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Burbank Election News: Candidates forums, election ballots, and Golonski mailer

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The Burbank General Municipal Election is Tuesday, April 9, less than three weeks away. The Burbank Association of Realtors is offering a free opportunity to hear the candidates discuss the issues and concerns of the residents in the Media City at two forums.

There are two seats up for election on the Burbank Unified School District Board. The candidates are: Larry Applebaum, Steve Ferguson, Charlene “Char” Tabet, and David Dobson. The contenders are scheduled to speak at the Burbank Board of Realtors meeting at 2006 West Magnolia Boulevard tomorrow, Thursday, March 21. Time: 8:30-9:30 a.m.

Also, tomorrow, the Burbank Association of Realtors will host a public forum for the candidates in the run-off for two seats on the Burbank City Council. This forum will be at the Burbank Central Library at North Glenoaks Boulevard and East Olive Avenue. Time: 6-8 p.m. The candidates are: David Nos, Dave Golonski, Jess Talamantes, and Dr. David Gordon.

Did you get your ballot?

I haven’t received mine yet.Voters are supposed to begin receiving those mail-in ballot packets after March 15, according to information posted on the Burbank city website.  Oh, I did get a mailer this week from Mayor/Councilman, Dave Golonski.

Photo: FLLewis/Media City G -- Mayor Dave Golonski at the city council meeting in Burbank, March 19, 2013

Photo: FLLewis/Media City G -- Mayor Dave Golonski at the city council meeting in Burbank, March 19, 2013

It showcases a glowing endorsement of the 20-year councilman from  our local Congressman, Adam Schiff.  Also, there’s a smiling photo of Golonski, with the representative of the 28th Congressional District, on this slick campaign postcard. It probably cost some serious dollars.

Clearly, the message from the mayor is he’s not going down or being voted out of office, without a fight. Watch out, Golonski is turning up the campaign heat!

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4 Responses to Burbank Election News: Candidates forums, election ballots, and Golonski mailer

  1. Resident Monday, March 25, 2013 at 7:42 pm #

    Golonski in a fight to keep his seat will certainly bring out the most negative side of Golonski. Many of us are weary of that negative side being aimed at other council members and the public week after week as we watch city council meetings. Golonski has been in office so long he considers it to be his private company to run and the condition of our streets shows that Golonski has the wrong focus for Burbank.

  2. Fronnie Monday, March 25, 2013 at 8:08 pm #


    I must agree. We got a dose of that negative side of Mayor Golonski at the city council forum last Thursday. It’s clear he considers his opinion or view point to be the only one that matters. Yes, it’s time for Golonski to move on. Hopefully, the voters will send him packing in next month’s election.

  3. Kevin Harrop Tuesday, March 26, 2013 at 10:29 am #


    Seriously. What Dave’s mailer means is that he wants to continue to serve the city of Burbank, and nothing more. There is nothing negative about it, Congressman Schiff has endorsed another candidate in the race, do I see you bagging on Jess for all his endorsements or his campaign tactics? No, I do not.

    Let’s do without the hysteria. Everybody who wants to paint Dave Golonski as some sort of ambitious politician may want to ask themselves why he has never stood for another office, like the Assembly.

    When the day comes for the debate on terms limits I will be there, and I will ask everyone who has complained about politicians hopscotching from one job to the next to stand in the back of the room and be quiet, because it is term limits that drives that.

    My appendix went bad about six years ago. I was glad that my surgeon was experienced. Since when is experience a bad thing?

  4. Fronnie Tuesday, March 26, 2013 at 3:00 pm #


    I got the Golonski mailer — so far I have not received one from Jess Talamantes. FYI, I’ll have a few comments about the Talamantes’ campaign in my next Burbank Election News post.

    Part of the term limits debate has been about how long is too long for a politician to stay in office.

    By the way, I judge the experience of my doctor differently than an elected official. I want my doctor certified and licensed.That’s not a requirement an elected official. However, when either one appears to be doing more harm than good — time to make a change.

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