We have an extraordinarily popular president with high approval ratings. But we still need the Republican Party to criticize and to promote alternatives. Will they always be correct? Of course not. But without opposition, a ruling group quickly becomes a tyranny.
Local government is no exception. We have seen many instances of malfeasance and incompetence in city governments throughout this region, many of which have come to light through the dedication of a few individuals who shine light into dark corners.
Even if we had no such problems in Burbank, it’s still a good idea to make sure that all corners are well lit. If this causes offense to a few people in our city, so be it. If so many are thus offended, then Gordon would not have been reelected.
SAG solution still in preproduction
Regarding “Actors nearing new deal,” April 22:
Actors compete for work. A new contract, protecting and governing what actors do and get paid for, will only increase the chances any reliable actor has to be paid for his craft.
Enjoying your home entertainment environment, little thought is paid to the selection process behind each and every face that passes in the story you are watching unfold. Having a valid contract for the members of the actors union who supply these faces will surely lead to better economic times for Burbank, for the other union members, and for all the vendors and ancillary shops and support companies. Catering and cleaning services can all start to recoup as this lengthy labor dispute faces the final hurdle.