As the Community Outreach Director for the Beverly Hills Historical Society and the Founder of the Facebook page “Beverly Hills Historic Preservation,” conservation of historical resources in the City of Beverly Hills is always on my mind. Growing up “south of the tracks” in the 60s and 70s, I was and still am acutely aware of the city’s historical resources and the importance of preservation. I believe, in fact, that part of my life’s purpose is to ensure the historical legacy of the City of Beverly Hills for generations to come.
That being said, there isn’t a day that goes by that I am not thinking about this city’s great history and current events. Lately I have been thinking a lot about the upcoming City Council elections and this Sunday’s block of campaign kickoff events. As a voter, you should try to attend them all but you definitely don’t want to miss the one for incumbent Vice Mayor John Mirisch, which goes from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., at the home of Sam and Ardyth Freshman, 917 Benedict Canyon. John will be speaking at 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. There are currently three seats available on the city council board and six candidates in the running.
John Mirisch is a fourth generation Beverly Hills resident who, as a public servant, consistently and unabashedly uses his voice and his vote to put the interests of residents first. John has been outspoken and proactive about preserving the city’s historical legacy and resources, which is one of the many reasons why I support and endorse his re-election. He has a straight-forward, common-sense approach to government with a proven track record for fiscal responsibility. John both graduated from Beverly High and has a child in the BHUSD. His roots in the community are strong and the future of the city is extremely important to him.
Recently, my friend Tanaz Akhlaghi, Associate Partner at Partners Trust in Beverly Hills, sat down with John to discuss his bid for re-election. You can see the interview by clicking here.
Local elections matter and I would encourage all residents to become involved, attend the candidate’s kickoff events and vote on March 5, 2013!