City and Government
The City Manager implements the vision, broad policy goals and ongoing strategic programs of the City Council and ensures that City operations remain true to and consistent with the Mission Statement and Core Values of the City.
This mission is accomplished by providing leadership, executive direction and oversight of City operations, ensuring that City government responds in a timely and effective manner to constituent needs, and that City management and staff work collaboratively to address the issues and concerns of the community. The City Manager directly supervises all City Department Directors, and serves as Executive Director of the West Hollywood Redevelopment Agency and the Housing Authority.
In addition, the City Manager works directly with the Economic Development Division and the Public Safety Division. Our City Manager is Paul Arevalo .
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The Divison creates and manages a range of programs that support and develop a vibrant local economy, including business attraction, retention and expansion; economic planning and forecasting; expanding the City's economic base in tourism and the urban art program.
Administered by Jewish Vocational Service (JVS), the West Hollywood Employment Services Training program provides a full range of counseling and placement services to employees of West Hollywood businesses and to West Hollywood residents who wish to explore their career options and prepare for the job market.
West Hollywood Fact and Figures
Demographic and economic indicator reports are availble for download.
License and Regulations
Learn about the types of licenses and regulations that may impact your operations. Fill out your business license application online, find out about parking requirements and programs, connect with key organizations to help your business succeed, and search listings of businesses for sale as well as properties for sale or lease.
West Hollywood Business Organizations
West Hollywood Chamber of Commerce
West Hollywood Marketing & Visitors Bureau
Sunset Strip Business Association
The Avenues - Art Fashion & Design District
Business Improvement Districts
Employment Service & Training (WHEST)
Los Angeles County Agencies
Los Angeles County Assessors Office
Los Angeles County Clerk's Office
Los Angeles County Community Development Commission
Los Angeles County Fire Prevention Bureau
Los Angeles County Sheriff ( West Hollywood Division)
State Regulatory Agencies
California Alcoholic Beverage Control Board
Department of Consumer Affairs
California State Board of Equalization
California Technology Trade & Commerce Agency
Small Business Administration
Service Corp of Retired Executives (S.C.O.R.E.)
Los Angeles Economic Development Corporation - Regional Business Assistance Network
West Hollywood Travel Services
Airports | Transportation | Tour Companies | Travel Agencies | Communication Services | Currency, Travelers Cheques, Financial Services | Electrical Voltage | Weather | Shopping | Theme Parks/Attractions | TV Tickets and Film/Studio Tours | Other Local Visitor Centers | Local Business Info/City Hall
Transportation is never a problem in West Hollywood! With four Hollywood airports , three shuttle services, a Los Angeles taxi service, several rental car companies, a Los Angeles limo service , rail service and public transportation to bout, a ride to the next hot spot is always just around the corner in this 1.9 square mile city!
Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)
Burbank International Airport (BUR)
Ontario International Airport (ONT)
John Wayne International Airport (SNA)
West Hollywood Shuttles
Super Shuttle – Provides transportation to and from area attractions, hotels, major airports, and hotels. 323.775.6600
Prime Time Shuttle – Provides transportation to and from area attractions, hotels, major airports, and hotels. 800.262.7433
West Hollywood Local CityLine Shuttle Service – 800.447.2189
Los Angeles Taxi Service
Beverly Hills Cab Co: 310.273.6611
West Hollywood Rental Cars
Affordable West Hollywood: 1040 N. La Brea Blvd, 323.467.7182
Los Angeles Limo Service / Town Car
Los Angeles Public Transportation
Southern California MTA – Red, Blue, Gold, and Green Lines. Information on bus and rail routes and schedules at 800.266.6883
Los Angeles Rail Service
Amtrak – station/ticket offices in Glendale, Los Angeles, Oxnard, Pasadena, Pomona, Van Nuys, Torrance, Ventura, Long Beach, West LA, Santa Monica. 800.872.7245
Metrolink – Southern California Rail Authority. Travels between Orange County, San Diego County, San Bernardino/Riverside County, and Ventura County. 800.371.LINK
West Hollywood Parking
For information about parking in the City of West Hollywood, please visit the West Hollywood City Hall Parking Website.
Los Angeles Tour Companies
Tour Du Jour
Red Line Tours
West Hollywood Travel Agencies
Corniche Group - 8721 Sunset Blvd. #200, 310.854.6000
Flight Centre - 8587 Santa Monica Blvd., 310.360.7840
Go Cruise Travel - 8581 Santa Monica Blvd. #402, 323-653-6001
In the United States, telephone area code prefixes depend on city and location. West Hollywood businesses have one of two area codes: 310 and 323. When dialing outside of our originating area code, you must dial 1+ (area code) and number. Pay phones are located throughout West Hollywood and average 50 cents per domestic call. International calling cards can be purchased at local convenience stores and supermarkets.
