Beverly Hills Appoints 2013 City Council
Posted by Sami Mello on Apr 1, 2013 - 3:59:49 PM
BEVERLY HILLS—A newly elected mayor and city council members were sworn in, March 27, at a special council meeting and reception at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
Fourth generation Beverly Hills resident, John A. Mirisch, was sworn in as the city”˜s mayor and announced plans for his new term.
During his speech, the newly appointed Mayor Mirisch, stressed the importance of government transparency. He said in order to bring about a connection in the community, council members need to be public servants rather than politicians.
Brien, Krasne, Mirisch, Bosse and Gold. Photo courtesy of the City of Beverly Hills.
Lili Bosse was sworn in as vice mayor by Academy Award winning actor and Beverly Hills resident, Sir Sidney Poitier. Poitier said Bosse was the “most amazing” candidate to represent the city.
Former mayor, Nancy H. Krasne (2009), was sworn in for another term on the city council. She said it is her duty to accurately represent the people of Beverly Hills and preserve the quality of life in the city, .
Mirisch, Bosse and Krasne will serve with returning member Julian A. Gold, and last year’s mayor, William W. Brien on Beverly Hills’ 2013 city council.
Over the years, Mirisch has consistently contributed to the wellbeing of Beverly Hills. He believes the amount of city employees should be regulated, along with their salaries, to ensure the city makes the most of its budget.
Previously serving as the city’s vice mayor, Mirisch made drastic changes. He opposed a raise in residential water rates and created a new plan that would prevent the construction of commercial high-rise buildings within the city limits. Mirisch also redeveloped plans for the new Roxbury Park Community Center that would preserve green space without compromising natural resources.
To serve the city’s residents, Mirisch created the Cultural Heritage Commission aimed at preserving historical architecture and the unique aesthetic of Beverly Hills.
Mirisch strongly advocates restoring parts of the city that are underdeveloped and underserved. He is committed to creating more livable neighborhoods and is currently leading the fight against Metro, who has plans to dig a subway tunnel under Beverly Hills High School.
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