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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING AND INTENT TO ADOPT A NEGATIVE DECLARATION (left to right, top row) Fourth-grade teacher Afi Delijani, ~vian Geilim, incoming Principal Steve Kesslser; (bottom row) Sammy Hannani, Michael Huang, Maia Yosef and Noah Isaac Horace Mann Fundraises at Sharky's Horace Mann held their last fundraising restaurant night of this school year Tuesday, June 8 at Sharky's. Incoming Principal Steve Kessler and fourth-grade teacher Afi Delijani were in charge of preparing the guacamole by smashing the avocados. Horace Mann restaurant nights are arranged by Cassia Geilim Polaris Award. said Rodeo Drive Concours d'Elegance Chairman Bruce Meyer. "Someone who is Rodeo Drive Concours D'Elegance to stylish, sporting and possesses a love of the Honor Actor Patrick Dempsey with Fast automobile. Mr. Dempsey is a prominent Lane Award actor, auto racer and enthusiast, so it is fit- The Rodeo Drive Concours d'Elegance ting that this inaugural event award be given will honor Patrick Dempsey, car aficionado to him." and star of TV's hit show "Grey's The annual event will be held from 10 Anatomy," with the first-ever Rodeo Drive a.m. to 4 pm., and is free and open to the Fast Lane Award during the annual event on public. Dempsey's award will be presented June 20. at noon on Rodeo Drive. For more informa- Dempsey will be showcasing his own tion, visit 1955 Mercedes-Benz 190 SL at the event. The Rodeo Drive Concours d'Elegance is a Applications Being Accepted for Team Father's Day tradition that attracts tens of Beverly Hills thousands of Southern California residents Team Beverly Hills has been turning out and tourists, dozens of informed and involved citizens "The Fast Lane Awards is given to some- who have gone on to become volunteers and one who personifies Rodeo Drive and cars," leadership throughout the city since the pro- NOTICE OF COMMISSION VACANCIES: DESIGN REVIEW COMMISSION The Beverly Hills City Council is seeking qualified residents to fill up to three (3) vacancies, with at least one (1) licensed residential architect, on the Design Review Commission. The initial term of office is for two years. At the discre- tion of the City Council, the Commissioner may be reappointed to a second term of four years. Each appointee will be required to file an initial and an annual "Statement of Economic Interests" financial disclosure. In order that we may preserve the integrity of the application and interview process, please direct all inquiries to the City Clerk, City Manager or the Director of Community Development. Please DO NOT contact the City Councilmembers or the members of the Design Review Commission regard- ing the Design Review Commission vacancies. Application forms for the Design Review Commission, along with a description of the duties of a Commissioner, and filing details are available for pickup in the City Clerk's Office, Room 290, 455 N. Rexford Drive, or call 310.285.2400 to receive an application and information by mail or by e-mail. The deadline for filing applications for these Commission vacancies is Friday, July 30, 2010 at 5:00 p.m. BYRON POPE, CMC City Cler gram's first members were recruited in bers in July, and the 10 classes will kick-off 1996. To date, 390 residents have complet- in October 2010. The new Team Beverly ed the program. Hills class will spend six months exploring Applications for the program are being the inner workings of city government, accepted through the deadline date of June examining current community issues, partic- 30. The city council will appoint 32 mem- briefs cont. on page 8 DATE: Thursday, June 24, 2010 TIME: 1:30 p.m., or as soon thereafter as the matter may be heard LOCATION: Commission Meeting Room 280 A Beverly Hills City Hall 455 North Rexford Drive Beverly Hills, CA 90210 The Planning Commission of the City of Beverly Hills, at its regular meeting on Thursday, June 24, 2010, will hold a public hearing beginning at 1:30 p.m. or as soon thereafter as the matter may be heard, to consider: An ordinance of the City of Beverly Hills amending various sections of Chapter 3 of Title 10 of the Beverly Hills Municipal Code to establish regulations regarding the restoration and maintenance of certain defined views from single-family resi- dential property in the Trousdale Estates area of the City sub- stantially impaired by certain foliage maintained on other pri- vate property. Trousdale Estates is defined in the Zoning Code as all property located north of Doheny Road and east of Schuyler Road, except that land zoned R-1 .X, and that por- tion of Lot A of the Doheny Ranch tract northwesterly of tract numbers 24485 and 24486, commonly referred to as the Greystone Mansion property. This is a first step in a process to review view restoration in Trousdale Estates and the Hillside Area of the City. The Planning Commission, at a future meet- ing, will separately consider the appropriateness of similar regulations for the Hillside Area of the City. Any Planning Commission recommendation regard- ing a draft ordinance would be forwarded to the City Council for its considera- tion at a duly noticed public hearing. This project has been assessed in accordance with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), the State CEQA Guidelines, and the envi- ronmental regulations of the City, and no significant unmitigated environmen- tal impacts are anticipated; therefore, a negative declaration is being prepared, subject to review by the Planning Commission. Copies of the staff report, Negative Declaration, and all documents referenced in the Negative Declaration will be available in the Planning Division on Friday, June 18, 2010 and can be reviewed by any interested person at 455 N. Rexford Drive, Suite 1001 Beverly Hills, CA 90210. Copies of the documents will also be available on the same date for review in the Beverly Hills Public Library Reference section. Any interested person may attend the meeting and be heard or present written comments to the Commission. Comments on the proposed Negative Declaration may be submitted in writing to the Planning Division of the Community Development Department for a period of 20 days from June 18, 2010 until July 8, 2010, and written or oral comments will be accepted at the Planning Commission meeting at the date and time noted above. If you challenge the Commission's action in court, you may be limited to rais- ing only 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 Michele McGrath in the Community Development Department at 310.285.1135 or at mmcgrath @ Jonathan Lait, AICP, City Planner Mailed & Published: June 11, 2010 June 17 - June 23, 2010 * Page 3 t :fliE lllill m-: