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Beverly Hills News – City of Beverly Hills Disputes School District Statement

Posted: Thursday, May 17, 2018 – 11:52 AM 

In a press release Wednesday evening, the City of Beverly Hills responded to a letter from Beverly Hills Unified School District (BHUSD) Superintendent Dr. Michael Bregy, in which he outlined their ongoing concerns over the planned Metro Purple Line Extension beneath the bungalows at Beverly Hills High School.

In his letter Bregy wrote, “I am pleased to know that the City of Beverly Hills continues to support our school District. On May 9, 2018, the City of Beverly Hills find a complaint in federal court against the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (“Metro”) and the Federal Transit Administration (“FTA”) contending that their latest environmental analysis of the proposed subway line under Beverly Hills High School is ‘nothing more than a rubber stamp meant to support Metro’s preferred plan.'”

The statement from Mayor Julian Gold and Communications Director Therese Kosterman of the City of Beverly Hills reads:

The City of Beverly Hills disagrees strongly with a statement issued by the Beverly Hills Unified School District Superintendent Dr. Michael Bregy, which implies that the City and the school district are closely aligned in their position and legal actions against the Metropolitan Transit Authority’s (Metro) Purple Line Extension project.

In fact, the City has been discussing a settlement with Metro and the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) to resolve a number of legal disputes over the construction of the Purple Line. The City’s recent legal action against the FTA, which was referenced in the district’s statement, was undertaken in order to meet a deadline that passed before a settlement could be reached.

“The District’s statement was misleading, does not represent the City’s position on the subway and was released without our knowledge,” said Mayor Julian Gold. “At this time, the City feels that a mutually agreed upon settlement is in the best interests of the community. The City will continue to work closely with Metro to mitigate any impacts from construction to the high school, as we have for the areas near the La Cienega and Rodeo Drive stations.”

2 responses to “Beverly Hills News – City of Beverly Hills Disputes School District Statement”

  1. I have spent a lot of energy and time on the “Subway to the Sea.” I found in the EIR a $10,000,000,000 overrun not listed but there when properly analyzed and admitted in public by officials. This is a joke.

    There is no way the subway should go anywhere under the boundries of Beverly Hills High School. Isn’t the oil well enough? I knew the people involved in that as I also organized shutting down Belmont. Go to full to see me and the “Billion Dollar Toxic School.”

    Beverly Hills School District passed a bond for parking underground of the high school to relieve the pressure on the neighborhood. The good citizens of Beverly Hills passed this bond for their students who are just as important as any others in Equal Justice for All.

    As soon as their plans were finished here comes the idiots at MTA. Go watch me speak.

    I did the original organizing for the downfall of Measure J for $300 billion. Measure J only had one paragraph of controlling language and the previous bond was 37 pages and still I could drive so many large trucks with it holding explosives to blow up the money and only direct it to the thieves.

    The present mayor was the president of the City Council when this happened. He asked me to open the meeting after Celes King IV and I were invited to attend with the Crenshaw Subway Coalition. Celes King IV and I were the total of CORE-CA. Adrian Dove was purposefully eliminated from anything Celes King IV and I ever did as he is a total loser and worse. Read L.A. School Report to see how he said “I called Chief Beck a BIGOT.” This is a call for a cop to Hit Me.

    Do not let them put the subway under Beverly Hills High School. This is absurd as with all the money fighting this the changes could have been done. I have seen them and they want to do this only to PORK THEIR FRIENDS AS USUAL AS WE ARE AN OLIGARCHIC SOCIETY, NOT DEMOCRATIC AT ALL IN REALITY. WHY DO YOU THINK THE VOTING IS SO MUCH OF A MESS? AN ACCIDENT, NO WAY.

    Want to see how bad it is to the top? Go to and see reality, not fantasy or ideology.

  2. Carol Spencer says:

    Records show that the Los Angeles entity prior to Metro established the route beneath Beverly Hills High School in 1950. There should be NO DIFFERENCE between a residence, commercial building or high school regarding safety. They should all be protected.
    Beverly Hills wants money – OK- give it to them – they have loud voices, but please remember, Safety is the No 1 concern of Metro for all! Both subway passengers and whatever is above their tunnels.
    Please build the subway without further delay. Thank you

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