BURBANK — The City Council approved a new 50-year agreement with the Burbank Unified School District on Tuesday for communal use of athletic fields, establishing a partnership to jointly plan, develop and use parks in Burbank.
The new deal, approved 4 to 1, replaces a previous agreement the council had enacted in 1988.
Councilman David Gordon voted against the long-term deal because of the cost and lack of provisions for a 10-year public review on the project.
“Considering our current financial situation,” Gordon said, “I thought it was very appropriate to do the 10-year review.”
The Burbank and John Burroughs high schools’ projects, approved by the council in February 2007, have an estimated cost of more than $16 million.