“Q&A Congressman Henry Waxman”

[Issue #676]
Henry Waxman, our representative in
Congress, stated in your recent interview
with him, “Some people are saying they
would rather have no subway than that
particular tunneling underneath the high
school. I can’t agree with that.”
Henry, how many of your grandchildren
are going to Beverly High after YOUR sub-
way goes directly under their school?
You don’t need my vote and I don’t value
your opinion on this very important matter.
There have been two small earthquakes in
Beverly Hills this month. Need I say more?
I haven’t read or heard that Beverly Hills
says, “Forget the subway.”
It is really very sad that the ONLY rea-
son [Metro] is pushing so hard for the high
school route is that is where the huge money
payoff is located and no one is denying that
fact!
Herb Wallerstein
Beverly Hills
“City Council authorizes $80,000-
spending cap for 2013 municipal
election” [Issue #674]
The Beverly Hills City Council campaign
spending limit in 2003 was $50,000. As the
winning candidate had approximately 2,200
votes he spent about $23/vote.
The spending limit for the 2013 campaign
has been set at $80,000. Assuming the win-
ning candidate still needs 2,200 votes this is
about $36/vote.
Are perks for city council members so
valuable that candidates are willing to spend
this amount of money per vote? Or is there
something that the rest of us do not know?
I ran for city council in 2003. I did not
spend $50,000. I was not last.
Paul Bernstein
Beverly Hills
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Planning commissioner’s
resignation could change
outcome in 8536 Wilshire
decision
Former Planning Commissioner
Nanette Cole’s resignation last month
created an unusual procedural situation
at last Thursday’s Planning Commission
meeting.
At its meeting on July 26, the Planning
Commission directed staff in a 3-2 con-
sensus to prepare a resolution approving
the conversion of space in an office build-
ing at 8536 Wilshire Boulevard from retail
use to medical use for a 15-year term.
That resolution came back for an offi-
cial vote at last week’s Sept. 13 commis-
sion meeting, but instead of approving the

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