West Hollywood COVID-19 Updates
City of West Hollywood Reopening
The City of West Hollywood is following the LA County business reopening guidelines.
City of West Hollywood Local Emergency Resolution
The City of West Hollywood has proclaimed a local emergency due to coronavirus (COVID-19). Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (Public Health), California Department of Public Health (CDPH), and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) serve as the lead agencies. The City is working quickly to respond to community needs and this page is being updated as quickly as possible with links to resources, information, and relief for residents, businesses, and community members. For the latest public health information regarding coronavirus (COVID-19), please follow @LAPublicHealth and @CDCgov on Twitter or visit covid19.ca.gov.
Eviction Moratorium FAQs
Effective March 16, 2020, the city has implemented a temporary moratorium on evictions for nonpayment of rent resulting from a financial impact due to COVID-19.
Eviction Moratorium Urgency Ordinance Follow this link to view the eviction moratorium urgency ordinance.
For questions about rental housing or tenant or eviction protections, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (323) 848-6450. Rent Stabilization and Housing staff are available and providing counseling and referrals Monday - Friday, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
NOTE: THIS MORATORIUM ONLY APPLIES TO EVICTIONS FOR NON-PAYMENT OF RENT DUE TO
FINANCIAL IMPACT/HARDSHIP RELATED TO COVID-19 DURING THE LOCAL EMERGENCY
City of West Hollywood Small Business Resources
The City of West Hollywood is taking proactive actions to support businesses and workers during this unprecedented time. The city has made the following resources available to the local business community:
Toolkit for West Hollywood Businesses - A comprehensive resource for businesses impacted by COVID-19. This resource is continually updated by the city as new programs are announced and/or more information becomes available.
Local Business Relief Measures - As a result of state and county public health orders, local businesses are experiencing forced closure, or major changes in normal operation, or intense increased demand for goods, all of which are challenging during this unprecedented health pandemic. The following is a list of items being implemented to provide relief to businesses at this time. For the full text, please refer to the City's Emergency Ordinance.
Defer Business Improvement District (BID) Assessments that are regularly due in March to July 1, 2020, and waive late fees
Defer Business Tax Certificates that are due in May to July 1, 2020, and waive late fees
Defer Regulatory Business License fees on a three-month rolling basis
Defer Transient Occupancy Tax (TOT) - specifically for hotels and similar establishments, upon request and approval of City Manager
Provide businesses a credit for the Outdoor Dining Encroachment Fees that have already been paid
Provide businesses a credit for the Valet Meter Encroachment fees that have already been paid
Allow existing restaurants within hotels to provide to-go meals to non-guests
Allow off-site alcohol sales for restaurants offering to-go meals, per the State Alcoholic Beverage Control's Notice of Regulatory Relief
Relax parking standards and traffic plans for restaurants to provide easier access for customers
Allow temporary banners for businesses featuring access to food, waiving location requirements outlined in zoning code.
Allow temporary change of use from restaurant to grocery store/market
Establish weekly meetings with business stakeholders to gather feedback on resources their businesses need
Lobby state/federal legislature to assist businesses within the City of West Hollywood
Excerpted from the City of West Hollywood Small Business Resources webpage.