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. —
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