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Beverly Hills Chamber Hosts First City Council Candidates Forum

Beverly Hills City Council candidates discussed their visions for the City at a candidate forum held by the Beverly Hills Chamber of Commerce. Pictured (from left): Mark Egerman (moderator), Commissioner Lori Greene Gordon, Councilman Julian Gold, Councilwoman Lili Bosse and Robin Rowe.

Posted Thursday, January 23, 2020 - 6:12 pm

By Laura Coleman

Beverly Hills City Council candidates engaged in the first of five planned debates on Jan. 21, offering voters insight into how they might behave if seated on the dais at City Hall.

Five candidates are running for two open seats, including incumbent Councilmembers Lili Bosse and Julian Gold. Other candidates include Planning Commissioner Lori Green Gordon, technologist Robin Rowe, and Rabbi Sidney Green, who was unable to participate in the debate following the tragic death of his daughter just days before the scheduled forum.

Organized by the Beverly Hills Chamber of Commerce’s Government Affairs Committee and moderated by longtime Chamber Board Member Mark Egerman, the candidates were provided with the eight questions in advance of the debate, which primarily centered on the business community.

Between the forthcoming subway stations, the changing retail landscape and the City’s impending need to likely add 3,000 new housing units in the next decade, the decisions made by the City Council will be a critical to ensuring a prosperous future for Beverly Hills residents and businesses.

“The next four years is really going to affect the generations to come,” stated two-time former Mayor Bosse, who in 2018 received the Chamber’s Fred Hayman Visionary Award.

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

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