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"Given our situation financially I don't necessarily for five hours a week more of work want to take on more benefits and ongoing [$40,000]," Bosse said. Mirisch said he agreed with Bosse. "For five hours to go to a situation where we provide full benefits at this stage doesn't make sense," Mifisch said. Director of Community Services Steve Zoet said that the department saw increas- ing the position to full-time as a growth opportunity for programs that could poten- tially generate revenue and would partially offset added expenses of the position. Bosse and Mirisch also voted no on the $55.9 million Capital Improvement Program budget, a preliminary spending plan identi- fyifig priorities and likely timing of capital expenditures with a five-year projection. Miller pointed out that the CIP budget is for budget and appropriations purposes only. "Any dollar amount for a CIP project over $50,000 is required by our own ordinances and resolutions to come before council for final approval," Miller said. The largest projects in this year's CIP include $14.65 million for a new commu- nity center at Roxbury Park, $9.9 million toward improvements to the Public Works NO" 'ICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Event Co-Chair Howard Szabo, TMCC Board President Mason A. Sommers, Co- Chair Sharona R. Nazarian, and Honorary Chair Producer Dean Zanuck. Photo: Nancy MacKenzie Hundreds attend TMCC 12th Annual Car Drawing and Film Screening at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences The Maple Counseling Center's 12th Annual Car Drawing and Film Screening, which was held at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences on June 2, raised approximately $90,000. About 450 people attended the event featuring the local pre- miere of Love, Wedding, Marriage, and the Sister Cities Student Film Showcase. Bud Heumann won the raffle for the 2011 Mini Cooper. Horace Mann music teacher Ethan Smith leads the fourth atul fifth grade combined choir Huskies in Harmony The Horace Mann fourth and fifth grade combined choir and the Husky Hula Club, the school's ukulele ensemble, performed selections ranging from Johannes Brahms to traditional American folksongs to The Rolling Stones at the Spring Music-Share Concert in the Ron Brown Auditorium on May 26. Yard and Facilities on Foothill Road, and $4 million out of a total $12 million for design and reconstruction of North Santa Monica Boulevard. During the discussion, Bosse pointed out that funding for Roxbury Park had changed since the project was first proposed in 2009, when it was proposed that $9.9" million of its funding would come from the Recreation and Parks fund. Currently $6.65 million out of the Recreation and Parks fund is allo- cated to the park, as well as $6.5 million from capital assets and $1.5 million out of the infrastructure fund. "I had noticed in last year's CIP budget, there was no funding allocated in any of the funds that this year's CIP budget has," Bosse said on Wednesday morning. "It's the five-year projection, so I was question- ing why just last year there was no money allocated for the five-year projection and now'all of a sudden it's allocated." Bosse said that even if she did not have questions about the project's funding, she would not support the current proposal for the Roxbury Park project although she agrees that the community center requires improvements. "I don't believe the proposed [community center] is what our community wants and I also don't feel it has been vetted out well in terms of parking and circulation impacts," Bosse said on Wednesday morning. Mirisch did not comment during the discussion of the Capital Improvement Program budget. "As I stated in previous meetings, I can't support a CIP budget that doesn't have any money set aside for the southeast, which is the area of town that is most in need of an upgrade," Mirisch said Wednesday morn- ing. "I'm not in favor of the amount of money that [we're] planning on spending on Roxbury Park and I do not feel that a $5 million renovation of the library at this stage should be a priority." Mirisch pointed out that a large part of the renovation is upgrading the children's area, and that he is the only councilmember who briefs cont. on page 4 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Council of the City of Beverly Hills, at its meeting to be held on Tuesday, June 21,2011, at 7:00 p.m., 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 CLARIFYING TERMS OF VALIDITY FOR DEVELOPMENT AND SUBDIVISION MAP APPROVALS The proposed ordinance would amend Sections 10-2-206, 10-3-207, 10-3- 1844, and 10-3-1847 of the Beverly Hills Municipal Code regarding the time periods in which rights granted pursuant to City development approvals must be exercised. The amendments, among other things, are intended to create consistency between the State Subdivision Map Act and the City's ordinances related to subdivision map approvals, and to better coordinate extensions for projects that include both planning entitlements and subdivision map approvals. The proposed ordinance provides that it will not be applied in a manner that would cause an existing entitlement to expire at a date earlier than the expiration date applicable to such existing entitlement on the day that the proposed ordinance takes effect. This ordinance has been assessed in accordance with the authority and criteria contained in the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), the State CEQA Guidelines, and the environmental regulations of the City. The City has determined that it can be seen with certainty that the ordinance will not have any significant adverse environmental impacts, arid thus is exempt from CEQA pursuant to Section 15061(b)(3) of Title 14 of the California Code of Regulations. At the public hearing, the City Council will hear and consider all comments. All interested persons are invited to attend and speak on this matter. Written comments may also be submitted and should be .addressed to the City Council, c/o City Clerk, 455 N. Rexford Drive, Beverly Hills, CA 90210. The comments should be received prior to the hearing date. Please note that if'you challenge the Council's action in regards to this matter in court, you may be limited to raising 6nly those issues you or someone else raised at the public hearing described in this notice, or in written correspondence delivered to the City, either at or prior to the public hearing. If there are any questions regarding this notice, please contact David Snow, Assistant City Attorney at 310.285.1055, or by email at dsnow @ beverlyhills.org. Copies of the draft ordinance and related documentation are on file in the City Clerk's office and can be reviewed by any interested person at 455 N. Rexford Drive, Beverly Hills, California 90210. BYRON POPE., CMC City Clerk June 9- June 15, 2011 Page 3