West Hollywood Emergency Phone Numbers
Police and Fire Emergency: 911
West Hollywood Internet Services
Internet access is available at various West Hollywood hotels depending on availability. Internet cafés also provide access to the Internet on a per-use fee basis.
West Hollywood Internet Café: Hybrid – 8936 Santa Monica Blvd, 310.260.9248
West Hollywood is Wireless ! West Hollywood's Wireless Internet Pilot Project is now active. Currently the pilot project is available outdoors along Santa Monica Blvd., from La Brea to Fairfax. The signal is designed for outdoor use only, along Santa Monica, in Plummer Park, and the plaza of the Gateway Center. It is not designed for indoor residential use. For more information on West Hollywood's Wireless Connectivity, please visit the West Hollywood Wireless .
For other Wireless Hotspots in West Hollywood, please visit: Find Wireless in West Hollywood
Currency, Travelers Cheques, Financial Services
Travelex Currency Services, Inc
Commercial bank branches located on Santa Monica Boulevard can also assist travelers with financial needs.
Electrical current in the United States is 110 volts A/C. Converters can be purchased at local drug stores, or can be requested at your hotel's concierge or guest services desk.
West Hollywood Weather
West Hollywood's Mediterranean climate requires that visitors always be prepared for warmer days. Evenings can be cool, especially around late fall and winter seasons. Rainy season is typically November through February, though rainfall is not frequent. A mixture of casual clothing for days and dressier clothing for the evenings is recommended, depending on your plans. For specific weather information, please visit West Hollywood on Weather.com
Los Angeles Shopping Centers
Located in Los Angeles at the edge of Beverly Hills and West Hollywood on Beverly Blvd. between La Cienega and San Vicente Blvds, Beverly Center is anchored by Macy's, Bloomingdale's, a mix of high end shops like Dolce & Gabbana and Just Cavalli and standards like Express and Banana Republic.
The Grove creates an open-air shopping and entertainment village with an internal pedestrian main street, meandering shopping walkways and plazas. Don't miss the Farmer's Market at the Grove, an outdoor dining and marketplace.
Westfield Century City
An outdoor shopping, dining, and entertainment experience with a selection of over 180 stores including Bloomingdale's and Macy's to choose from, and a top-level dining deck and AMC cinema.
Universal Studios Hollywood
Universal Studios Hollywood, the world famous amusement park and movie studio lot, takes you behind the scenes of moviemaking through various television and movie tapings, studio tours and exciting rides and attractions.
Six Flags Magic Mountain and Hurricane Harbor
Six Flags Magic Mountain offers the area's most thrilling rides and attractions, including Hurricane Harbor, one of the most exciting water parks around.
Experience "The Happiest Place on Earth" – an enchanted kingdom of fantasy and imagination, classic family-friendly attractions and magical entertainment, dining and shopping.
Hollywood Walk of Fame
A project originated by the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce in 1960, the world's most famous sidewalk contains nearly 2,000 stars embedded along Hollywood Blvd.
TV Tickets and Film/Studio Tours
Many television shows are filmed in the Los Angles area! Free tickets can be purchased for your favorite television shows, including talk shows. When writing for free tickets, be sure to include a Self Addressed Stamped Envelope. If you have more questions about TV Tickets, contact the show directly via its web site.
Studio Tours/TV Tickets
ABC Television , 4141 Prospect Avenue, Hollywood, 818.506.0067
Other Local Visitor Centers
Beverly Hills Visitors Bureau
Long Beach Visitors Center
Los Angeles Visitors Center - Downtown
Los Angeles Visitors Center - Hollywood
Marina del Rey Visitors Center
Pasadena Visitors Bureau
Santa Monica Visitors Center
Local Business Info/City Hall
West Hollywood Chamber of Commerce
The West Hollywood Chamber of Commerce advocates on behalf of over 550 businesses in the City of West Hollywood, cultivating new business through networking, referrals, exposure, mixers, luncheons, keeping businesses up to date on issues and events, including publishing a bi-monthly newsletter and online Weekly Wrap Sheet.
City of West Hollywood/West Hollywood City Hall
Find information on City Government, City Departments, Divisions, Commissions, Parking, Job Listings, Apartment Rentals, Social Services, Domestic Partnership Registration, Local Events Calendar, and more.