Beverly Hills residents turned out Tuesday evening for the annual reorganization and installation at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences, a celebration of the transition of government as the gavel was passed from Lili Bosse to Julian Gold, who assumed the title of mayor, passing the vice mayor title to John Mirisch.
Beverly Hills Mayor Lili Bosse will take her last Walk with the Mayor Monday, beginning at 8:30 a.m. on the Crescent steps of City Hall, and ending what has been a ground-breaking year in Beverly Hills.
Vice Mayor Julian Gold will again be sworn in as Beverly Hills mayor Tuesday evening, when the City celebrates the reorganization of the City Council at a ceremony at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) at 7 p.m.
Paid petitioners are circulating throughout the residential areas of Beverly Hills to gain signatures for a referendum that would undo the Basement Ordinance passed last month.
Resident Anne Ostroff is a rocket scientist. Really. She is tall and elegant with an independent resonance to her slightly accented voice. And Tuesday evening, she gave the City Council an evening they will remember when Mayor Lili Bosse added her arguments as an item on the City Council agenda.
It has been quite a year for Beverly Hills Mayor Lili Bosse, who presided over the last City Council meeting of her year serving as mayor Tuesday, ending after 1:30 a.m.
On Wednesday evening, Beverly Hills residents received the anxiously-anticipated GeoKinetics assessment of grading quantities proposed for the developments at 1184 and 1193 Loma Linda Drive. Once again, the developer’s engineer, LC Engineering Group, appears to have overestimated fill and underestimated cut, which is good news for the residents - because the project at 1193 Loma Linda Drive can’t go forward without a discretionary hearing on its nine retaining walls.
Beverly Hills residents expressed subdued jubilation in recognition of the late hour at the passage of the Basement Ordinance Tuesday evening, high-fiving and conveying gratitude to councilmembers and each other after months of tense negotiations that nearly saw the ordinance defeated.
Residents will finally have the last word on development projects if a recommendation from the Sunshine Task Force is approved by the City Council. The proposal is a major victory for residents who currently must remain silent after a rebuttal or staff report that might be misleading on City Council decisions.
The Beverly Hills City Council, without Mayor Lili Bosse (recused for conflict) failed to pass the proposed Basement Ordinance yet again.