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GENERAL (Mail-In): April 11th, 2017 – Official City Election Info
CITY COUNCIL Candidates (2 seats) * = endorsements
Quick reminder to please exercise your Civic Duty & VOTE in our Local General Election. There are 4 remaining Candidates competing for 2 City Council seats. You can still Mail In your Ballots (incl. on Election Day – Tuesday, April 11) or drop them off @ McCambridge Rec. Ctr., Buena Vista Library, City Clerk’s Office, Joslyn & Tutle Centers today until 4pm today or on Election Day until 7pm. Additional Election Day sites incl. BHS, JBHS, John Muir & Thomas Edison schools. Good Luck to all the Candidates!
GENERAL ELECTION RESULTS: * FINAL * | City webpage
Ballot’s Cast = 11,555 (17.4%). Precincts: 29 of 29 (#1) 29 of 29 (#2)
CITY COUNCIL (2 seats)
Bob Frutos: 6,300 votes (54.5%) * ELECTED
Sharon Springer: 5,666 votes (49.0%) * ELECTED
David Gordon: 5,287 votes (45.8%)
Juan Guillen: 3,783 votes (32.7%)
Congratulations to BHS VMA’s In Sync and Impressions choirs for their outstanding performances and results at Show Choir Nationals 2017 this past week! Show Choir Nationals is one of the premier competitions in the entire country, and for In Sync to win for the first time ever, and Impressions to place 2nd were amazing achievements for our program. Everyone had a wonderful time in Nashville, TN! Links: In Sync Nashville FLICKR Photos | Impressions – Hart Encore FLICKR Photos
Primary (Mail-In): February 28th, 2017 – Official City Election Info
Leadership Burbank Forum Video | Save Burbank Candidate Interviews
CITY COUNCIL Candidates (3 seats) * = endorsements (** Full)
SCHOOL BOARD Candidates (2 seats) * = endorsements (** Full)
Char Tabet*: Website | FaceBook | Email | Finance 1-2 | 468-6066
Steve Frintner: Website | FaceBook | Email | Finance 1-2 | 381-7640
CITY CLERK (1 seat)
Zizette Mullins** (running unopposed): Email | 438-7554
CITY TREASURER (1 seat)
Debbie Kukta** (running unopposed): Email | 238-5880
PRIMARY ELECTION RESULTS: * FINAL * | City webpage
Ballot’s Cast = 10,902 (16% of 67K Registered Voters)
CITY COUNCIL (3 seats) * = April General Election
Jess Talamantes: 5,485 votes (50.9%) * ELECTED *
Bob Frutos: 5,320 votes (49.3%) * runoff
David Gordon: 4,799 votes (44.5%) * runoff
Sharon Springer: 3,914 votes (36.3%) * runoff
Juan Guillen: 3,176 votes (29.5%) * runoff
Greg Sousa: 2,465 votes (22.9%)
Konstantine Anthony: 2,117 votes (19.6%)
Bob Carr: 1,429 votes (13.3%)
SCHOOL BOARD (2 seats)
Steve Frintner: 5,745 votes (59.4%) * ELECTED *
Char Tabet: 5,510 votes (57.0%) * ELECTED *
Larry Applebaum: 5,398 votes (55.9%)
CITY CLERK (1 seat)
Zizette Mullins: 7,946 votes (100%) * ELECTED *
CITY TREASURER (1 seat)
Debbie Kukta: 7,972 votes (100%) * ELECTED *
Thanksgiving Sermons: Pastor Dr. Ross Purdy – “Be Thankful” @ Burbank Pres | Pastor Dave Stewart – “Celebrate Differently” @ South Hills Burbank. Picture c/o Mike Elman from Holiday in the Park with Councilman Bob Frutos & City Clerk Zizette Mullins. Cheers!
Christmas Events & Services: (check back for more to be added shortly)
Burbank Pres – Christmas Eve 12/24 @ 7:30pm. Christmas Day 12/25 @ 10:30am. Christmas Together (Live Nativity & Perf.) on Saturday, Dec 17th 6:30-8:30pm.
Our 2016 Local Election Endorsements & Value Voter Guide Links fyi:
Other Suggestions: U.S. Senator – Loretta Sanchez #36. U.S. Representative (28th District) – Lenore Solis #40. Assembly (43rd District) – Neither. Judges – Steven Schreiner #62, Efrain Aceves #65, Susan Townsend #69, David Berger #72. State Ballot Measures: See Below links.
*** Special Burbank Election Commentary: Vote NO on Measure B
I have many friends both opposing & supporting Measure B and have tried to keep an open mind and listen to both sides arguments for/against a new 14-gate 355,000 sqft terminal & governance changes. The main arguments for Measure B seem to be increased safety (distance from runway, seismic standards, ADA compliance) and improved passenger amenities & conveniences. Having flown into the recently built Sacramento airport, I can say it certainly was a pleasant experience & I have no problem with the modernization & improvements being proposed. That said, the Airport is safe “as is” & has a certain character/charm I would hate to loose if the replacement terminal is not done right (please see the unsightly, blinding RTIC car rental monstrosity). Unfortunately there are no actual architectural plans or models I can find to see what the replacement terminal might look like, so I guess we’ll have just have to wait & see.
There are many other concerns I have. The measure was rushed onto the crowded November Ballot instead of being voted on during our local City Elections next Spring where the topic could be debated in much more detail. Most people have no idea what Measure B really is & simply don’t have the time to read through all the measures on the Ballot (17 State + 4 County/Local) and make an informed decision.
There are serious environmental concerns that still need to be addressed. If approved, construction wouldn’t begin for about 5 years but it would take 5 years to complete. The proposed replacement site is toxic and would need to be cleaned up of all the hazardous waste ala the Empire Center & Home Depot sites and constantly monitored. The construction will have major negative environmental impacts on those who live adjacent to the site, as those adj. to the 5 fwy construction are suffering through. Some opponents have even expressed concern about possible Easterly take-offs over the Hillside based on old FAA documents, although it appears this is not possible based on current FAA rules that prohibit such take-offs due to the runways proximity to the mountains. And while the Airport has threatened to build a new terminal anyway if they loose on the SW Quadrant, this is not their preferred site as it would takes years more to build (7 instead of 5), cost Millions of dollars more, & may involve land-use related litigation with both the City of Burbank & Los Angeles.
South Hills Church hosted a wonderful BBQ honoring our Police & Firefighters at their Burbank Campus this past Sunday following their 10.45am Service. The BBQ was a culmination of their Love-The-818 campaign that included helping BUSD Teachers @ various school sites set-up their classrooms and providing Teacher lunches, helping BHC pack 100’s of free backpacks for kids who need them, BTAC undergarment drive, cleaning up Chandler Bikeway & serving at the LA Dream Center projects. In attendance were Burbank Mayor Jess Talamantes (ret. Fireman), his Mom & son Scott; Councilman Bob Frutos (ret. Police); BPD Police Chief Scott LaChasse & Dep. Chief Michael Albanese; and Police & Fire personnel from Orange Groove & Verdugo Fire Stations. It was an honor to serve the men & woman who keep us safe everyday! I also had the chance to chat to the Mayor about a number of topics including various aspects of Police & Fire Dept. operations (recruiting, sro’s), as well as the upcoming Airport Terminal vote. Thank You Pastor Dave Stewart and South Hills Burbank for spreading the love of Jesus throughout our community.