City Council Fails To Pass Basement Ordinance
Posted Thursday, December 7, 2017 – 7:05 PM
By Victoria Talbot
In a hearing that lasted until the wee hours of the morning under the leadership of Vice Mayor Julian Gold, the Beverly Hills City Council failed to pass landmark legislation that would have stopped the progression of overdevelopment in the hillsides marked by multiple unsightly retaining walls, massive “basements” that provide multi-story living spaces, and nearly limitless by-right grading that destroys natural landforms that once made the hillsides so attractive.
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