Peninsula Elections 2020: Rolling Hills City Council 3 candidates, 2 seats

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Arun “Abel” Bhumitra

Professor, engineer, businessman


I will use my experience as a businessman, mechanical engineer and professor to bring logical solutions to the many issues facing our City. Among my priorities will be preserving our rural atmosphere, maintaining our tennis courts, enhancing mobile phone service, avoiding  new taxes and ensuring fire prevention with regular vegetation maintenance.

I have been president of the Rolling Hills Tennis Club, a block captain, and have been a Los Angeles County Energy commissioner.

Together, we can maintain Rolling Hills as a safe and serene place to live. — Source: submitted statement


Beatriz (Bea) Dieringer

Rolling Hills Mayor Pro Tem 

Los Angeles County Deputy DA


As a Councilmember since 2013, I focus on improving our residents’ quality of life. When I took office, our city had a crime increase, including many unsolved residential burglaries. As a career prosecutor, I urged the pursuit of all viable options, which led to the DNA identification and conviction of a serial burglar and a city-wide crime decrease.

As the only attorney on the Council and one who has tried over 150 jury trials, I help the city avoid costly litigation. Four pre-existing lawsuits resolved; there’s been no new lawsuits. I oppose city waste and additional taxes.

I network with other city leaders to fight legislation that threatens our quality of life. I advocate for my residents, including approximately 100 residents overcharged by a utility, which resulted in resident refunds. — Source: submitted statement


Jeff Piepeer

Rolling Hills Mayor, business owner


When my family moved to Rolling Hills in 2002 and built a house here I learned that many rules were not written down and treatment of residents wasn’t consistent. I subsequently served several terms on the planning commission and focused on getting the rules clarified. I like to fix things. Ours was the first council to focus on fire prevention. I plan to work on grants to underground utility lines and to leverage what we have to keep the city moving forward.

I have a marketing and design company and I’m strong on the big picture. I’ll help the city move in the right direction without disrupting who we are. Source: League of Women Voters forum, Oct. 11, 2020 



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