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City Council Shores Up 2020 Legislative Platform

Urth Caffé owner Shallom Berkman received the Kindness Recognition Award from Mayor John Mirisch and the Beverly Hills City Council on Jan. 9.

Posted Thursday, January 16, 2020 - 5:23 pm

By Laura Coleman

With over 2,000 state legislative bills introduced annually, it’s quasi-impossible for one person to keep track of all of them, according to Beverly Hills Policy and Management Analyst Cynthia Owens. That’s where the City’s Legislative Platform comes in. The platform provides Beverly Hills’ lobbyists the ability to know how the Council thinks on a variety of issues.

“We want to make sure that our residents are being represented as well as our businesses,” Deputy City Manager Gabriella Yap told the Courier. “It’s the voice that the City has to give input on the legislation.”

In an effort to ensure that the City of Beverly Hills is effectively positioned to advocate for its best interests, on Jan. 9 the City Council crystalized Beverly Hills’ 2020 Legislative Platform, asking Owens to include additional key initiatives into the executive summary, including minimizing food waste and issues with mental health and sustainability. The updated platform is expected to return to the City Council for formal approval on Jan. 28.

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

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