The Courier joined hundreds of residents and non-residents alike at three separate City Council campaign kickoff events in Beverly Hills on Jan. 7. Each provided a casual opportunity to meet like-minded supporters as well as fellow undecided voters. The day began with a morning event on Rexford Drive, where supporters gathered for Mary Wells’ kickoff. Then came a windy early afternoon gathering on Alta Drive on behalf of Craig Corman. Nooshin Meshkaty held the day’s final kickoff on N. Rodeo Drive. Formal programs featured public endorsements by current and former office holders in Beverly Hills and L.A. County (Board of Supervisors Chair Lindsey Horvath spoke at Meshkaty’s event.) For the most part, speeches by the candidates touched upon public safety, financial accountability, the housing element, the fight against antisemitism and other crucial issues at stake in the March 5 election.