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QTR ~ppro~ $1 nZl~l page3 Pmr~nc& e~es Se~ ~ Page 6 C, en 2nd k11~ Gm Page8 WHAT'S ON YOUR MIND? You can write us at: 140 South Beverly Drive #201 Beverly Hills, CA 90212 You can fax us at: 310.887.0789 email us at: editor@ all BEVERLY HILLS TELEVISION BHTV City Council and Commission Schedule - Channel 10 Human Relations Commission: April 21 at 9:00 a.m., April 22 at 12:00 p.m. Health & Safety Commission: April 25 at 4:00 p.m., April 26 at 8:00 p.m. Recreation & Parks Commission: April 26 at 2:00 p.m. Fine Art Commission: April 27 at 4:00 p.m. Receive Beverly Hills Weekly in your e-mail inbox every week! Sign up here: http:// "An Open Letter to the Community" [Issue 863] Thank you for printing Mayor Mirisch's well-reasoned and comprehensive letter. As the Mayor points out, the Hilton's campaign is deceptive in its very name. And it's deceptive in what it says. There is nothing to guarantee that the park will be for public use, or that something won't be built there next year. The building's height is a major con- corn. None of the mailings the voters in Beverly Hills have received has an eleva- tion drawing or architectural rendering of what the approved structures would look like compared with what the proposed structures would look like. How tall will 375 feet appear? There is no benefit to the residents of Beverly Hills from this proposed change. The only benefits - and they are very large benefits - accrue to Bony Alagem and his partners and backers. That's why they are spending so much time, effort, and resources trying to hood- wink the voters of Beverly Hills. I took the enclosed picture of the Waldorf-Astoria tower being built at the intersection of Wilshire Blvd. and Santa Monica Blvd. You can see how inappropriately large and tall this structure is compared to what it replaced. You can see the traffic backing up on Wilshire Blvd., not the few cars the Hilton shows in its mailers and the online video. A giant, 375-foot tower would be even worse. I hope I don't have the opportunity to take a picture of that monstrosity. If anyone knocks on your door and asks you to sign the Hilton's misleading peti- tion, "Just say no!" like I did. Daniel Fink Beverly Hills A Better plan for Beverly Hills is NOT better. A Beverly Hills Garden is very nice but what comes with it is NOT. A 26-story building located on one of the most impacted parcels of land in the nation is NOT a good plan. Beverly Hills residents who care about quality of life need to voice your opinion and tell all your friends to NOT SIGN THEIR PETITION and if it should get enough signatures to be on a ballot in November. VOTE NO. I believe we do not need a 375 foot building in our city. Traffic on Santa Monica Blvd and Wilshire Blvd is impact- ed now and will be impossible. letters cont. on page 3 cOM UNIT"/15 L-'F.>/ NORTH P.P XFOP.D DPJV5 (Left to right). Councilmember Julian Gold, ayor John I irisch, {ormer ayor Donna gilman Gather, Councilmember Lili go ; ;e and Vice r ayor Nancy asne. On Tuesday niglM, the Council pre enteclDonna gilman Gather, who 5erred as I?,everlV HiU ; ayor in 197& anti 1981, with a to the ci /. Page 2 Beverly Hills Weekly Issue 864 Apdl 21, 2016 - April 27, 2016 Beverly Hills Weekly Inc. Founded: October 7, 1999 Published Thursdays Delivered in Beverly Hills, Beverlywood, Los Angeles ISSN#1528-851X Publisher & CEO Josh E. Gross Reporter Mina Riazi Sports Editor Steven Herbert Oonffibuting Editor Rudy Cole (1925-2013) 1 year subscriptions are available. Sent via US Mail $75 payable in advance Advertising Representatives Karen Shilyan Daniela Nissani Sarah Benyamin Legal Advertising Mike Seghian Eiman Malian 140 South Beverly Drive #201 Beverly Hills, CA 90212 310.887.0788 phone 310.887.0789 fax CNPA Member Adjudicated as a newspaper of gen- eral circulation for the County of Los Angeles. Case # BS065841 of the Los Angeles Superior Court, on November 30 2000. All staff can be reached at: first name Unsoliclted materials will not be returned. 2016 Beverly Hills Weekly Inc. O~JR ~ATA SPEA~5 YOLUH[$