City of West Hollywood


Annual Report 2015


City of
West Hollywood

Innovations Annual Report 2015

West Hollywood is the Creative City - innovation is in our DNA.  As we celebrate 30 years of cityhood, this inaugural City of West Hollywood Innovations Annual Report examines the City’s recent civic innovation programs and introduces new initiatives to enhance citizen satisfaction and engagement, increase government efficiency and transparency, and promote the City’s innovation economy.

WehoX: Engaging Public and Private Sectors in Innovation

WeHoX: Engaging Public and Private Sectors in Innovation

WeHoX, the City of West Hollywood’s civic innovation program, explores the intersections between technology and innovation for civic transformation. Designed to spur innovative problem solving, WeHoX promotes the adoption of fresh new ideas and the latest in technological advancement for the benefit of our residents, visitors, and businesses.

Proposed Initiatives

The following proposed initiatives in the City of West Hollywood’s Innovations Annual Report  promote the goals of the City’s General Plan and Strategic Plan, and continue the City’s leadership in civic innovation. Each initiative contains recommended policies or programs that can be implemented independently or in concert with other strategies to meet the primary goals in each topic area.

Civic Innovation

Locally and Across the World

Check out some of the civic innovation initiatives that are transforming cities locally and across the globe.  This inventory of innovative ideas will be updated regularly so we invite you to share your city’s contributions with our growing civic innovation community.


The City assembled a team of city staff, local stakeholders, private sector technology experts, and innovation business and communications leaders to plan for the future of innovation in West Hollywood. Meet our team.

  • Amy Amsterdam
  • Katy Ansite
  • Keith Anthony
  • Paul Arevalo
  • Tom Balamaci
  • Joe Conte
  • Francisco Contreras
  • John D’Amico
  • Kurt Daradics
  • Jim Duncan
  • Catherine Geanuracos
  • Max Goldman
  • Lindsey Horvath
  • Jason Illoulian
  • Janet Jimenez
  • Lilly Kam
  • Joe Keenan
  • Tyler Koontz
  • Ann Le
  • Evin McMullen
  • Laura Minnich
  • Genevieve Morrill
  • Shauna Nep
  • Francois Nion
  • Mark Olson
  • Greg Propper
  • Julissa Rodriguez
  • Josie Roman
  • Bobby Safikhani
  • Georgia Sheridan
  • Joel Simkhai
  • Emmanuel Soriano
  • Eugene Tsipis
  • Adrian Velicescu
  • Brett White
Organizations Represented:
  • Organizations Represented:
  • Beyond Curious
  • ESRI
  • Faring Capital
  • General Assembly
  • Grindr
  • I,am,angel Foundation
  • Industry Partners
  • JCDecaux North America
  • Koontz Hardware
  • L.A. County Economic Development Corporation
  • Nation Builder
  • New Economy Campaigns
  • Propper Daily
  • Rachel Zoe Media
  • SeaLight Enterprises
  • Southern California Edison
  • Standard Vision
  • Tinder
  • Visit West Hollywood
  • West Hollywood Chamber of Commerce
  • West Hollywood Public Facilities Commission
  • West Hollywood Transportation Commission
  • Wondros