Photo: FLLewis/A Writer’s Groove — Burbank Police and Fire Headquarters
The Burbank Police Commission meeting yesterday ended a few minutes after it started. The meeting got underway shortly after 5:30 p.m. in the community room at the Burbank Police and Fire Headquarters. The first act of business was a motion by Commissioner Claudia Bonis to postpone the meeting due to the uncertainty created by the city council’s decision to review appointments to the panel.
During the discussion of the motion, newly appointed commissioners John Brady and James Etter were the most enthusiastic about going ahead with the meeting. However, others expressed concerns that the city council could remove and replace one or more commissioners at its meeting next Tuesday, June 16. So with a show of hands, the commissioners voted 4-to-3 to adjourn the meeting until mid-July. No doubt, the commissioners are hoping that by then the controversy surrounding the appointment of Brady will be over and they can get down to business.