Adjournments: Ed Levin and Etta Goodman


Adjournments made at this week’s Metropolis Council assembly.

ED LEVIN — by Councilmember Lindsey Horvath

I’d prefer to adjourn tonight in reminiscence of West Hollywood’s personal Ed Levin who was born October twenty second, 1952, within the metropolis of Schenectady, New York. Lately, he celebrated his seventieth birthday. He was an expert architect for 49 years primarily based right here in West Hollywood. He acquired his Bachelor’s diploma from Cornell and Grasp’s diploma from Harvard College and taught on the school at Carnegie Mellon College. At Harvard College early in his profession, he fashioned a partnership, Leavenworth together with his late spouse, Ellen, and relocated to L.A. in 1981. Ultimately making his solution to West Hollywood, he labored for a number of years with Barton Myers and Associates in Los Angeles, the place he met his present enterprise accomplice, Jorge Moreno. After a few years working collectively, he and Jorge partnered collectively these previous eight years. His intensive data of artwork, structure, music historical past, philosophy, legislation housing coverage, politics, classic automobiles and innumerable different topics was outstanding. He was even as soon as a contestant on Jeopardy, a passionate collector and environment friendly mannequin of traditional automobiles together with his beloved 1978 Lancia Fulvia HF.. One among HIS favourite hobbies was to learn Federal and California Supreme Courtroom choices — a shock to nobody on this room. He’s recognized regionally for his architectural work, together with variety of residential and mixed-use buildings in West Hollywood Beverly Hills and Los Angeles. He served on activity forces and advisory teams and as a number one voice and serving to to develop West Hollywood’s inexperienced constructing ordinance. He repeatedly wrote me names to native and state officers serving to to craft housing coverage and code that was directly honest, considerate and logical. Ed was an extremely principled particular person and strove for excellence in all that he did. His adherence to his ideas commanded the respect of others all the time even after they might need disagreed with him. He served town for a minimum of 17 years as a commissioner on West Hollywood’s Historic Preservation Fee and helped information efforts to survey town’s historic previous. And likewise served for a number of years. On the Beverly Hills Architectural Assessment Board, he had a ardour for historic constructions and lived in Bryant’s 1928 RomanesqueVilla a Spanish colonial type condominium constructing on North Harper Avenue. A small agency practitioner, he additionally made time to serve for the previous twenty years on the West Hollywood Chamber of Commerce’s Authorities Affairs Committee. Ed was the only caretaker of his late spouse, Ellen, for the final 20 years of their marriage till her passing in 2019. After Ellen handed, Ed had a brand new lease on life together with his perpetually life accomplice and fiancee Roberta Taper. They instantly clicked and shortly started splitting time between her dwelling in Hermosa Seashore and Ed’s in West Hollywood. They joined their households, introducing their 4 cats to 1 one other, touring throughout the nation to spend time with their household and planning for his or her future collectively which included retirement, journey and relocating to Hermosa Seashore. Ed repeatedly remarked to his pals that Roberta was one of the best factor that might have occurred to him. The change in him after they met was palpable. His biting wit and sarcastic humorousness was a consolation to anybody who knew him. Properly, How are issues going, Ed? Oh, the same old madness. He all the time remembered birthdays and particular occasions and was by no means too busy to take a telephone name, reply a query or clarify an advanced topic. Ed’s tragic passing is the lack of a real mild on this world to his pals and establishments upon, that are communities and society rely. An unbelievable, thinker, author, skilled, pal, and accomplice, he might be missed by all who knew him. Ed is survived by his fiancee Roberta his mom Virginia and his enterprise accomplice Jorge Moreno. All of us attempt to dwell our lives with the requirements that Ed needed to be selfless, to be of service, to be glorious, and to be type. Thanks. Thanks, Councilmember Horvath.

ETTA GOODMAN by Mayor Professional Tem Sepi Shyne

I’m adjourning in reminiscence of Etta Goodman. Etta Goodman is a resident and a Goodman’s was Anna Goodman’s beloved canine. She was adopted by Anna Goodman on August 14th, 2015. She was an lovely, black, 10-pound poodle Chihuahua mutt who beloved being held like a child. Etta lit up the lives of so many in our neighborhood as Anna usually introduced her to numerous events, the WeHo canine park and gatherings round her dwelling. Etta truly participated in our Pet Week costume contest that we had final 12 months. She didn’t look after different canines a lot, however lived for the love and affection from all people. She was a mascot for Jewish Queer Worldwide and sometimes visited Blaze Hair Salon to see Patty and Robert. She’ll be remembered as a really candy and submissive cuddly pup who beloved dried liver snacks, her cat brother Billy and humping her favourite ducky toy each morning after breakfast. Might her reminiscence be a blessing. Thanks

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