News, entertainment, opinion, and whatever sparks interest in Burbank the Media City
Fronnie Lewis - Editor

Tag Archives | community views

Photo: Janet Strong, North Screenland Drive resident, at a city council meeting in Burbank March 8, 2011

Community Views: Sidewalk rift, common decency, and the Burbank City Council

The City Council used to be the judge and jury of fairness for the Burbank community. The neighbors could ask for help with any concern. The council listened and with compassion addressed the issues of everyone fairly. Decisions were made by the council with intelligence. And, careful thought was given to what the people of Burbank needed. People who built this town. It was an honor to live here. Unlike Today’s council — with self righteousness, personal opinions and lacking in professionalism. The March 08, 2011 council meeting shows the... Read More →

Tags: , , , ,

Photo: FLLewis/Media City G -- A Luther Burbank student walked on the grass area along the 1800 block of North Screenland Drive in Burbank March 7, 2011

Community Views: Burbank sidewalk debate

The great sidewalk debate involves more than concrete. For me this issue involves the ethical treatment of people. The majority of residents on Screenland opposed the installation of sidewalks in their neighborhood but for their efforts they were much maligned as selfish people who didn’t care about the safety of children and wouldn’t accept change. The safety of children is often used as a specious argument to try to discredit an opponent as uncaring. I believe this characterization of the Screenland residents is dishonest. I believe the greater truth is... Read More →

Tags: , , ,

Photo: FLLewis/Media City G -- Luther Burbank Middle School 3700 Jeffries Avenue Burbank

Community Views: Burbank sidewalk controversy

My name is Janet Diel. As a 31 year Burbank resident, long time member of the Advisory Council on Disabilities and Chair for the Barriers Sub-Committee, I felt it imperative to present my views regarding the lack of sidewalks on 1800-1900 Screenland. For Seniors and Disabled members of our community sidewalks would allow street access to those with walkers, canes, wheelchairs and motorized scooters. It is discrimination to have them “move to the next street” to travel up the block. Having sidewalks would allow access for families with small children... Read More →

Tags: , ,