Guest Starring: the City Manager!

Last year the Courier dumped city salary data obtained though a long-stalled freedom of information request, and the immediate response from City Manager Jeff Kolin was a Patch post to address what could have been a PR disaster. That one-time counter-message didn’t herald a new era of City Manager communication. Even as our city expanded video programming and even inaugurated a news segment called Beverly Hills This Week, he’s been missing in action. Why? Here’s an opportunity to talk directly to the public about Council policy priorities, say, or the election. At $286,000 per year he’s paid like a media star. Where’s his star turn on Beverly Hills TV?