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Planning Commissioner Enters Race for City Council

Vice Chair of the Planning Commission Brian Rosenstein announced he intends to run for one of three council seats that will be up for election in March '13.

Nine months before voters go to the polls in the City Council race, Planning Commission Vice Chair has thrown his hat into the ring.

“I am writing to announce my decision to run for a seat on our Beverly Hills City Council,” Rosenstein said in a letter dated June 11 that was mailed to registered voters.

The three council seats held by Mayor , Vice Mayor , and former Mayor and current Councilman  are up for grabs in the March 5, 2013 election. Mirisch told Patch he intends to run again.

“There’s still a lot left to do to make the culture at City Hall more resident-friendly,” Mirisch said.

Brien and Brucker have yet to publicly declare their intentions, though they are likely candidates. Former Mayor has told friends that she is likely to run again. During the last council race in March 2011, . Krasne and former Mayor Jimmy Delshad did not seek re-election.

Rosenstein, a fourth-generation resident, is the first candidate to make a formal announcement. (To read more about Rosenstein's family ties to Beverly Hills, click here.)

“My vision for a better Beverly Hills includes municipal government that provides superior city and public safety services that meet the needs of our community, is fiscally responsible and supports our local businesses,” he said in the letter, noting that these goals include “working closely with our school district.”

In the mailer, Rosenstein refers to his current service on the Planning Commission and his experience as a member of the Traffic and Parking Commission. He is also the treasurer of , a board member of the and a volunteer with the .

A small business owner, Rosenstein is a member of the and serves on the City Council’s .

“I am looking forward to this next phase of service and to working with you as we continue to improve our community,” he said, inviting residents to contact him at 310-906-0230 or via email to share and discuss their concerns.

The letter states that it has been paid for by “Rosenstein for City Council, 2013.” 

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