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Last Chance to Walk with the Mayor is Monday – Come for the Walk, Stay for the Party!

Mayor Bosse and Diana Nyad

Posted: Saturday, March 17, 2018 – 2:19 PM

By Victoria Talbot

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 an incredibly ground-breaking year in Beverly Hills.

It will surely be an event to remember and the public, as always, is invited!

Bosse has taken thousands of steps this past year, both literally and figuratively, leading walkers to connect with dozens of businesses throughout the City of Beverly Hills and catapulting businesses into a BOLD transition that won’t stop when she steps down as Mayor.

The Mayor will be joined by legendary swimmer Diana Nyad, founder of EverWalk, the “biggest walking initiative in American history,” and Senator Ben Allen, representing the 26th District from Hollywood to Long Beach.

Monday, the last full day she will be Mayor of Beverly Hills, Bosse will celebrate by taking a victory lap through the Business Triangle, where she has shifted the paradigm of the brick-and-mortar flagships that line Rodeo Drive to extend their evening hours during key seasons and add a component that makes shopping in the Triangle a total experience.

One has only to observe the seating on Rodeo Drive to find one of Bosse’s elegant solutions in practice, bringing a new and effective element to the streets of Beverly Hills.

Bosse has overseen a transition in transparency and community responsiveness, adding new legislation for the registration of lobbyists and legislation that gives residents the last word in public hearings.  As mayor, the Basement Ordinance was passed, an initiative that will protect neighborhoods from megamansions and overdevelopment, that shifts the development paradigm to what is right for the community first, not the developers.

It has been a great year and there is much to be grateful for, said Bosse. So, following the walk, everyone will have an opportunity to join Mayor Bosse at City Hall at 9:30 a.m. to celebrate!

Not one to miss an opportunity for a party, especially with hundreds of her constituents, there will be a DJ for a last Dance with the Mayor – and food – provided by the same restaurants that walkers have visited over the course of the last year of Walk with the Mayor Mondays, said Bosse.

This is an opportunity for everyone in the community to enjoy a final fling with Bosse, who has been exceptionally connected and responsive to the public.

She will return to the City Council as a Councilmember, and going forward, she promises to be just as receptive and available to the people she serves.

Vice Mayor Julian Gold, who will be installed as Mayor at the March 20 City Council reorganization meeting to be held at the Academy Theatre, has confirmed with Bosse that he will continue BOLD – with her assistance.

For the procrastinators who have missed the opportunity to join Mayor Bosse on her weekly walks, this is the last chance. Join Mayor Bosse at 8:30 a.m. for the final Walk with the Mayor. Just be at the Crescent steps of City Hall with comfortable walking shoes and be ready for an adventure. Bring the dog and bring the kids.

“Monday is my favorite day of the week!” says Bosse.



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