Just hours after delivering the state of the state address in Sacramento, Gov. Jerry Brown brought his message to Burbank Wednesday, meeting with several dozen local educators at Bret Harte Elementary School to discuss how his budget proposal would affect education on the ground level.
Brown spent about 20 minutes with Burbank Unified administrators providing an exchange that participants described as warm and frank.
“It was a good meeting,” Burbank Unified Supt. Stan Carrizosa said. “He sat down around the round table with about six or seven of us. It was a very intimate conversation. He was very open and honest.”
The governor asked the educators for feedback on his budget proposal, Carrizosa said, which includes putting tax increases on the November ballot.
“We did express concerns over the tax initiative being the saving grace of public school funding, and that if the taxes don't pass, that schools might experience additional cuts,” Carrizosa said. “We are nervous about that and we shared that with him.”