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Nielsen Merksamer Helps West Hollywood Voters Approve Arts Club Project

On March 5, 2019, voters in West Hollywood rejected a referendum aimed at rescinding the City Council’s approval of a multi-use development project on Sunset Boulevard. According to the latest report by the Los Angeles County Registrar, 60.3% of West Hollywood voters voted in favor of the development. Nielsen Merksamer served as Treasurer and counsel to the campaign, which brought together numerous community and elected leaders, as well as an overwhelming majority of West Hollywood residents, in support of the project.

The project—which may now move forward—will replace the Hustler building on Sunset Boulevard with a multi-use arts complex. The new complex will be anchored by the prestigious Arts Club of London, founded in 1863 by Charles Dickens and will also include a bistro, a venue for live music, a free public art gallery, and office space.

Please contact Nielsen Merksamer if you would like more information regarding the West Hollywood referendum or have any questions regarding our ballot measure practice area.