From a city of West Hollywood press release:
Councilmember John D’Amico has been chosen as the next mayor of the city of West Hollywood by a unanimous vote of the City Council.
This action elevating D’Amico to Mayor-elect marks the first time in nearly 13 years that West Hollywood will have a newly elected council member serving as a first-term mayor.
“With new leadership comes new ideas and new directions.” Mayor-Elect D’Amico said. “While serving as mayor, I plan to focus on the city’s future, create an opening for discussions about innovation and new technologies, help integrate the new growth on the Eastside and further the dialogue about how West Hollywood can participate in end of AIDS as we know it.”
Councilmember John D’Amico was first elected in March of 2011, placing first in a field of ten candidates. D’Amico is the first challenger in West Hollywood history to beat all sitting incumbents to earn a seat on the City Council.
D’Amico’s elevation to Mayor comes as the Ccty of West Hollywood prepares to celebrate its 30th anniversary in November 2014.
“Building on our successes of the past 30 years,” D’Amico stated, “we can all celebrate and challenge ourselves every day to invent WEHO as a place that we all want to live in together.”
In his three-year tenure on the West Hollywood City Council, Mayor-elect D’Amico has initiated discussions on resident’s most pressing issues including: traffic congestion, historic preservation, affordable housing, Citywide communication strategies, election reform, arts and culture, and emerging technologies.
The mayoral installation will take place during the regularly scheduled City Council meeting on Monday, April 21st at 6 p.m. on the Vista Lawn in Plummer Park at 7377 Santa Monica Blvd.
This occasion marks the first time that a City Council meeting will be held outside in the park itself. The meeting and reception following are open to the public. On-site parking is limited, so guests are encouraged to walk, bike, or take public transit to the meeting. Parking instructions and further information can be found on the city website at www.weho.org.
For more information, please contact Michelle Rex, Deputy to Mayor-elect John D’Amico at firstname.lastname@example.org.