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Candidates Forum – Candidates for Beverly Hills City Council came to Beverly Hills High School this week to speak to students about issues close to their hearts

Candidates for Beverly Hills City Council came to Beverly Hills High School this week to speak to students about issues close to their hearts for a forum put on by Interact and Teen BHEF. Issues discussed included the subway, finances, the troubled Beverly Hills Postal Service, the new rent ordinance, and of course, local schools. Candidate Bob Wunderlich even encouraged students to get involved with local government by watching City Council meetings and using their social media skills to inform their peers about important issues. Pictured above: teen BHEF students with the seven candidates vying for three open seats in the upcoming City Council election. 5:29 pm Read More

Beverly Hills News – City Council Denies Oakhurst Project 5-0

Neighborhood residents prevailed in a well-organized, carefully planned defense of their appeal of a massive project that would have spanned three lots and risen to a height of 52 feet in a neighborhood of predominately two story 1930s apartment buildings Tuesday, sending City planners and commissioners a clear message that in Beverly Hills, neighborhood character matters. 6:15 pm Read More

Thank You, Brad – The Beverly Hills City Council paid tribute to Brad Meyerowitz at its last City Council meeting

v-brad-meyerwortz The Beverly Hills City Council paid tribute to Brad Meyerowitz at its last City Council meeting. Meyerowitz is retiring after 38 years in Beverly Hills, the majority of which was served in the Recreation Services Department. Pictured (from left): Brad Meyerowitz, Sandy Meyerowitz, Vice-Mayor Nancy Krasne, Councilmembers Kathy Reims, Lili Bosse and Julian Gold, Justin Meyerowitz, and Justin's fiancé, Melanie Staehelin. 5:25 pm Read More

Tammany Hall, Beverly Hills Style

imgres Former Beverly Hills City Mayor Barry Brucker became a paid lobbyist for the Wanda project. He was mayor when the City Council approved the original project in 2008. City Attorney Larry Wiener and the City Council cannot change those facts to make a more convenient narrative.  3:48 pm Read More

Beverly Hills News – City Council Passes Beverly Hills Hillside Ordinance

After years of mounting evidence that loopholes in the City’s existing Hillside Ordinance have become entitlements for developers to build projects that undermine the health and safety of residents and the continuity of neighborhoods, the Beverly Hills City Council has passed a Hillside Ordinance to address those weaknesses. 6:46 pm Read More

Key To The City – The Beverly Hills City Council honored former three-time mayor Tom Levyn with a Key to the City Tuesday

v-Thom-Levyn-Key-to-City The Beverly Hills City Council honored former three-time mayor Tom Levyn with a Key to the City Tuesday. Levyn was mayor in 1996, 1999 and 2003. Pictured left to right are Mayor John Mirisch, Vice Mayor Nancy Krasne, Councilmember Kathy Reims, Councilmember Julian Gold, former mayor Tom Levyn, Larkin Levyn [granddaughter], Allison Levyn (wife), Zach Okyle, KK Okyle, Ricky Rozen [on crutches], Stacy Rozen, Eli Okyle, Joanna Katz, Adam Levyn and Heidi Levyn. 5:14 pm Read More