BURBANK — Candidates vying for three seats on the City Council squared off Monday in their first debate since the primary and perhaps the only joint forum before the April 14 election.
The six candidates concentrated on the economy, job creation and retention, traffic and transportation, development, and the environment at the round-table sponsored by the Burbank Assn. of Realtors at the association’s Magnolia Park headquarters.
Kimberly Jo, who has served as the chief information officer for Los Angeles County, began the discussion by framing the challenges to come. The city manager’s office last month implored department heads to cut 5% from their budgets for the coming fiscal year because of an expected $7.2-million deficit in 2009-10, which could grow to $15 million by 2012-13.