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Beverly Hills : Candidates to Cap Spending

Candidates for the Beverly Hills Unified School District Board of Education agreed to limit their campaign spending to $30,000 each after getting assurances that candidate forums will be televised on cable.

Sixteen candidates are competing for four spots on the school board in the Nov. 5 election. They will hold the first forum Sept. 15, from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. at Beverly Hills High School. Each candidate will have a booth for meeting informally with community members. At 3 p.m. the candidates will deliver their first formal speeches of the campaign.

Workers from the district’s cable station will tape the forum and play it later. The forums will also air on the city’s cable channel and the cable company’s public access channel.

Televising the forums will make it easier for candidates to reach a wide audience without spending a lot of money, said school board President Peggy Goldwyn.

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The spending limit, advocated by the League of Women Voters, is $10,000 less than the limit of four years ago, Goldwyn said.


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