Dennis Barlow, who has been Burbank's city attorney for 14 years, announced plans this week to step down in September. Before his arrival in Burbank, he worked as senior assistant city attorney in San Bernardino and in the county counsel's office in Yuba and Kern counties. Barlow says he only recently decided to step down, despite wishing he could stay to tie up loose ends.
GRETCHEN MEIER: What brought you to Burbank initially?
DENNIS BARLOW: Well, it was a good career opportunity, obviously. I grew up in Glendale, and it was nice to come back to where I grew up. You always look to move up professionally in your career, and as a senior assistant this was the next logical step.
Q: What has kept you here, then, for 14 years?
A: I like Burbank a lot. It's a great city to live and work in. I've really enjoyed the people, the community and the city councils I've worked with.