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Charitable Solicitations Commission

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.  For additional information on Charitable Solicitations see our Helpful Links and How the Community Can Help.

To view audio/video of past Charitable Solicitations Commission meetings, click this link: Archived Charitable Solicitations Commission Meetings

Charitable Solicitations Ordinance:

Why Do I Need a Permit? 
Charitable Solicitation Permit Informational Letter

 CSC Commissioners Picture 2022

Commissioner Terms:
Ira M. Friedman  07/01/18 – 06/30/24
Jodi K. Galen 01/01/20 – 12/31/25
Kevin Lipton 07/01/21 – 06/30/23
Kathy Melamed 01/01/21 – 12/31/26
Steven I. Smith 07/01/19 - 06/30/25

5 member Commission
2+4 year terms
Rotation of Chair is held in January
Liaison: Police Department
Charitable Solicitations Commission Secretary:
Rocio Kershenbaum


Commission Schedule
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  • City of Beverly Hills
  • 455 North Rexford Dr
    Beverly Hills, CA 90210
  • (310) 285-1000
  • Monday-Thursday 7:30AM-5:30PM
  • Friday 8:00AM-5:00PM

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