On Jan. 5, hundreds of residents came out to show their support for the candidates running in the upcoming election for Beverly Hills City Council.
With the vote by mail ballots set to reach Beverly Hills voters in a month’s time, candidates vying for one of two seats on the Beverly Hills City Council are doing their best to let the community know they're running and why.
In an exclusive interview with the Courier, the Honorable Lili Bosse has announced her candidacy for the March 2020 City Council Election and her intention to run a grassroots campaign.
Joe Shooshani is the latest political contender to enter the race for City Council as of last week. He joins seasoned two-term Councilman Julian Gold, who is fighting to hold on to his seat for a third term, as well as his fellow Planning Commissioner, Lori Greene Gordon, in vying for two open seats on the five-member City Council.
Two-time Beverly Hills Mayor Lili Bosse has been selected to receive the inaugural Fred Hayman Visionary Award at this year’s Best of Beverly Hills Golden Palm Awards Gala.
Beginning with the BOLD lighting Wednesday evening at the Lily Pond, Beverly Hills is illuminated this August with events every weekend through Aug. 25.
BOLD, an acronym for Beverly Hills Open Later Days, returns to the business triangle Aug. 2, featuring a plethora of activities that will entertain visitors while shops remain open an extra two hours on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings.
“I never thought I would be happy to see a parking meter,” quipped Councilmember Lili Bosse. James Anderton, owner of the boutique WEST (pictured above with Bosse), agreed. Every meter was full Thursday morning, and shops on the south side of South Santa Monica Boulevard were as well. Anderton, the unofficial spokesperson for the merchants on the south side of the street, closed his shop on several occasions to attend Traffic and Parking Commission meetings to repeatedly ask for the meters to be replaced. When the City covered them at the onset of the North Santa Monica Boulevard reconstruction nearly two years ago, the merchants held onto the promise that they would be returned. But City staff said that there was no concrete evidence that the parking affected retail sales, and promoted a plan that would have smoothed traffic without parking on the south side. Bosse, however, visited every merchant on the south side and reported back to her colleagues regarding their plight, resulting in a reassessment of the street not as a thoroughfare - but as a local shopping and pedestrian-friendly area. The City will soon be installing “scramble” crosswalks at Rodeo, Bedford and Camden Drives to encourage safer pedestrian use and add diagonal crossing options.
The Beverly Hills City Council has given the go-ahead to restore the parking meters on South Santa Monica Boulevard, on both sides of the street, after they were removed in 2016 so traffic could be rerouted to accommodate construction on North Santa Monica Boulevard.
While Lili Bosse’s tenure as Mayor may have come to an end, the weekly walks she hosted as part of her #BHHEALTHYCITY initiative live on as the #BHHEALTHYCITY Walk.