The city of Beverly Hills Special Municipal Election is on May 23, less than one week away. The election will decide two ballot measures, “B” and “C” pertaining to the Cheval Blanc Beverly Hills hotel (“the project”). “Measure B” seeks to adopt the City Council ordinance enacting zone changes and corresponding map amendments to permit the project. “Measure C” seeks to adopt the City Council ordinance approving the Development Agreement for the project.
The matter has drawn considerable attention and spirited discussion throughout the city and beyond.
By now, all 22,000 registered voters in the city have received Vote by Mail ballots from the office of the Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk. Many residents have already returned those ballots. Those who have yet to do so may use the following options to ensure their voice is heard in this important election:
Vote by Mail Ballots may be returned by U.S. mail, with no postage required. Ballots must be postmarked no later than May 23, 2023.
Vote by Mail Ballots may also be deposited in one of two official Drop Boxes in the city. These locations are City Hall (next to Kelly’s Coffee and Fudge) 455 N. Rexford Drive or Roxbury Park Community Center, at 471 S. Roxbury Drive.
In the alternative, an in-person Vote Center is located at the Beverly Hills City Hall Municipal Gallery. The Vote Center is open through Election Day. Hours of operation are from 10 a.m.- 7 p.m, from now through May 22. On Election Day, May 23, the Center will be open from 7 a.m.- 8 p.m.
A free subscription service called “Where’s My Ballot” will automatically notify voters of the status of their ballot, including when it is mailed, received and counted. To sign up for the service, visit https://california.ballottrax.net/voter/.
The Courier will provide election updates as they become available next week.