As I begin my term as mayor, I want to take this opportunity to thank my colleagues on the council for giving me the honor to serve our community in this role. While I feel a sense of both pride and humility, my strongest feeling is a sense of urgency. Twelve months is not a long time and there is...
I’ve noticed a creeping lack of civility overtaking our society.
I came across an article in the Burbank Leader that both concerns and infuriates me. (“Split council OKs transitional living homes,...
Got a kick out of a new word on the front page of the Leader this morning (subhead to “Language class could be a...
I must have a lifelong misunderstanding. I was under the impression that the goal of education was to educate the individual.
As president of the Burbank Senior Men's Golf Club, I find I must respond to the continuous rants of Molly Shore in the Burbank Leader Mailbag relative to the DeBell Golf Club.
It was a sad day in Burbank when Dave Golonski was not re-elected to the City Council, a public servant who had served for more than 20 years.
Is it just me, or is anyone else getting tired of smelling that open cesspool at Burbank Boulevard and the Golden State (5) Freeway?
Burbank City Council members and city management personnel continue to insist that the money-losing DeBell Golf Club will one day become solvent (“DeBell is given another reprieve by council,” April 27).
Being selected by colleagues on the City Council to be the next vice mayor or mayor has absolutely nothing to do with votes garnered in an election.
I commend those involved in two major decisions for the good of Burbank.
Two years ago a Mailbag contributor wrote that Councilman David Gordon didn’t have the right to serve as vice mayor or mayor because he came into office with fewer votes than council members Dave Golonski and Jess Talamantes (“Passing over Gordon makes sense,” May 15, 2011).
I would like to send out a congratulations to Bob Frutos, David Gordon and Jesse Talamantes on their election wins, as well as a sincere thank you to Dave Golonski for his years as a council member and mayor of our great city.
If I believed in evolution, I’d fear we are devolving into apes with clubs, the clubs being words.
Re: “Too many studies, too little service,” Paul Dyson, Mailbag, April 6. While Paul Dyson correctly notes that there is too little train service in this region, it must be...
I would like to congratulate Jess Talamantes and David Gordon for their victories on Tuesday night’s general election. It was a hard-fought campaign and they deserved to win. I would also like to express my appreciation for David Golonski’s 20 years of service to our city. Dave, you...
After more than eight years, a directional signal hasn’t been installed at “five points,” the intersection of Burbank and Victory boulevards. I’ve done everything I could possibly think of peacefully doing to have the sign installed.
I understand from previous reports in the Burbank Leader that the Airport Authority has contracted with consultants to conduct a ground access study at a cost of about $1 million.
I see with the election drawing near, Golonski’s army is on the move. Wow. His soldiers are getting worried and on the attack. They bring David Gordon down and say what a bad council person he is. What a joke.
For those of you still undecided about the upcoming election, I would like to remind you that Dave Golonski and Jess Talamantes were two of the council members who two years ago voted to give away huge bonuses to several city employees at a time when we were in the worst recession in 75 years.
I am writing this letter in support of Dave Golonski, who is up for reelection to the Burbank City Council.
I've written to the Leader previously on year-round swimming at the public pools and it would be interesting to know about the City Council candidates’ positions on this issue.
The March 23 edition of the Burbank Leader included a letter to the editor asking why water was being released from a fire hydrant. Burbank Water and Power (BWP) is well into...
I grew up and went to school in Burbank and have always thought highly of the town. I would like to share an experience I recently had with the city of Burbank. With so much negativity in the press, this is most refreshing.
So he is young, born in Burbank and gay but what are Steve Ferguson's...
I will never understand why some Burbank citizens see David Gordon as their hero, a true man of the people. I see him as a distraction, keeping the other council members from taking care of city business in a balanced and timely way.
How many times have we read a line like this in the paper? “The sole dissenting vote was cast by David Gordon.”
You showed your bias by printing the picture of David Gordon with the caption underneath suggested by your reader, Carolyn Jackson.
I am responding to a letter (“David Gordon is bad for Burbank,” Mailbag, March 20) from Carolyn...
There has been a lot of talk about the election of returning council members and I am tired of names being bandied about without information behind opinions.
I'm curious why the city of Burbank encourages water conservation for its homeowners, even asking them to landscape with native drought-resistant plants, when on Bel Aire Drive and Magnolia Boulevard, an out-of-service fire hydrant has been spewing water into the sewer system at the rate of 5...
The ultimate outsider is now the ultimate insider, and it's time for him to go. Dave Golonski is a nice man, and certainly is devoted to Burbank.
I was surprised to read a recent letter in the Leader criticizing Councilman David Gordon for his behavior during City Council meetings. While I don’t agree with Gordon on everything, from the council meetings I’ve attended, it’s clear that he’s the only incumbent who...
A recent Mailbag item had a laundry list of criticism of David Gordon without any factual back-up. This is the type of misinformation Golonski gadflies have been writing for the past 20 years of his tenure.
I'm writing today in response to and in agreement with Carolyn Jackson's letter regarding Councilman David Gordon. The problems she cited, though enough to hopefully dissuade some from voting for Gordon, are only a part of the reason I find myself so dissatisfied with his City Council tenure.
I have known Dave Golonski for 20 years, since he first beat me for a seat on the Burbank City Council. I can truly say with no reservations that the voters made the right choice in electing him.
A January letter to the editor authored by well-known community members stated our schools are “in need of strong, mature leadership from people who understand how to work within a budget, people who have worked with parents, and have personal experience in working with children and their...
Dave Golonski has been our councilperson for the past 20 years. During that time Burbank has flourished while other cities have floundered.
I have known David Nos for nearly 10 years through various business and social circles. He is a rational, reasonable and considerate individual who shares my concerns for the future of Burbank.
It was extremely disappointing to read your critique of the Burbank city clerk’s office regarding the February election (“City...
I had the honor to serve as chair of the 2005-06 Burbank Charter Review Committee, a panel of 15 City Council-appointed volunteers, including now councilmember-elect Bob Frutos. Members of the committee dedicated more than 500 hours of volunteer time to this effort. The council had mixed reactions...
Your correspondents' attacks on Dave Golonski raise some interesting points. How is it that Golonski has kept his seat on the City Council for 20 years?
Kelly Corrigan writes (“Battle won, district preps to issue...
I am writing to share my concerns with the recent actions of Burbank school board candidate Steve Ferguson.
The primary nominating election held on Feb. 26 spoke volumes to Burbank City Hall watchers. In case you’ve been sleeping under a rock for the past few weeks (or sitting in traffic waiting to park at Costco), here’s the latest: The three candidates who garnered the majority of votes were...
In my mind, it is necessary to unseat City Council members Dave Golonski and Jess Talamantes to have a fair, democratic-way attitude on the council.
Whether they are an eyebrow-raising push for “Hot Topless Maids” or a pitch for more socially acceptable businesses such as a car wash, signs attached to vans, trucks or trailers that are used solely for the purpose of advertising have been banned by the City Council.
At previous points in columnist Ron Kaye's long and storied career, he would have embraced a maverick like Mike Gatto.