Sherman, 48, had represented California's 24th district since
1997, and continues to participate in discussions about issues close
to the Burbank community -- airport noise and keeping film production
from leaving the country. "He's had staff people at a lot of events,"
City Manager Bud Ovrom said of Sherman. "All of the congress- men
have been particularly helpful in setting up [the Feb. 26] meeting
with the [Federal Aviation Administration]."
Sherman plans to attend the Washington, D.C. meeting with FAA
Administrator Marion Blakey next month, which is expected to include
representatives from the Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport's three
city councils, the Airport Authority and other state representatives.
The group intends to ask the federal agency for guidance about the
facility, including the prospect of replacing the airport's outdated
"I've been involved in the issue of airport noise all along,"
Sherman said. "I hear Burbank airport noise near my [Sherman Oaks]
As the state looks to address its $35-billion deficit, the
certified public accountant is seeking ways to funnel federal dollars
into Burbank transportation projects, and to help the state with
money for health care, schools and emergency services.
"The federal government should be doing more for edu- cation and
more for Medi-Cal," Sherman said. "You'd do a lot to stimulate the
economy and stimulate jobs by providing aid to states so that they
can contin- ue to hire people to teach our kids and safeguard our
The congressman has been a long-term proponent of reigning in
runaway film production.
"I've not only advocated but cosponsored bills to try to do
something about it," Sherman said.
Burbank constituents can stop by his district office at 5000 Van
Nuys Blvd., Suite 420, in Sherman Oaks or call the office at