Short answer: $2.7 million in 2011

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The City sponsors or co-sponsors dozens of special events for West Hollywood residents, workers, and visitors. They include social, cultural, educational, health, public-service, advocacy, remembrance, and business-promotion events. Some attract a broad audience (Halloween), while others focus on segments of our community, such as LGBTQ people, women, seniors, Russian speakers, and people in recovery. The biggest West Hollywood special events are Halloween, Pride, the AIDS Walk, and the LA Marathon.

Snapshot (2011):
71 special events and series
$2.7 million total
= 4% of general fund budget
= $78 per resident

How big an effort is this? When the City compiled a list for 2011, there were 71 events and event series (such as lecture series). We spent $2.7 million on them, including cash expenses, the cost of staff time, and waived fees. That was the equivalent of 4% of the general fund budget for fiscal year 2011-2012. Divided by the city’s population, it was about $78 per resident. Clearly, we made — and continue to make — a big investment in special events.

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Short answer: $2.7 million in 2011| The City sponsors or co-sponsors dozens of special events for West Hollywood residents, workers, and visitors. They include social, cultural, educational, health, public-service, advocacy, remembrance, and business-promotion events. Some attract a broad audience (Halloween), while others focus on segments of our community, such...