Third, would they think it was fair to have to choose between 60
seconds or wait hours and hours to speak for three minutes?
If Laurell, Golonski and Murphy were honest, the answer to all three
questions is NO!
When I watch council meetings, I empathize with many of the speakers.
If the council ignored or sidestepped my questions, I would eventually
become exasperated and ornery, too.
The term gadfly is a disrespectful and abusive label for the
hard-working, decent folks who have the courage to face the council and
ask difficult questions, especially the tough questions about airport
expansion and our need for a 10 p.m. to 7 a.m. curfew and a cap on
As a Burbank resident and homeowner, I need to protect my investment
in my home. I value the people who gave up their personal time to collect
signatures for ROAR, and I appreciate each and every resident who signed
ROAR. I hope the residents of Burbank will look for the mail-in ballots
and vote yes on ROAR.
As for oral communications, Laurell, Murphy and Golonski can only
represent us properly if they listen to our ideas, suggestions and
concerns. It is also very important that the residents of Burbank be able
to watch council meetings and hear the council's responses and answers.
Let the good people of Burbank have five minutes of your time. We
deserve that much.