Beverly Hills Patch, May 5, 2011: City Hires Consulting Firm for Fight Against MTA

Arnie Berghoff & Associates will advocate for a subway route that travels under Santa Monica Boulevard and does not require tunneling under the high school and homes.

By Marie Cunningham (Patch Staff) – Updated May 5, 2011

Beverly Hills has hired a Los Angeles-based public affairs consulting firm to advocate for the for the Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s Westside Subway Extension.

Arnie Berghoff & Associates, led by Beverly Hills resident Arnie Berghoff, will utilize strategic consulting and government relations to promote a subway route that would travel under Santa Monica Boulevard to a stop at Avenue of the Stars in Century City.

The firm will conduct meetings with Metro and elected officials to stress Beverly Hills’ opposition to the Constellation Boulevard route, which would involve tunneling under Beverly Hills High School and residential properties.

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