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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.
We’re voting for Faith, Family & Freedom today. # Vote your Values!
Our Recommendations: Todd Royal* (State Assembly), Steve Stokes (US Representative), Ashley Swearengin (Controller), Pete Peterson (Secretary of State), Marshall Tuck* (Schools), Jim McDonnell (Sheriff), Proposition 1 – NO. [* denotes opposes AB 1266 – Co-Ed Transgender Bathroom/Shower Bill ]
Senate Election Watch: [@ 8:45pm] 6 Down 0 to Go! REPUBLICANS take the SENATE! (+9) Congrat’s to Rep Tom Cotton (AR), Shelley Moore Capito (WV), Mike Rounds (SD), Cory Gardner (CO), Steve Daines (MT), Joni Ernst (IA), Thom Tillis (NC), Dan Sullivan (AK) & Bill Cassidy (LA_ on their wins, as well as Senate GOP
Minority Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (KY). House Gains = + 13 Republicans. Governor Races: Greg Abbott (TX) & Scott Walker (WI) have both won easily! Rick Scott (FL) narrowly defeats Crist (D). Bruce Rauner ousts Pat Quinn (IL) & Nathan Deal wins Georgia! (+3 Gain)
Pastor Ross Purdy speaks about religious freedom & politics in his Pulpit Freedom Sunday sermon – “Rendering to God” at First Presbyterian Church of Burbank on 10/5/14. Scriptures: Matthew 22:15-22, Psalm 50:9-12. Worship Videos: Praise Band. Youth. Website: http://www.BurbankPres.org
Family Promise update: Last Thursday Burbank Pres hosted a special meeting to discuss all the exciting things happening with Family Promise of the Verdugos as we move towards re-opening early in 2015! Speakers included JP O’Connor, Sandra Thompson and new Board Members Debbie Merta Kukta (City Treasurer) & Zizette Mullins (City Clerk). Rep’s from various Host & Support Congregations were able to sign-up to house & feed homeless families and details were given re FPV’s “Restore the Dream” Benefit Dinner Nov. 14 at the Autry Center and “Houses for Change” program to create awareness of FPV and raise needed funds for our invaluable services. Special Thanks to Pie Awesome Pizzeria for generously donating some awesome pizza for attendees. Website: http://www.FamilyPromiseVerdugos.org
Easter Services schedule @ First Presbyterian Church of Burbank:
Maundy Thursday – Last Supper re-enactment. FLICKR Photos | VIDEO
Easter Sunday – 9:15am (traditional) & 11:15am (contemporary) – FLICKR Photos | FACEBOOK Photos | Easter Sermon by Ross Purdy @ Burbank Pres
I am writing to voice my strong disapproval of your vote in support of AB 1266, the Transgender Co-ed Bathroom Bill. I cannot believe the legislator I voted for in the past 2 elections would support such a horrendous bill. I am a Parent of a 6th grader in the BUSD and can tell you that my daughter and her friends are horrified at the thought of confused boys going into the girls bathroom, not to mention showers if they elect to play on girls sports team. Why would you choose to inconvenience 99% of our kids to accommodate a handful of students? Why do you care more about promoting the LGBT agenda vs. promoting Family values and protecting our children? I can also tell you the nearly every parent I’ve spoken to in the district and @ Church share my concerns. And this is not a partisan political issue; parents agree regardless of their political leanings.
Gender-confused children are allowed to use Teachers bathrooms in many schools and this should suffice. Some schools are assigning special gender-neutral bathrooms just for these children, again a much better & safer solution. I ask that you re-consider your support for this & move to repeal the law immediately before the voters do. As you know, the Bill is currently in limbo pending approval of a ballot measure to repeal it. Unfortunately Sec. of State Debra Bowen continues to deliberately circumvent the will of the people by first refusing to count all the signatures submitted, & after being ordered by a judge to count them, throwing out 131k signatures she claims are invalid, and doing everything she can to hinder & intimidate those challenging valid thrown out signatures. My husband & I vow to continue to educate parents & members of the faith-based community in Burbank on this issue, to hold lawmakers accountable for their actions, and to protect our Children’s Right to Privacy.
Links: Privacy for all Students website – FaceBook page | Pacific Justice Institute website – PJI FaceBook page | http://www.faith-freedom.com | http://www.watchmenministry.com | ACLJ.org | Mike Gatto website | SaveCalifornia.com/Not-Born-This-Way
* UPDATE 3/25/14 – PJI Files Lawsuit against Sec. of State Debra Bowen asserting enough signatures for Co-ed Bathroom Bill Referendum. *
Attn: Burbank Parents w/Kids – Free Family-Friendly Halloween Fun!
You’re invited to Fun Fest 2013, Thursday Oct. 31 6:30-9:30pm @ Calvary Chapel Burbank, 2707 N. Glenoaks Blvd Burbank, CA 91504. Our theme this year is “Jesus: The Rock of Ages.” We will have Food, Candy, Live Music, Carnival Style Games, Prizes & more. Games are aimed at kids 2 years – 5th grade but all ages are welcome (but no scary costumes please). Best of all, it’s all FREE!