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City Physicians Battle Massive New City Tax

By Bill Arp

Beverly Hills City staff believe they have found a way to circumvent the California constitutional requirement that voters approve all tax increases.  Without seeking voter approval, or even a city council resolution, the City’s Assistant Director of Administrative Services, Noel Marquis, simply added about $12 million to a city tax bill (up from about $6,000) then had city attorney Larry Wiener file a lawsuit to collect the millions.  The lawsuit was filed before the taxpayer, Specialty Surgical Center on Wilshire Boulevard, could appeal to the city council.

For full story see the print edition of The Beverly Hills Courier, or download the e-edition.

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