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Professor Jeffrey B. Lewis plans for Beverly High. chain link," Jackson said. on February 16 at 4:00 p.m. Principal Dave Jackson was given unan- The Board had previously sought bids The conversation, held imous approval at a Beverly High site for the project, but they ran high, with inside the UCLA Faculty council meeting to address the Board numbers approaching $500,000. Center's California room, about the matter. Totum's Rick Panos said the firm can will be followed by a Q&A Jackson said the site council backed a have a plan prepared in a few months. session, wrought-iron fence for the front of the Fencing the iconic front lawn has been a Self-pay parking is avail- campus and a chain-link enclosure for the controversial issue. Previous boards opted able in structure 2. back. to keep the front lawn open, as it has been "[The site council] wants to make sure, since 1927. aesthetically, the front of the school is not briefs cont. on page 5 N0"!CE OF PUBLIC HEARING Retired L.A. County Supervisor Zev Yaros/avsZT briefs cont. from page 2 "This has been a ridiculous argument that's been made," Yaroslavsky said. "Frankly, some of your school board members got out on a political limb and can't extricate themselves from it." In late 2014, Hall starred in "Why We Fight," a purportedly student-produced YouTube series that paints the Metro proj- ect as a perilous undertaking. "The state court, the trial judge, as well as the appellate court, unanimously sided with Metro; this judge sided with Metro on a number of issues, and a few issues it did not," Yaroslavsky said. "At the end of the day, the resUlt will be the same. It's just abouthow long do you want to wait and how much money do you want to spend?" Yaroslavsky later blasted the four-sto- ry, underground parking garage being planned for the Beverly High campus. "It's-a colossal waste of money," he said. Yaroslavsky urged voters to consider whether they should support another bond. To watch the interview, go to www. vimeo.com/154367912. Waxman to talk at UCLA Feb. 16 Henry Waxman The UCLA Department of Political Science will host a discussion between retired Congressmember Henry Waxman (D-Los Angeles) and UCLA Political Science Roxbury Park Center February 22 at 6:00 mayors' forum, the first in over 15 years. "To have 15 to 17 mayors in one room for one night to reach out to the residents and the public they serve and served is some- Mayors' forum planned for Feb. 22 Around 17 Beverly Hills mayors will gather at the Community p.m. for a thing speciaL" Marty Geimer said realtor Marry Geimer, who is orga- nizing the event with Ira Goldberg. Geimer and Goldberg planned the 1998 forum, which was held at Beverly High's Salter Theater. At the free event, the mayors will dis- cuss the decisions and accomplishments that defined their terms. Board considering perim- eter fence for Beverly High The topic of school security has resur- faced at recent Board of Education and City Council meetings. Late last month, the Board gave Totum Consulting direction to solidify fencing Beverly High "s iconic front lawn City of Beverly Hills Recreation and Parks Commission Invites the Public The public is invited to participate in the Los Angeles County Park and Recreation Needs Assessment by providing input about potential park project interests in the Beverly Hills community either at the Recreation and Parks Commission meeting or the County's survey at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/LQSGWZ7. Online Where: Recreation and Parks Commission Meeting City Hall, 455 North Rexford Drive, Room 280-A When: Tuesday, February 23, 2016 I 2 p.m. Survey Link: https://vcww.surveymonkey.com/r/LQSGWZ7 The City of Beverly Hills is participating in the Los Angeles Countywide Comprehensive Park & Recreation Needs Assessment. The public's input gathered at this meeting as well as through online surveys will provide us with information to be submitted to L.A. County for inclusion in their assessment report. Questions and inquiries should be directed to sharris@beverlyhills.org or call 310-285-2531. The Council of the City of Beverly Hills, at its meeting to be held on Tuesday, February 16, 2016 at 7:00 p.m., oras soon thereafter as the matter may be heard, in the Council Chambers of the City Hall, 455 N. Rexford Drive, Beverly Hills, CA 90210, will hold a public hearing to consider: AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF BEVERLY HILLS AMENDING ARTICLES 32 (HISTORIC PRESERVATION) AND 32.5 (HISTORIC INCENTIVE PERMIT) OF THE BEVERLY HILLS ZONING CODE TO CLARIFY THAT CERTAIN ARCHIVED PHOTOGRAPHS AND FILMS MAY BE CONSIDERED IN DETERMINING WHETHER A PROPERTY IS AN