Westlake Village has an upcoming election for City Council members. There are two seats up for election including the one that currently is vacant after Philippa Klessig resigned. There are three candidates running (in alphabetical order): Bill Kehaly, Kelly Honig and Ned Davis. The two candidates that get the most votes, win the seats.
Unlike prior years, Westlake Revelations will not be doing a candidate forum (aka “debate”) this year. But there are some additional resources that can help you make your decision. We encourage you to find out what each candidate is about, ask questions to determine both their credibility level as well as whether their goals meet yours, and in general, make as informed a decision as you can.
Read on to see:
Information on how to find out more about each candidate
Information on the Joint Board’s “Candidates Night”
Information about LVUSD elections for School Board and Measure E
Each of candidate web sites, and each includes information about the candidates, ways to contact them including how to send them a message, email and in most cases, their phone number. From their web sites, in ballot order:
Kelly Honig – http://www.kellyhonig.com
– Email: http://www.kellyhonig.com/contact-kelly.html (for contact form)
– (818) 515-7085
– On Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/KellyHonig4WestlakeVillageCityCouncil
Ned Davis – http://www.nededavis.com
– Email: http://www.nededavis.com (choose “Ask Questions or Contact” for contact form)
Bill Kehaly – https://www.electkehalycitycouncil.com
– (818) 699-6423
As this article was being written, we asked each of the candidates to send us details about any already planned appearances they have. In order of when they answered, here’s each of their answers:
My website is firstname.lastname@example.org and my phone number is 818/706/1171 and the email to use is email@example.com
I will be participating in the following events/activities and look forward to meeting people at:
Westlake Athletic Club, October 17, 10:30-12pm, Meet and Greet
City Celebration, October 17, 3-8pm
At City Celebration, October 17, 3-8pm.
In addition, the League of Women Voters (Westlake Revelations’ historical co-sponsor in previous candidate forums), has information about the City of Westlake Village election and candidates at http://www.smartvoter.org/2015/11/03/ca/la/race/3946/
Finally, the Westlake Joint Board of Homeowner Associations http://westlakejointboard.org has invited all three candidates for Westlake Village City Council to a “Candidates Night.” The candidates will speak and answer questions from the audience.
Date: Thursday, October 22, 2015
Tine: 7:30 P.M.
Place: North Ranch Center
Location: 1400 North Westlake Blvd. (corner of Westlake Blvd and Valley Spring Dr)
We hope you will plan to attend this event to meet the three candidates running for two city council positions. They will speak about their qualifications, experience, platforms and any personal history they would like to share. Each candidate will also answer questions from the audience. They will also remain after the meeting to discuss any questions or issues you may wish to ask about.
For more information contact Cathy at 805-497-2276
In addition, City of Westlake Village voters will be voting on two items for Las Virgenes Unified School District. Information taken from
Measure E: School Funding — Las Virgenes Unified School District (Special Tax – 2/3 Approval Required). Ballot description: “To protect the quality of education in our local schools, fund core programs in math, science, reading, technology and the arts, attract/retain highly qualified teachers, counselors, and technology specialists, maintain smaller class sizes, enhance student achievement and prepare our students for success in college and careers, shall Las Virgenes Unified School District continue for twelve years the existing $98 annual school parcel tax without raising the current rate, with an exemption for seniors, and all money staying local?”
School Board Member Election — There are two seats open, and three candidates:
Mathy Wasserman of Hidden Hills
Linda Menges of Westlake Village, see http://lindamenges.com
Gary Mittin of of Calabasas: see http://democracy.com/friendsofgarymittinforschoolboard
See additional information at SmartVoter.org (League of Women Voters): http://www.smartvoter.org/2015/11/03/ca/la/race/3777/
For more information on the elections, how to register, your polling place and more, see the City of Westlake Village web page at http://www.wlv.org/index.aspx?NID=184
Don’t forget to vote!
Tue, Nov 3, 2015