For years people of our city have endured traffic gridlock and parking nightmares.
This must change.
My proposals specifically address this crisis. We must immediately embrace real
solutions including encouraging regional public transit to reduce traffic into Beverly
Hills and controlling overdevelopment. We need to expand diagonal parking, add underground
and off-street parking, designated bike paths, traffic calming medians and a mini-bus
Recent city infrastructure improvement in the center of town created a pedestrian-friendly
environment and should be spread throughout Beverly Hills...beautiful sidewalks,
energy efficient lighting, smart crosswalks, benches which benefit seniors particularly,
plus green landscaping and trees which
Beverly Hills can be the greenest, most environmentally minded city, making a contribution
to reducing dependency on imported oil, addressing global warming, cleaning the air
and alleviating the traffic mess.
• Life-long resident of Beverly Hills
• Attended Hawthorne Elementary School
• Graduated Beverly Hills High School, served as senior class president, homecoming
honors,champion level athlete in football, soccer and track
• Wesleyan University, Connecticut BA and athlete
• Michael and his wife Aram Koushki were married in Israel in 2008. They attend Sinai
Temple where Michael had his Bar Mitzvah
• Jewish Big Brother and AIPAC member
• Michael is a real-estate investor in business with his father, Said Hakim, helping
small business merchants and managing housing for seniors and quality apartments
• Michael’s mother Yafa Hakim was a shop owner on South Beverly Drive for many years
• Long time BH Chamber of Commerce member
• Team Beverly Hills alumni
In Beverly Hills, public safety must continue to be a top priority! Michael strongly
supports our police, fire and paramedics. He is a long time leader of his neighborhood
watch and member of the Fire Wise Board for the city.
Michael worked to pass Measure E to ensure our public schools maintain their high
“My involvement in community activities, civic affairs and small business experience
convinces me that transparency at City Hall is essential. A reform minded-openness,
a sensitivity and respect which encourages residents to engage our challenges leads
to preserving and improving the special nature of our city."