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February 14, 1990 | MATHIS CHAZANOV, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Edward S. Kreins, the strong-willed city manager of Beverly Hills whose greatest achievement, a monumental new Civic Center, has been stalled indefinitely because of a contract dispute, announced Tuesday that he will retire at midyear. Kreins, 55, had said as recently as December that he was enjoying his job and that retirement "would depend if I was happy or not." But that was before contractor J. A. Jones Inc.
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February 14, 1990 | MATHIS CHAZANOV, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Edward S. Kreins, the strong-willed city manager of Beverly Hills whose greatest achievement, a monumental new Civic Center, has been stalled indefinitely because of a contract dispute, announced Tuesday that he will retire at midyear. Kreins, 55, had said as recently as December that he was enjoying his job and that retirement "would depend if I was happy or not." But that was before contractor J. A. Jones Inc.
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October 15, 1992
The City Council renewed City Manager Mark Scott's work agreement for another year at its meeting Tuesday. Scott, who has been city manager since April, 1990, will continue at $115,000 per year, the salary he started with when he was hired. The city has also agreed as part of the employment package to sell Scott his city-owned 1990 Ford Taurus. Scott will pay $8,000 for the vehicle at 6% interest over a three-year period.
NEWS
June 2, 1988
City Manager Edward S. Kreins has presented the City Council with a proposed general fund budget for fiscal year 1988-89 of about $63.3 million in expenditures--an increase of less than 2% over last year--on revenues of about $62.8 million--an increase of 7%. The difference between revenues and expenditures would be made up from a balance of nearly $2.6 million carried over from the current fiscal year.
NEWS
November 20, 1986
The City Council took no action Tuesday on a suggestion to spend $10,000 to study whether the abandoned water treatment plant at La Cienega Park can be put to use. Vice Mayor Benjamin H. Stansbury Jr. said it might be worthwhile to convert the structure to a public meeting hall, but his suggestion that money be allocated for a preliminary study won little support. Councilmen Robert K.
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March 2, 1990 | STEVE PADILLA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Just two months after he began work, Santa Clarita's planning director announced that he will leave the city in April to become city manager of Beverly Hills. Mark Scott, who was Beverly Hills' director of environmental services before joining the Santa Clarita staff Jan. 2, said he had not planned to leave his new post so quickly. But the Beverly Hills offer, he said Thursday, "is such an opportunity. I wouldn't have left for any other job."
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October 15, 1987 | JOHN L. MITCHELL, Times Staff Writer
Despite estimates that the city's new Civic Center will cost $8 million more than expected, the Beverly Hills City Council decided Tuesday to proceed with the project as planned without making major modifications to force savings. The $8-million increase will push the basic construction costs of the project to $87 million. Interest and other expenses will drive the total cost to $159 million over 20 years. The city's staff presented the council with a list of potential cuts totaling $3.
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March 2, 1986 | MATHIS CHAZANOV, Times Staff Writer
The Beverly Hills City Council has put off a decision on changing the rules that govern walls, fences and hedges around private homes. Building inspectors were told to continue their policy of not issuing citations to residents whose too-tall fences violate the municipal code, and the matter was referred to five neighborhood groups for further consideration.
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August 9, 1990 | KENNETH J. GARCIA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Former City Manager Edward S. Kreins' lengthy tenure in office cast a long shadow over Beverly Hills. But this week, part of that shadow was erased. The Beverly Hills City Council on Tuesday approved an ordinance that ensured that any city police and fire chief who serves for five years can't be fired without just cause.
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