarriello and his campaign manager, accusing them of violating state campaign laws. In a complaint filed last month, Heilman accused Dennis Orfirer, who ran Guarriello's campaign, of using the city's employees union to run a separate campaign to unseat Heilman.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 15, 1987
Deukmejian's veto of the AIDS prevention program for junior and senior high school students demonstrates his appalling insensitivity to the issue of AIDS and to education in general. His failure to approve the Hart Bill is a clear example of his unwillingness to confront the AIDS crisis. Until a cure is found for AIDS, the best method of prevention is through education. It is critical that junior and senior high school students be informed of the facts to protect them from becoming victims of AIDS through ignorance.
NEWS
February 7, 1985
A series of public hearings on developing a permanent rent control law in West Hollywood will be conducted this month by the City Council's Committee on Housing and Human Services. The three hearings will convene in Plummer Park's Hall A at 7377 Santa Monica Blvd. The Feb. 10 meeting, on vacancy decontrol and maintenance and capital improvements, is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Feb. 18 meeting, which will cover a rent control board and rate of return, is set for 7 to 10 p.m. And the Feb.
NEWS
July 18, 1991 | DUKE HELFAND, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
West Hollywood City Councilwoman Abbe Land successfully pushed for the removal Monday of a rent stabilization commissioner, touching off an angry reaction from residents who said the move was politically motivated. The council voted 4 to 1 to uphold Land's request to remove Commissioner Rachelle Sommers Smith, whom Land appointed in June, 1990. Councilman Sal Guarriello voted against the removal.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 9, 1991
A petition drive by activists to recall West Hollywood Mayor John Heilman did not qualify for the ballot, city officials said Monday. Members of the Committee to Recall John Heilman needed the signatures of 4,202 registered voters to qualify for a recall referendum for the ballot. Although the group submitted 4,428 petitions, only 3,572 were found to be valid, Deputy City Clerk Vivian Vukojevich said. Recall proponents were not immediately available for comment.
NEWS
June 6, 1991 | DUKE HELFAND, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Members of a campaign to recall West Hollywood Mayor John Heilman say they are confident that they have collected the 4,200 signatures needed to qualify their petition for a special recall election this fall. The Recall John Heilman Movement today will turn over to the city the signatures of what members hope will be the required 20% of the city's registered voters.
NEWS
May 26, 1991
A May 5 article concerning the routing of Metro Rail quoted me, but the quote did not reflect the extent of my concerns regarding the routing of Metro Rail. The city of West Hollywood is home to two of the most heavily traveled and congested streets in Southern California: Santa Monica Boulevard and Sunset Boulevard. In addition, we have large numbers of seniors and recent immigrants who are heavily dependent on public transit. Despite this, the proposed route for Metro Rail makes no provisions to serve our residents.
BUSINESS
February 10, 1991
Let's all watch John Heilman tap-dance to different reasons why he thinks a recall has been initiated. After he's insulted our sophistication by calling it an anti-gay effort, what will he come up with next? Our city is being destroyed and run into the ground, and we need to take it back now. Heilman can't defend his voting record. Enough said. KEN SAVAGE West Hollywood
NEWS
August 5, 1990
At the July 30 West Hollywood City Council meeting, $44,439 was appropriated to provide condoms, lubricants and sex education to street prostitutes. To some, this may seem a noble effort and worthwhile expenditure; in reality, it is wasted money, and the encouragement and perpetuation of crime, which we are trying to eliminate from our city. Residents have long pleaded with the City Council for foot patrols to stop the ever-spreading western movement of prostitution and hustling along Santa Monica Boulevard and met with stony silence of excuses of no budgeted funds from John Heilman and his cohorts on the council.
NEWS
April 14, 1994 | KEN ELLINGWOOD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
West Hollywood voters stayed with familiar faces in Tuesday's City Council election but broke up a majority closely tied to the renters' rights group that has been the local kingmaker. Steve Martin, a lawyer and gay activist who narrowly lost a council bid in 1990, collected the most votes in the race, for four-year terms in three available seats. Also winning were incumbents John Heilman and Sal Guarriello. The campaign--though crowded with 11 candidates--failed to create much excitement.
NEWS
May 10, 1990 | JOHN L. MITCHELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
West Hollywood City Councilman John Heilman has filed a complaint with the state Fair Political Practices Commission against newly elected City Councilman Sal Guarriello and his campaign manager, accusing them of violating state campaign laws. In a complaint filed last month, Heilman accused Dennis Orfirer, who ran Guarriello's campaign, of using the city's employees union to run a separate campaign to unseat Heilman.
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