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.
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