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Mary's Vision

“We live in a time that calls for experienced leadership with fresh ideas. As the Beverly Hills Unified School District Board President, I led the Board to transform the Safety and Security program at our schools, save the District tens of millions of dollars, and put into place a new vision and strategic plan. Now, I’m running for City Council to bring my experience and ideas to securing our future.” - Mary

  • Enhance Safety and Security
    • Hire more police officers, ensure competitive compensation packages, and streamline the hiring process. • Increase patrols and visibility for our neighborhoods, businesses, and places of worship. • Expedite the creation of a dedicated BHPD Metro unit and a police substation at the new La Cienega subway stop. • Invest more in crime prevention technology and officer resources to enhance public safety efforts. • Advocate for a City Attorney to prosecute misdemeanor crimes in Beverly Hills
  • Expand Resident Services
    • Continue to support BHFD’s nurse practitioner program and related services to better help seniors age in place. • Expand senior services, resources, and programs in the City and at Roxbury Park. • Partner with BHUSD to create a city-operated Beverly Hills Early Education Center at Hawthorne School offering preschool, daycare, and after-school programs for our families. • Create an Emergency Renters Assistance Program to offer short-term rental subsidies, housing conflict resolutions and mediation services for renters to partner better with property owners.
  • Ensure Fiscal Responsibility
    • Hire an independent permanent city auditor to ensure accountability, transparency and reduction of wasteful spending. • Implement more stringent review of consultant and vendor contracts. • Use zero-based budgeting to mitigate wasteful spending and allocate resources where most required. • Stabilize and regulate essential service fees for residents.
  • Planning For Our Future
    • Update the 2010 General Plan to better address traffic, density, parking, housing, retail, and sustainable long-term vision for our future in major corridors and neighborhoods. • Respond to housing needs of young professionals, families, and seniors by partnering with developers or offering better incentives. • Address long-term traffic plans including the impacts of cut through traffic to our Southeast and Southwest residential neighborhoods. • Create a Utility Infrastructure Plan to reduce power issues and our dependence on SoCal Edison, and invest in infrastructure to improve quality of life. • Review and Improve the business permitting and inspection process to make doing business in Beverly Hills easier.
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