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Letter: Councilman Rogers speaks out on “Reporting Out”

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Photo: FLLewis / Media City G -- Councilman Will Rogers at Burbank City Council meeting May 19, 2015

Photo: FLLewis / Media City G — Councilman Will Rogers at Burbank City Council meeting May 19, 2015

When I took my seat on the Burbank City Council in May I said I wouldn’t engage in the council’s recent practice of using the “Reporting Out” period to announce events attended since the previous council session. Among other reasons, I said – and still believe – the often lengthy readings offer more benefit to the council members than to citizens waiting for the council to get down to business.

The public is entitled to know what elected officials are up to in the city’s
service when not at the dais. But I’m certain there are means to accomplish
that without adding to the wait for those watching meetings to see city
business being done, and to be heard on the issues.

It’s taken me too long to create an alternative, and I can only apologize and
blame the crush of putting a council schedule atop work and home schedules.
But I can now offer access to all the information every council member
announces when “Reporting Out,” and a bit more.

Every month or two I’ll try to post on-line my calendar of city-business
activities for the period since the last calendar was published. These
listings also offer a bit more information than we’re accustomed to getting.
To see the first example, just point your browser to www.WillRogersBurbank.com.

Thanks for checking it out and, as always, please contact me with comments or
questions about this or any other city business at 818 238-5750, or by email at
WRogers@burbankCa.gov.

Sincerely,

Will Rogers

Member of the Burbank City Council

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Will Rogers is a first term councilman who won a seat on the panel in the Burbank General Municipal Election last April.

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3 Responses to Letter: Councilman Rogers speaks out on “Reporting Out”

  1. Mag Park Reader Sunday, September 27, 2015 at 5:44 pm #

    The man is an inarticulate, stammering buffoon. And a liar.

    “I can only apologize and blame the crush of putting a council schedule atop work and home schedules.”

    Work? When the last time Rogers actually had a job?

    How about that, Will?

  2. Ralph Persinger Monday, October 5, 2015 at 10:46 am #

    Kudos to Will for being the only council member at the last city council meeting questioning the alleged incident that occurred on the 3400 block of W. Magnolia Blvd. It seems everyone else on the board put their heads in the sand. Hoping this incident of gross disrespect from the owner of “Romancing The Bean” Kerry Krull and the Burbank Police Department to a neighboring merchant trying to exist in a tough economy, will just pass away and not morph into a major issue! THANK YOU FOR SPEAKING UP!

  3. Billy Wednesday, November 18, 2015 at 7:08 pm #

    How did this idiot end up on the city Council? He’s an ex con the treats the citizens of this great city like crap ! He thinks he knows it all. Even that liberal rag the Burbank leader fired his ass! One term and you’re gone a-hole

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