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Next Tuesday is Election Day in Burbank,  but there will be no polling places. City Hall staffers sent out a press release yesterday about the Primary Nominating Election. It was a reminder that if you want your vote to count in this election you have to mail it in or drop off your ballot at City Hall or other designated places.

Also, the release announced that the City Clerk’s Office at City Hall is  “…accepting voted ballots weekdays between 8.a.m.and 5 p.m.”  On Saturday, February 19 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Election Day, February 22, from 7 a.m. to  7 p.m.,  you can deliver your ballots to these drop-centers.

  • Burbank City Hall – 275 E. Olive Avenue
  • Joslyn Center – 1301 W. Olive Avenue
  • Tuttle Center – 1731 N. Ontario Street
  • Buena Vista Library – 300 N. Buena Vista Street
  • McCambridge Recreation Center – 1515 N. Glenoaks Blvd

All voted ballots must be handed over to the City Clerk’s Office by  7 p.m. Election Day. Registered voters who have not received a ballot in the mail are advised to call the City Clerk’s Office at (818) 238-5851.

Gary Bric and the Screenland Drive sidewalk flap

Councilman Gary Bric got his wish for a second vote on sidewalks for the 1800-1900 block of North Screenland Drive at last Tuesday’s council meeting.  In the first vote last December, Councilmen David Gordon and Jess Talamantes joined Bric in opposing sidewalks there. The reason: the majority of residents who live there are against them and signed a petition saying so.

Shortly after the vote, Councilman Bric changed his mind and set the wheels in motion for a re-vote. Last Tuesday, only Dr. Gordon opposed the re-vote — now set for March 8. Also, only Dr. Gordon seemed to be concerned that the sidewalk proposal from City staffers had some outright fabrications in it. Apparently this is business as usual at City Hall.

The experience has many who live on that section of  Screenland Drive calling for a change in Burbank and showing their support for city council candidates Bob Frutos and Jackie Waltman.

Photo: FLLewis/Media City G -- 1800-1900 North Screenland Drive February 5, 2011

Photo: FLLewis/Media City G — 1800-1900 North Screenland Drive February 5, 2011

Media City Groove Endorsements

I’ve talked a lot about the need for new leadership on the Burbank City Council to bring about the necessary changes in the city. It’s time to put that talk into action. That’s why I’m endorsing city council candidates, Bob Frutos and Jackie Waltman.

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