Contact Councilmember John D'Amico
“West Hollywood invents the culture that other cities consume.”
A resident of West Hollywood for more than 25 years, Councilmember D’Amico’s love of West Hollywood has only grown with time. “Each day, I love being part of helping our city realize its potential as a problem-solving place that cares for residents, businesses, and visitors alike.”
Councilmember D’Amico has an unwavering commitment to issues that reflect the spirit of what makes West Hollywood unique. “My goal is to ensure that West Hollywood maintains the things that put our city on the map: that we’re transparent, that we fight for affordable housing, that we maintain a consistently high level of social services for residents in need, that our neighborhood keeps its promise to be a safe place to live, work, play, and that our community supports people in their individuality — in being themselves.”
For more than 20 years, Councilmember D’Amico has participated in city leadership as a member of Advisory Boards and Commissions, and for the past several years, as a member of the City Council. He is helping shape the city we are becoming.
As an architect and Project Manager, Councilmember D’Amico understands the vital importance of balancing development and livability, particularly in West Hollywood, where residents have come to love the special, “urban village” atmosphere.
As a renter on Genesee Avenue and Ozeta Terrace from 1991 to 1999, Councilmember D’Amico knows the importance of improving the quality and availability of affordable housing in our City. Sustainability and protection of our existing housing stock is one of Councilmember D’Amico’s top priorities. Enhancing affordable housing incentives, creating elevated design standards, and participating in long-term city-wide planning efforts that expand and protect housing options for everyone at every level — all of these concerns are at the center of his work.
Professionally, Mr. D’Amico has more than 20 years of experience in large-scale project planning management at UCLA, ABC, the Walt Disney Studios, and the affordable housing developer, Los Angeles Housing Partnership. At LAHP, he was responsible for overseeing the renovation and construction of well over 300 affordable housing units. Formerly, Councilmember D’Amico was the co-Director of Policy and Planning at AIDS Project Los Angeles.
Councilmember D’Amico holds two Master’s Degrees, one in Architecture and Urban Planning from the University of Houston and the other in Aesthetics and Politics from the California Institute of the Arts.
Councilmember D’Amico met his husband Keith Rand in West Hollywood and registered as domestic partners in 1992 at West Hollywood City Hall and were married in August 2008. They live with their two dogs, Mr. Big and Dodger.
You may contact West Hollywood City Council offices via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at (323) 848-6460.