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February 21, 2001     Beverly Hills Weekly
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February 21, 2001

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intheir 1he Beverly Hills Weekly invited each of the I1 candidates for City Council to write a guest column identifying the issues ftl('ing the city over the next four years, and how they would address them if elected. We will run three columns per week, in alphabetical orde~ until tile election on March 6. By Kurt Habcr I)cHfitc wi,lcq/tcad and inlcnsiivin~ rcsidenlial objccti(,n /he ~/lltCl~ ( oum:d ha~ c,,ntmucd il', ohscssion wdh c,,nlulcrcia/ ovcl dc,.ch,pmcm I' acmms have rcpcatedh' danlarcd ~,ul ~c~idential qualily ,>1 lilt, made a mockclv ~,1 1he dcmocralic procc:,s, Lgn.,icd and alicnal cd h~,lh oul rcsidcnlial and mcrchat~l comtmmifics, ahuscd our trm, I, cxaccrha~cd x.,Icr apa Ihy, rendered cdizen patllclpatlon in gc,'.elll~l~el~t a n~eaninglcss exercise ill Iruqrah,m and turned cdy hall in(o a temple ot scll~intelCS~ unclhical conduct, opp,,rtuni',n~ and s~ll aggrandizcmcnl The absence of residenli:d reprcscnta(ion cx~cnd~ not ,rely ~) the Council. but to ds hand picked COlnlni~,sioncrs as well, each specifically appoinlcd hy the C~,ulwil This inccsluOUS sy~lem ol palrOnage means thai all a~c cu~ Iron~ virtually Ihc same cMh My candidacy is dcdicamd ~o Ihc tcsloratiol~ and preservation of OUl residential quali~y ot lltc Tha~ is my covenant with the people o[ Bcver{y flills one that I ,,'.'ill n~)l violalc If clocked. 1 pr,)ltlisc Io fulfill my duty. my oath ot ,,fl~ce and use my hcsl clh)rts to: I Solicit and ~)bc,, Ihc will ol Ihc ele~.h,rale as Iheir trusted persomd leprescm:nlve m sct~c the pub]it inter~q ~lt all limc~ 2. (k~rrcl the Io[igslanddlg and eglegiotl,, inlba[ance hcl,~,ccn rc'qdcnlia] and commercial J[~crcsls Our rcsidcnllal c~mm~unitv must bc Ihc primary policy ~cllcrs Rc~idcn~ial in(c~- esls must bc respected and p~olcc~ed 3 Sh~p tile/rivolous, wastc/ul and ilrc~,pon~,iblc cxpcndimle of our commulm)'s lax dollars and '.a}uablc [~:s,)ulccs The culrcnl Council spends ",.lt~c~ pc,,ple's money'" i.dis,.runinalc ly. 4. Ensure h'equen[ patr,,ls and x s , e p :e presence in ~+ + re~ i 'ntial neiehb+>lho*Ms ts a dclel'rem to crime 5 Sh~p Ihe cont]iul~ ol inlcrc',ls and a,,oid ans appearance ol h11pl.plic13 thai ina) pliU dice ~he public mlmcst 6 Replace otn c~)stb contract legal ser~l;cs whh an indcpcndcnl ~it~ attolnc'~ cle,.tcd b3 and ac~'ountab]c I~, Ihc poldc not Hw (',,Lmcil 7 ]dnld (~ounclhncmbcrs t~) Ix;(, [OUl ',car (ClIl/n OI olfic~ ,~ Stop tile secret meetings and illS],,[ kll~(lll lul] disclosure and goxcrnnlcn[ dl die Stln',hdle 9 Fix ~ltll broke, rLiMItlClU/eS iii sc~r ssslems sllccls, tightine and allc\s alld TIILIkc Ilk fCCS imposed on rcsidcnls h~r hasi, cur ~cr~i~cs more cqudablc H) Sccmc adequate sit(HI tern1 and stralcgi supplies ul WillCl ik}l sldc dlinkolg, [itc sup pression, develop local ,acll s~,ulces and Icducc dependency ~,n Ihc Mclrop~,li~al~ W4tcl Dislrict I ,,pl),~sc: TOWNHOUSE FOR RENT Adorable townhouse on South Palm Drive for rent. 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms. Walking distance to Beverly Vista school. -lardwood floors. 2-car garage. Absolutely no pets. I year lease - $3 ] O0 909-677-5865 BEVERLY HILLS CITY COUNCIL Gateway Cleaners & Laundry SAMEDA~ I. m lo.o,t*l o1,I Ih, 2.uo I'w ]"]) ............. ia] d ,gh)p........' ," ............e,,., b,d'd 30% 01TDn' 0eamglnc0ming0rders ing b) the mayor's pri~,atc org;lnl/alinn. '~rc do nol need a "regional xisilors cenlcr" *,r a i> ];i 2 l'he Council approved clmstrucliun ol a $36 nlillion. 86,7t~) sq fl conuncrcial dcxelop menl on the D Lot Instead, wc nccd a or,st tricotine, alxwc grade parking structu;c to NlustPresentThisC0up a address the acule palking shorlagc thbrc 2515 S. Barrington Ave. (Corner q/ GanmaO Los Angeles, CA 90064 (310) 473-4527 February 15 - 21,2001 9