make mistakes. I, for one, have made my fair share over the years.
And I'm sure Murphy has made a few mistakes in her life. As a student
of psychology and sociology, I found many things affect one's good
judgment and common sense. I think the residents of Burbank should
give Stacey Murphy a chance to tell her story before we cast any
stones, and I for one have not forgotten all the amazing things she
has accomplished for our extraordinary community.
In my opinion, right now, Stacey Murphy needs the total support,
help and understanding of this enormously compassionate community.
I'm sure these are the darkest days in her life. Moreover, the public
should not forget and overlook all the outstanding deeds Stacey
Murphy has done for Burbank. Let's remember the first-rate job and
years of service Stacey provided the city. More important, as a
20-year resident of the city, I believe she should be able to keep
her seat on the City Council, pending, God forbid, a felony
conviction. And I for one believe that will never happen.
In America, a person is presumed innocent until proven guilty.
Let's not judge this devoted and dedicated city official before all
the facts are in front of us. With any luck, the true story will come
out beginning Aug. 25, when she is arraigned. Until then, let's give
her the benefit of the doubt.
For the past 10 years, Stacey Murphy has worked selflessly for the
city of Burbank and its residents. Now it is time for her to do the
selfless thing again. She should resign as city councilwoman.
The city of Burbank will be OK without her. There is nothing more
important right now than reestablishing stability for her children
and taking responsibility for her own future.
This isn't about shame. This isn't about prejudgment.
This shouldn't be about pride. This is a time for reevaluation of
priorities and living a life that you love.
She should give herself breathing room.
I think Stacey Murphy should take a paid leave of absence until