We love Lauren Meister & on April 18th, 2016 she will be officially sworn in as Mayor of West Hollyood.
Prior to her election, Councilmember Meister served on numerous commissions and committees for the City of West Hollywood, Lauren_and_Spike_on_porch.png including: Planning Commission, Public Safety Commission, Campaign Finance Reform Committee, Permit Parking Advisory Group and the District 1 Parking Committee. She worked to mitigate traffic and parking impacts of new and proposed projects in the City, supported creative parking solutions to help neighborhood businesses, initiated the City’s “Live, Work, Play, Be Safe” educational campaign, and supported new ideas to increase pedestrian and bicycle safety. She also worked on campaign finance reform and has been a strong advocate for a stricter code of ethics.
At the request of former Congressman Henry Waxman, Councilmember Meister testified before Congress in support of health insurance regulation and universal health care, and she worked with Los Angeles Councilman Paul Koretz to reduce helicopter noise in residential neighborhoods.
In 2013, Councilmember Lauren Meister served as Chair of the successful "Yes on Measure C" Term Limits for West Hollywood committee, limiting all Council members elected on or after March of 2013 to no more than three full or partial terms on the City Council.
Professionally, Councilmember Lauren Meister is the sole proprietor of her own marketing research firm based in West Hollywood. As a businesswoman and market research professional, she listens to public opinion to form action-oriented solutions, understands the importance of budgets and resources, and believes that the City must provide good customer service and be accountable.
A 25-year resident of West Hollywood, Councilmember Lauren Meister has been both a renter and a homeowner in the City. Councilmember Meister’s parents, sister and rescue dog Spike also call West Hollywood home.