In the May 10 Top Story (“Water official rips Gordon”), Burbank’s representative to the Southern California Metropolitan Water District, Glenn Brown, accused Councilman Dave Gordon of unilaterally and unnecessarily summoning him to report at monthly council meetings so that Gordon can “have more time before the [television] cameras” to prepare for the 2009 council election.
Gordon denied Brown’s claims.
I wasn’t at that May 6 council meeting, but from prior experience, I’d have to say the credibility rests with Brown.
I have watched and listened to Gordon in numerous council meetings. He seems to operate on personal priorities without concern for propriety. For example, when he campaigned for Philip and Carolyn Berlin from the dais during the last council election, he was on public salary in an official capacity at a publicly funded council meeting speaking to a captive audience. And he used that platform to tell us all how to vote.