LA County Listening Session | Mental Health & Homelessness Response from Law Enforcement

The City of West Hollywood & the L.A. County Civilian Oversight Commission will host a Community Listening Session on Monday, June 14


Residents are invited to a virtual community listening session regarding the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department in the City of West Hollywood. Local leaders would like to hear about your experience with deputies & how you feel about public safety, specifically in the areas of law enforcement response to mental health situations & homelessness in West Hollywood. Bring your observations, thoughts & suggestions. We’d like to hear about:

  • Public safety interactions with people who have mental health conditions
  • Law enforcement response to homelessness
  • Other public safety issues affecting West Hollywood
  • What law enforcement is doing well in West Hollywood

Monday, June 14

5:30-7:30 p.m.

Register now!

Speakers include:

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  • Lael Rubin, Chair, L.A. County Civilian Oversight Commission
  • Amanda Laflen, Chair, City of West Hollywood Public Safety Commission
  • Tory Berger, Vice Chair, City of West Hollywood Public Safety Commission
  • John Gannon, Captain, L.A. County Sheriff’s Department
  • Sanjay Shah, LCSW, Mental Health Clinical Program Manager II, L.A. County Department of Mental Health
  • Ryan Vienna, Lieutenant, L.A. County Sheriff’s Department
  • Eden Anai Luna, Los Angeles LGBT Center’s Transgender Economic Empowerment Project
  • Clifford Roberts, Step Up on Second

Additional panelists include:

  • Casimiro Tolentino, Vice Chair, L.A. County Civilian Oversight Commission
  • Annadennise Briz, Sergeant, L.A. County Sheriff’s Department
  • Sergio A. Venegas, Deputy, L.A. County Sheriff’s Department
  • David Giugni, Social Services Manager, City of West Hollywood
  • Brian K. Williams, Esq., Executive Director, L.A. County Sheriff Civilian Oversight Commission

There are three ways to tune in:

1. Participate: Register & join the Webex via computer or smart phone. Enter the information requested & the event password: COC123. Joining the WebEx is the only way to make a comment.

2. Watch: Tune into the Facebook Livestream.

3. Listen: Call (415) 655-0001 and enter the access code: 145 962 7170

Written Community Comments:

In addition to live community member comments following speaker remarks, people may also provide written comments anytime online here:

 Email or call (213) 253-5678.