BEVERLY HILLS—The Beverly Hills City Council voted during a special meeting on December 17 scheduled by City Clerk Bryon Pope that the March 3, 2015 City Council election has been cancelled.
The eligible candidates equal the number of seats open. Only Mayor Lili Bosse and Vice Mayor Julian Gold filed their paperwork by the 5 p.m. deadline on December 5. The council voted to appoint incumbents Bosse and Gold to their second, four-year terms.
The California state election code allows for a municipal election to be cancelled if the number of eligible candidates is the same as the number of open seats. This also allows the council to appoint the eligible candidates to office.
“While I am very proud of our accomplishments and the positive results we’ve achieved so far, I am looking forward to continuing my work on behalf of our residents and business community to ensure healthy people, healthy economy and a healthy government to enhance the future of our beloved Beverly Hills and the quality of life we all value,” said Mayor Lili Bosse.
“I am very proud of what this City Council has accomplished in the past four years,” said Vice Mayor Julian Gold. “I am pleased and honored to be able to build on the work we’ve done and continue serving the people of Beverly Hills for another term.”
The projected cost of the election was at around $250,000. The last time a BH municipal election was cancelled was back in 1999. Citizens of BH elect five City councilmembers to serve four-year terms and elections are held in March of odd years, where either two to three seats are open.