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Measure B passed and the fight is over but if you’d like to keep informed about issues in Burbank please check in on my other blog: Burbank Viewpoints. In the upcoming months there will be decisions that will effect everyone who lives here. A flurry of developments downtown and in Magnolia Park NEED public input.  THIS MEANS YOU! I hope you’ll bookmark the blog or Like our Facebook page (same content at both locations.)  And please share with your concerned friends and neighbors. Thanks for your interest in fighting Measure B!

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Election Results

Below are the results from last night’s Measure B vote. Of course we’re disappointed by the outcome, but I can tell you our little band of neighborhood volunteers aren’t going away anytime soon. The Yes on B campaign spent over a $100,000 on advertising and outreach. Add to that, the close to $200,000 the airport authority paid the city to put the measure on the ballot. So around $300,000 and months of blanketing the community with glossy mailers. That up against a volunteer campaign where people paid out of pocket a few hundred dollars here and there. Too little too late. But at least we did our best.

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If you are unhappy with how this turned out please get involved with your comminity. Save Burbank Neighborhoods and Burbank Viewpoints are good websites to bookmark. Local elections have a direct impact on your lives. Get involved! I’m looking forward to getting involved with the City Council primary election in February. And as always in Burbank, there will be plenty of airport issues for years to come. So get involved and stay involved.

TONIGHT is the final city council meeting!

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This is it folks. The final city council meeting before the vote on Measure B. We need every supporter available to attend the meeting. The Yes on B folks are showing up to call us NIMBYs and LIARS and who knows what else.  We need your support TONIGHT more than ever.  Here is some general information on council meetings. You can park behind City Hall off Orange Grove or in any of the city parking lots nearby. It’s usually best to arrive no later than 6:oopm to make sure and not miss the first public comment phase. Even if you don’t want to speak out, we need your presence there! Please come to the meeting!

Join us tomorrow for the final city council meeting!

This is it folks. The final city council meeting before the vote on Measure B. We need every supporter available to attend the meeting. The Yes on B folks are showing up to call us NIMBYs and LIARS and who knows what else.  We need your support tomorrow night more than ever.  Here is some general information on coucil meetings. You can park behind City Hall off Orange Grove or in any of the city parking lots nearby. It’s usually best to arrive no later than 6:oopm to make sure and not miss the first public comment phase. Even if you don’t want to speak out, we need your presence there! Please come to the meeting!

Shame.

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Burbank homeowner Frank Macchia’s comments in another post deserve a greater audience. I decided post his thoughts below:

I’m so incredibly disappointed and repulsed by the Burbank City Council, City Manager and City Attorney in their response to the demands last night at the Oct 25 2016 meeting for a town hall meeting before the Nov 8 election to get some clear answers to our questions in regards to problems residents foresee in Measure B. They spinelessly refused to provide more information to our questions regarding the so-called Super Majority and more flights by telling us “they can’t campaign” so they can’t respond publicly to our questions about more flights, NextGen, easement land grabs, pollution and traffic! I guess members Rogers, Frutos, Luddy and Talamantes were okay to “campaign” when they argued Yes on the ballot info guide but now that we have concrete questions they can’t answer them. I thought we lived in a democracy but I guess in Burbank that doesn’t apply! Shame on City Council members Talamantes, Gabel-Luddy, Rogers and Frutos for giving away our rights to their appointed Airport Commissioners and SHAME on the City Manager and City Attorney for pushing through such a bogus loss to quality of life for Burbank residents. SHAME!!!

Join us Tuesday night!

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Please join us at this week’s city council meeting Tuesday evening. Here is some general information. You can park behind City Hall off Orange Grove or in any of the city parking lots nearby. It’s usually best to arrive no later than 6:15 to make sure and not miss the first public comment phase.  Look for the maroon “Save Burbank Neighborhood” shirts so we can say hello!