San Fernando Road and Palm Street, I stopped in the red zone outside
the bank to let him out of the car (there were no parking places open
in the area) and immediately left the area. The duty officer told my
son that I should have received a ticket for the stop.
If people are going to visit this crowded area, it would help to
have several drop-off places designated and drivers allowed to stop
and discharge their passengers. It will apply even more to the
drop-off of children, disabled persons and the elderly retirees who
are living and moving in to the adjacent area.
Also, the police officers assigned to control the area can be less
aggressive toward the public to make Downtown Burbank more
NORM W. ALLEN
Salt Lake City
Business growth a double-edged sword
As I was reading the Los Angeles Times recently, I ran across an
article regarding business taxes in Los Angeles. It's interesting
that a $10-million office or store pays around $59,000 in annual
utility taxes and license fees just to do business in L.A., compared
with $9,300 in Pasadena and $904 in Burbank. Burbank obviously is
very attractive to businesses because of its low taxes. But is that
really a good thing for the residents of Burbank?
I wonder about that as I watch traffic congestion grow every year
In many ways, it seems as if businesses are slowly taking over
Burbank while pushing out single-family residents. Perhaps we need a
bit more balance between business and residential growth in Burbank.
Think about it the next time you're stuck in traffic here.
How about less and
quieter horn blowing
Regarding your question about what issues I would like to see the
Burbank City Council work on: What is being done to eliminate the
trains blowing their horns all night long when they go by the Buena
Vista Street and San Fernando Road crossing?
Some are so loud and go on for blocks and blocks.
There must be something that can be done.