I am running for the West Hollywood City Council, and just read David Cogan's article on the upcoming election ["The Graying of West Hollywood," February 26March 4]. Chris Patrouch is not the front-runner Cogan purports him to be. Out of the approximately 6,000 voters I have spoken to door-to-door or on the telephone, Patrouch's name was mentioned twice! West Hollywood Mayor Steve Martin told me the other day that numerous voters had told him that they are going to vote for me. I am the real grassroots candidate, but I don't spend all my free time trying to sell people on that alone as my issue. I have such a great platform that its merits stand on their own: I want to protect businesses from failure, and tenants from harassment, due to the Santa Monica Boulevard project. I want to create the West Hollywood Walk of Fame, honoring human rights and personal achievement, along with the National Museum of Gay and Lesbian History. I want to create an annual Russian Festival comparable to the Garlic Festival in Santa Monica. I want to synchronize traffic lights, add a full-time digital public-access TV station, add more safe-sex programs, more street lighting and Sheriff's deputies, have less aggressive parking enforcement, and build a new library.
Oh, and Patrouch is not as young as you say in the article. As far as I know, Chris is 38 years old, to be 39 in July. I am 36 and will be 37 on March 14.
The photo in the February 26March 4 issue of musician Andy Prieboy, by Debra DiPaolo, was miscredited.
In last week's issue, on the Letters page, the news story "Blue Line Blues," by Marc B. Haefele, was incorrectly attributed to Howard Blume.
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