The lone incumbent in the Burbank City Council election, Gary Bric spent four years on the Traffic and Transportation Commission before he was elected to the council in 2007. The 50-year Burbank resident served as mayor from May 2009 until the following year and said he believes the city still needs the common sense he brings as a small-business owner and councilman.
Nighttime noise relief in the area surrounding the airport initially prompted Bric to run for City Council, but the difficult budget times have kept him committed to the city, he said.
"We are going to have difficult decisions to make with the budgets during the next four years," Bric said. "And it's important to have that experience on the council."
Why are you running for Burbank City Council?
I feel my experience as a small-businessman and my previous four years on City Council will assure the residents of Burbank the high quality of life that we have all come to enjoy and deserve will continue.