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Young Voters Back Borelli

The Council candidate appeals for West Hollywood's youth vote.

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.

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George February 09, 2013 at 06:09 PM
Ah, he's adorable isn't he. Maybe in a few years he will be prepared?
Brian Hamilton February 09, 2013 at 06:37 PM
I was impressed by Sam Borelli at the debates on Wednesday. He is knowledgeable, innovative and solution oriented, as well as calm and composed. I like his ideas. This man seems quite prepared to work with others presently on the Council. What he lacks is entrenched political cronyism, slick talking phraseology or vitriolic animosity apparent in some of the other candidates. I say, you want some positive change? Don't wait a few years. Vote him in NOW.
me February 09, 2013 at 06:45 PM
yep, i was undecided until i attended the debate.....he stood out as my other vote along with steve martin....although tom demille's "fire" was awesome too!! :-)
MarkD February 10, 2013 at 04:21 AM
You really need to work on your headline writing. "Young Voters Back Borelli" is very different from "Borelli Seeks Backing of Young Voters," which is ACTUALLY what this story is saying.
Profes Shivers February 12, 2013 at 09:59 PM
I was equally impressed at the debate and came home and sent him a check. And I'm 62!
Profes Shivers February 12, 2013 at 10:02 PM
Martin was the only person I knew I'd vote for before the debate, based on various writings of his over my few years living here. So I was happy to hear Borelli being equally intelligent. They would make a great team, along with D'Amico.

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