Holmby Hills Residents Want Annexation by Beverly Hills

The Holmby Hills Homeowners Association has asked Beverly Hills to open its borders to include 40 properties.

Members of Los Angeles' wealthy Holmby Hills neighborhood north of Sunset Boulevard are fed up with the poor maintenance of roads by the city of Los Angeles and believe Beverly Hills can do a better job, according to the Los Angeles Times.

That's why William Fleischman asked the Beverly Hills City Council earlier this month to consider annexing some 40 properties of the Holmby Hills Homeowners Association north of Sunset Boulevard and east of Beverly Glen Boulevard.

However, Beverly Hills Vice Mayor John Mirisch told the newspaper that he does not support the idea of annexation:

"I'm very opposed to it," John Mirisch said. "I understand people would like to have our services—the kinds of roads we have, the police and fire response. But extending the borders is not the solution."

The Times also reports that if part of Holmby Hills were to join Beverly Hills, L.A. would lose a hefty sum in property taxes. The area seeking annexation does not include the famous Playboy Mansion, which is located south of Sunset Boulevard in "Lower Holmby," according to the newspaper.

To read the full Los Angeles Times report, click here.

Would you support Beverly Hills annexing part of Holmby Hills? Tell us in the comments section below.

cutop July 31, 2012 at 05:03 PM
@Marty - You seem to be pretty knowledgeable about this. Can you please explain to me why BH would be sharing the property tax revenue with LA? I understand that these houses property tax will not increase despite the value of their house invariably increasing by way of becoming "Beverly Hills" properties. I also understand that the tax revenue is fairly fixed. I would want to know what that estimated tax revenue B.H. can expect to collect is for these ~40 properties... and, in turn, what the estimated costs of providing city services to this area would set BH back. Basically, I want to see the data so we can see if it makes sense financially. And I would also like to know if there are any non-financial issues we should be considering.
James Fontaine July 31, 2012 at 11:54 PM
Ohhhh Can we add my apartment to the list? PuhhhleeeeeeaZe... I live 4 blocks from Santa Monica. Yeah, it would be nice to have their city services, but I would MOVE there if I wanted to live in Santa Monica.
Marty August 01, 2012 at 02:19 AM
I thought the LA Times article mentioned sharing of property taxes, but i don't see it today. This article makes a vague reference:: http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2012/07/31/potholes-push-holmby-hills-residents-to-back-90210-annexation My knowledge is limited to what I've read (and heard) in the local media. Hopefully John Mirisch will chime in.
cutop August 01, 2012 at 10:02 PM
Thanks for that, Marty!
Ace T August 02, 2012 at 06:27 AM
LA needs to be split into at least 5-10 different cities. Everyone would greatly benefit from better Police, better schools, better roads. Why is Bel Aire and Holmby Hills combined not one city? Brentwood? Hollywood? If Vernon with 100 residents can be it's own city so can the rest. I hope people wise up and split up LA. All the best schools and police are outside LA city control (Beverly Hills, Hermosa, Redondo, Culver City etc...). You people all pay for services you don't get. It's called robbery and should not be tolerated.


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