is up-front and direct, and like how she votes or not, she votes her conscience.
What you see is what you get. But that directness often belies her enormous
strengths and abilities. Few people have ever served on our council with a
better grasp of how city government really works.”
Rudy Cole, Contributing Editor, Beverly Hills
Week of February 9th, 2009 - Briskman leads City of Beverly Hills delegation to
Councilmember Linda Briskman is in Washington DC the week of February 9th,
leading a delegation from the City of Beverly Hills including Police Chief David
Snowden and City Manager Rod Wood. For four years Linda has led our City's
legislative advocacy efforts in Washington (and Sacramento). Beverly Hills now
has key relationships with Senators Boxer and Feinstein, and Representative
Waxman. The City delegation is spending this week continuing successful efforts
to have Washington support our transportation goals and law enforcement and
safety needs. To date Beverly Hills has received over $2 million in federal
support. With new leadership in Washington and the economic and financial
stimulus packages being considered by Congress, this is a very critical time for
our City to have a strong presence in Washington. Briskman is sending out an
update on the advocacy efforts during the the week, and a summary of the visit
at the end of the week.
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"You’re currently considered the go to person when it comes to seeking
funding in "Sacramento and Washington. How will you approach efforts in
light of the budget problems in California and the new Obama administration?"
"I have 100 percent support from our legislative leaders in Sacramento ...
(District 23 Senator) Fran Pavley and (42nd District Assemblyman) Mike Feuer are
big supporters ... I plan to go to Sacramento perhaps in the next couple of
weeks if this budget crisis doesn’t reach some kind of solution. I’m already
scheduled to go to Washington in February with the City Manager ..."
... Linda Briskman hosted her kickoff on the east end of Beverly Hills, Sierra
Beverly Vista's Co-President Jen Schwartz' son, Max, checked in residents with a
name tag reading “Re-Elect Linda Briskman.”
Greeting attendees at the entrance was Briskman's campaign manager, Jerrie
Heslov, president of The Maple Counseling Center. She was joined by
well-known resident Michael Karlin, who opened Linda's speech. “In these hard
economic times, we cannot afford to have a City Council without the most
experienced leaders,” he said. “Linda has served us well. I hope she will be our
(Former Mayor) Delshad echoed Karlin when closing the incumbent's
kickoff. “The City needs Briskman's experience to move forward,” he
said. “We cannot (in these harsh economic times) have on-the-job-training.”
“We are writing to urge you to run for reelection to the Beverly Hills
City Council. Now, more than ever, we are concerned about the state of the
City.” In the middle of November, more than 150 residents took out an
ad in The Courier begging Linda Briskman to run for a third term on the City
They asked Briskman to run because she has the “leadership and
experience” to make tough decisions in the looming financial crisis and
felt her “advocacy in Sacramento and Washington D.C.” was vital.
Incumbent Linda Briskman was one of eleven candidates filing for the three open
Beverly Hills City Council positions. The election will be held on March 3, 2009