A lot of chatter around B-town about the sudden illness and disappearance from public view of Burbank Mayor Bob Frutos. It was because of Frutos’ absence at last Tuesday’s city council meeting that the controversial discussion, and
approval, ah, endorsement of the Bob Hope Airport Replacement Terminal Conceptual Term Sheet by council members had to be delayed. (that item was rescheduled to the November 16, 2015 council meeting)
Last night, I got an email statement from the mayor’s wife, Laura Frutos, about her husband’s condition: “Bob was admitted to the hospital last Monday night due to a problem with his inner ear which caused a severe vertigo incident. He was discharged and went home on Wednesday. Bob has been home recovering and taking it easy. He is looking forward to getting back to his daily duties and his job as Mayor very soon. We want to thank all of the well-wishers and we appreciate all of the good thoughts and prayers.”
She says the mayor has canceled his trip to Nashville this week for the National League of Cities conference because “he is not quite 100% at this time.” As for tomorrow’s city council meeting, the mayor’s attendance depends on how well he has recovered from the health issue.