Sam Borelli has sought to invigorate his campaign and city politics with youthful energy.
On Thursday the West Hollywood City Council candidate spotlighted his stance on making Weho an attractive place for young people to live, and one young voter explained why he supports the Public Safety commissioner's first run for council.
"It's such a relief to hear someone talking about the need to make West Hollywood more accessible to diverse economic groups," Matt Baume, West Hollywood resident and marriage equality activist, said in a statement from the Borelli campaign. "Micro-units seem like a great ‘foot in the door’ for young folks who are just getting settled."
Micro-units are an urban design trend that started in New York which maximizes space via strategically designed small apartments of about 200 or 300 square feet.
Borelli believes youth-friendly micro-units and intergenerational living scenarios should be a top council priority.
"I'm also very happy to see Sam talking about alternative transportation, since the best way to reduce traffic is to give people safe, comfortable alternatives to driving," Baume said. "I think that's the thing that makes WeHo great is how we bring together diverse groups, and do it sustainably—Sam’s comments tonight really showed his focus on our city's strengths and opportunities."
Borelli is one of nine candidates in the 2013 West Hollywood council race, all of whom participated in a candidate forum Wednesday. The election is March 5.