A 30-year veteran of the public sector, Emily Gabel-Luddy began her service to Burbank a decade ago when she was appointed to the Planning Board. She brought her experience of working for the Los Angeles Department of Planning at all levels, including history as a zoning administrator and establishing the Urban Design Studio that focused on developing tools to integrate pedestrian and urban infrastructure to create more walkable neighborhoods.
After leaving her post in Los Angeles, Gabel-Luddy began lecturing for the landscape architecture program at the USC School of Architecture.
"This is not the time for on-the-job training," she said. "I have the time and the passion to devote myself to the work that is needed for Burbank."
Why are you running for Burbank City Council?
Public service is important to me. As a professional city planner with more than 30 years of practical experience working with diverse communities to address a full range of environmental, traffic and land-use issues, I believe I can bring an important perspective to our City Council deliberations.