(From left to right: Commissioner Ira Friedman, Chair Joe Safier, Commissioner Pam Kraushaar, Vice-Chair Karen Platt, and Commissioner Steven Smith)
The Charitable Solicitations Commission, a five-member Commission appointed by the City Council, meets at 9:00 AM on the second Wednesday of each month in City Council Chambers, Room 280-A. The Commission is designed to regulate charitable activities in the City of Beverly Hills. The purpose is to protect charitable assets for their intended use and to ensure that the charitable donations contributed by the residents of Beverly Hills are not misappropriated through fraud or other dishonest means. The Commission also encourages these fundraising efforts to be run in a manner that will provide the most benefit to the charitable cause being served. The Chief of Police, as Director of Public Welfare, serves as advisor to the commission.
To view audio/video of past Charitable Solicitations Commission meetings, click this link: Archived Charitable Solicitations Commission Meetings