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parcel tax would create a revenue stream for the schools. He would not be in favor of a percentage and only be in favor of a flat fee. "Santa Monica's done it successfully," he said. "They.'re sitting on a reserve of, I think, $20 million for their schools." Board member Noah Margo, who has been in charge of reaching out to the community in regards to a possible tax increase related to the Measure' E bond, said he would prefer to stay clear of the issue and wait until after the November election to discu.ss the parcel tax. At the end of the discussion, he said it was important to lo0k at any options. Manaster said the issue was time sensi- tive because if the board wanted the parcel tax on the ballot during the March elec- tions, it would need to meet an upcoming deadline. If not, they would have to fund a special election. The proposed tax would require 66.67 percent of voter approval. Bond measures only need 55 percent of voter approval. Manaster said the community should be approached to reach a compromise. "We're considering this. VCe won't go forward with it if we're funded in a rea- sonable way,  said Manaster. "However, after the election, if we conclude that without it, we're going to be in very dire circumstances,, there are very few other options." - Manaster said the board would be dis- cussing exempting seniors, spreadihg the tax among renters in a multi-unit property, and taxing commercial businesses at the same flat rate as residents. Previous parcel taxes failed in 1987, 1990 and 1991. The 1990 parcel tax failed by four votes. S. Almont Drive residents seek stricter parking restrictions to curb burglaries Citing a recent string of burglaries, 75 percent of residents on the 100 block of S. Almont Drive signed a petition requesting the City impose stricter parking regulations on the block. Accompanying letters from residents 'suggested a "No parking anytime" restriction would deter would-be burglars from casing the street for potential targets. That request was denied last week by the Traffic & Parking Commission, which voted 5-0 against the residents' request for "No parking anytime" except by permit regulation. The commission also voted 4-1 to decline staff's recommendation to imple- ment 1-hour parking, except by permit, to make the block consistent with other nearby streets between Charleville and Wilshire boulevards. The City currently enforces a 2- hour parking limit, except by permit, on the 100 block of S. Almont Drive. The City Council is scheduled to consider the matter Nov. 13. Wedding bells Lilly and David Lewis of Beverly Hills announce the upcoming marriage of their daughter, Stephanie, to David Kiderman, son of Deitra Kiderman, of southern Florida, and Michael Kiderman, of New York. The wedding witl take place Oct. 20. Stephanie and David, who both reside in New York City, met in 2008 while traveling on a Birthright trip to Israel. The bride is a graduate of New York University and is a tele- vision producer with Leftfield Pictures, Inc. The groom is a graduate of Arizona State University and is in medical sales with Verathon Medical. Commissioner Lester Friedman was the lone commissioner to vote in favor of the "l-hour parking restriction. Friedman said he favored uniformity with nearby blocks, which already have a 1-hour parking limitation. Commission Chair Julie Steinberg, who did not favor changing the parking regula- briefs cont. on page 7 ttl Z N _1 N -1 O ft. O N Z O ) ttl Z N _1 kl N ,d O n The Beverly Hills Police Officers Association , Invites You TO Attend The B LACK AN D WH ITE GALA A Salute TO Beverly Hills' Finest Monday, November 5, 2012 The Beverly Hilton 6:00 P.M. - Silent Auction 7:30 P.M.- .Dinner "01 OI 1-1 1111 zl ml ol o I OI 11 OI Black and White Tie Optional To Purchase Tickets or To Place an Ad in Our Tribute Journal Please Contact The BHPOA 310.550.4551 ' Info@BHPOA.com www.BHPOA.com "UI OI !:1 OI rrll Zl 1111 . = i i i i i i i i i i iii ii i iiiiiiiii iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii iiiiiii n iiiiiiiiii ii iii iiii iiiiiii ii iiii i ii iiiii i i i III I I October 11- October 17, 2012 Page 5