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Burbank candidates forum tomorrow night

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The very important Burbank Primary Nominating Election is next month, February 22 and the candidates are stepping up their campaigns. Lately, I’ve seen more and more campaign signs in various neighborhoods. Also, the candidates are holding meet and greet sessions with voters.

Last Saturday, I attended a get together for city council candidate, Emily Gable-Luddy, in the Rancho area. Around 20 or so residents shared their concerns and views with Luddy.

Voters have several chances to check out the candidates before marking their mail -in ballots.  Tomorrow night, Wednesday January 19,  in the  Burbank City Council chambers, beginning at 7 p.m., the League of Women voters of Glendale/Burbank is hosting a candidates forum. There are four contenders running for two seats on the Burbank City Council: Jackie Waltman, Emily Gabel-Luddy, Bob Frutos, and Gary Bric.

Four candidates are on the ballot for three open seats on the Board of Education: Ted Bunch, Roberta Grande-Reynolds, Dave L. Kemp, and Gregory Bragg.  You may submit questions for the candidates to the league in advance by email or phone. Details here.

Also, you can click over to the Burbank city website and view the candidates’ video statements and get a feel for where they stand on the issues and concerns of this community.

The last day to register to vote in this primary election is Monday, February 7, 2011. Also, there is countdown to that Tuesday, February 22 election in the far right column of this website.

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3 Responses to Burbank candidates forum tomorrow night

  1. Anne V Wednesday, January 19, 2011 at 12:40 am #

    Thank you. I have been trying to find out when the forum is to be held. It is nowhere on the city website, and I could not find it in the Leader. This has to be so far the most low key campaign ever…. I suppose it is going to heat up after the forum, once we hear something from the candidates. Signs are beginning to sprout up here and there. I just hope it stays clean.

  2. Fronnie Wednesday, January 19, 2011 at 1:06 am #


    I did not see anything about the forum on the
    Burbank city website — even though it’s
    taking place in the city council chambers. I
    think that’s odd. I too hope the election stays
    clean — and the candidates stay focused on
    the issues and the concerns of the citizens
    of this town.

  3. DixieFlyer Thursday, January 20, 2011 at 3:00 pm #

    Dear Anne & Miss Fronnie,

    Your observations “pint” true.
    For some reason, maybe too many “executive” meetings tor “planning purposes”, Election info has been sparse.

    Even the Leader has FAILED to publish interviews with each candidate that COULD show SOME positions taken or even eventually FORSAKEN as the campaign progresses.

    Are the candidates responsible for the slow take-off of this City Council campaign?

    Have some been slow to respond, and that held up the newspapers efforts at “sharing” as some kind of “strategy”??

    As usual, the City website & TV6, provide TOO MUCH filler junk.

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