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POLL: Do You Agree With BHUSD Vote for $132K Metro Lobby Payment?

The Board of Education approves a $132,062 payment for a firm lobbying against Metro.

Beverly Hills Unified School District Board of Education members voted Tuesday to pay a Washington, D.C. law firm more than $130,000 as part of its quest to stop Metro from building a subway tunnel under Beverly Hills High School.

Board members voted 4-1 to pay $132,062, which is nearly nine times more than the firm’s existing $15,000 a month lobbying contract. The fee covers bills submitted earlier this month that represent work to prepare for a — National Environmental Protection Act—challenge in federal court.

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Here's what some readers had to say:

Beverly Hills is going to tap out Measure E funds fighting an unwinnable war against a rail line that doesn't affect them at all. We have truly crossed through the looking glass. —

[The subway tunnel] has already impacted plans for construction at the high school. —

Boy am I mad! We are being had by the BHUSD Board of Education and using our Bond Monies as their personal slush fund. —

What do you think of the BHUSD decision? Take our poll and tell us in the comments section below.

Tim Dax August 31, 2012 at 02:09 AM
time we all get together for one another and move on. rail is the only way. rail IS the only way. the 21st century awaits. ;) go MTA!
Amie Barnes August 31, 2012 at 05:26 AM
Sick of Beverly Hills denying access to millions of LA area residents. These deep pockets will never see a public transit seat, but they continue to waste money in an attempt to block access to those who need it. As a Beverly Hills resident I'm ashamed.
Carol Spencer August 31, 2012 at 03:58 PM
Voting large sums of money from various sources to pay lobbyists followed by future legal costs may put Beverly Hills into a position that it must file for bankruptcy. What will happen to their 'pride' then?
Ira kaplam September 02, 2012 at 08:14 PM
its time bhusd stopped unwinable tactics designed to benefit noone and further dilute scarce public moneu

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