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Krasne Seeks Return to City Council

The former Beverly Hills mayor names government openness, accountability and support for schools as her top priorities.

Former Beverly Hills Councilwoman Nancy Krasne can’t wait to return to her old job.

“I have the experience, integrity and vision to do the job people expect from their elected officials,” Krasne told supporters earlier this month when she launched her campaign for one of three open seats on the City Council.

Krasne, who served as mayor from 2009-2010, narrowly lost her re-election bid two years ago to Councilman Julian Gold. 

“She is smart, analytical, honest and fiercely independent,” said Herb Young, a former Board of Education president who introduced Krasne at her Jan. 13 kickoff. “Nancy will devote the time and energy to evaluate each issue before coming to a conclusion.”

Krasne alluded to this quality when she told supporters that she would work “…to ensure a new era of openness and accountability at City Hall. My vote is not for sale.”

The former mayor is a 30-year resident of Beverly Hills. She served on the Planning Commission from 2003-2007 prior to being elected to the council.

Krasne reminded voters that she has been a strong opponent of Metro’s plans to tunnel under Beverly Hills High School.

“As a former working mother and the only school teacher in the race, I have consistently and vocally opposed tunneling under BHHS and I have stood shoulder to shoulder with the school community,” she said.

Krasne described her support for city schools as “unwavering” and said she supports a strong Joint Powers Agreement funding the schools. Current Board of Education members Lisa Korbatov and Brian Goldberg have both endorsed Krasne and serve on her campaign's steering committee.

“Nancy is concerned about the whole Beverly Hills community,” committee member Woody Clark told Patch. “She (recognizes the) need for new leadership … while sustaining the city’s environmental, cultural, economic and social values.

Krasne will hold a public meet and greet session Wednesday, Jan. 30 and Wednesday, Feb. 6 at 4:30 p.m. at Brooklyn Bagels, 262 S. Beverly Drive.

There are six council candidates running for three seats on the March 5 ballot.

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George Vreeland Hill January 29, 2013 at 03:28 AM
She is a woman who cares about our city. I never met her, but want very much to do so.

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