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helps lead the small army of Salter family much as Beny to improve a city landmark.) Delshad, ~y,. Mdamed, Shooshani fami- ed "second paper", and tolerating my views on members, but continues as the guiding force of Kenneth Peters, pushed, shoved and dragged lies for helping lead the Persian community so so many issues on which we strongly disagree, the Beverly Hills Theatre Guild. our schools into the modem era of educational smoothly into civic life. and for the school's Alumni Association and Richard Stone, 1972, 1977: As councilmem- services and made the superintendent's job the Lili and Jon Bosse, by being major donors giving back to the schools he attended, our ber, he may well have saved our city's financial key leader of our school system. His life and and civic leaders with modesty and class. (A " own. stability by quickly restructuring our business times are an example of the value of promoting best-ever city event was one Lili organized for Patti Tanenbatma. a symbol of all the great license tax after the passage of the draconian from within, the BHEF at the boat court; it was a feel good women who have led our PTAs. with dignity Howard Jarvis Prop.13 property tax "reform." Bernice Hurter, longest serving member of evening.) and imagination. As for Mavor Robert. 1998 I~ Bronte, mayor, 1998: With the help of his our school board and always with class, dignity Steve Miller, the unflappable leader of parks and 1992, a love-hate relationship for as long as family, designed and created our logo and offi- and civility. She helped support the goals of and recreation and later community services either of us can remember. But always interest- cial city flag. Les has also helped save our Kenneth Peters. department who had the vision tokeep the city ing. (Josette loves his books!) great CPR program. Betty Harris, a lifetime of dedication to her green, the parks and facilities people friendly, Sue and Barry Brucker: Making politics Former City Manager Mark Scott: Many vision of keeping the small town feel of our and making whatever small contributions I interesting and proving that marriages can sur- achievements, but the best is the traffic man- community, one of the first organizers of the made as chair of the Rec and Parks vive the Beverly Hills wars. Sue has done agement system that has reduced and controlled Friends of the Library: and my rational col- Commission into realities and not just dreams, exemplary work for Temple Emanuel. car movement in the southwest. (Later, repeat league in the Library Bond campaign, and the Over strong objections, he is about to retire. Dr. Willie Brien. the class act on the city on the work of recently retired City Manager successful election drives of Bernie Hurter, Fire and Police Chiefs, Bill Daley, EdKreins, council, always fair, thoughtful and open and. Rod Wood.) Ernest Ach, Elinor Nathan, before we parted on David Snowden and 'Ilm Scranton. for being important to me, his mother Honey Bear is one Fred Hayman: What can you add to this leg- the Hilton matter, but still remain friends. I the best among our finest and creating a culture of three people who actually admits reading me end of giving? He helped create Rodeo Drive hope. of community relations that are the envy of the every week. and with wife Betty set the standard for dona- Judges Andrew Weisz, EIdon Fox, Marsha nation. Monty Hall, our own great facilitator of civic tions and support of the arts. Revel and Richard Stone, past and present Woffgang Puck, who forever changed our and charitable events, whose selfless giving of Beny Alagem, Beverly Hilton owner, who greats who have made our court the envy of the restaurant experience, time and energy has saved many an otherwise created our city's most enlightened labor union state's judicial system. March Schwartz. publisher of the Courier, dull fundraising evening or luncheon. The real - management relationship, brought his hotel to Lya Cordova-Latta, protected and supported testy but fair. opinionated but open. where are make-a-deal guy. new. higher standards of excellence and under- our great Theatre Forty and is a community you when we need you most? Noah Furie. really a symbol for all the pres- stands the importance of giving back. (No less activist who puts aside rancor and divisiveness. Josh Gross, for keeping alive our much need- rudy cont. on page 9 a hotel maven than Hayman told me recently an example others could follow. that no previous Hilton owner has done as The Mahboubi, Pirnia, Soleimani, Meshkaty, i Save the Date The City of Beverly Hills Planning Commission will be discussing the City's Housing Programs 1:30 PM, City Hall Council Chambers, Room 280A 455 N Rexford Dr Beverly Hills, CA 90210 or as soon thereafter as the matter is heard Existing and New Housing Programs 6.24.2010 (June 24, 2010) Potential Changes to Development Standards for Apartments and Condominiums 7.15.2010 (July 15, 2010) For More Information ~ Contact the Community Development Department at (310)285-1127 REGARDING FINANCING FOR THE CONSTRUCTION AND EQUIPPING OF CERTAIN PUBLIC CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS AND THE FUNDING OF AN ALTERNATIVE RETIREE MEDICAL PROGRAM The City Council of Beverly Hills, at its adjourned regular meeting to be held on Tuesday, June 22, 2010, at or after 7:00 p.m., in the Council Chambers of City Hall, 455 North Rexforcl Drive, Beverly Hills, CA 90210, will hold a public hearing at which it will hear and consider information concerning the approval by the City of: (i) a lease financing by the City and the City of Beverly Hills Public Financing Authority (the "Authority") for certain public capital improvements to be used by the City, and the sig nificant public bene- fit of such financing by the Authority in accordance with the criteria specified in Section 6586 of the California Government Code; (ii) the adoption of a resolution by the City Council of the City approving the execution and delivery of two leases to be entered into with the Authority in connection with such lease financing; and (iii) funding of the City's alternative retiree medical program. The proposed lease financing will provide funds for (i) the construction of an underground parking structure at 455 North Crescent Drive, Beverly Hills, (ii) the acquisition of an office building located at 239 South Beverly Drive in Beverly Hills, and (iii) the funding of the City's alternative retiree medical pro- gram. In connection with the lease financing, the City will lease certain real property to the Authority, and the Authority will lease such property back to the City. Those wishing to comment on the proposed lease financing may either appear in person at the public hearing or submit written comments which must be received by the City Council prior to the public hearing. Written comments should be sent to the City Clerk, City of Beverly Hills, 455 North Rexford Drive, Room 290, Beverly Hills, CA 90210. BYRON POPE, CMC City Clerk I June 17 - June 23, 2010 Page 5 I l