Burbank City Council members on Tuesday expressed disappointment with what they said was a lack of communication with the public on the prolonged closure of the Verdugo Pool, which has been closed since 2008.
Mayor Dave Golonski said he'd received feedback from residents who don't typically weigh in on city issues, “but the consistent theme is that the silence from the city on the Verdugo pool has been deafening. And they're right. They're absolutely correct.”
Councilwoman Emily Gabel-Luddy agreed and called for much needed “face time” with the community through a public outreach meeting at Verdugo Park to keep residents informed about the progress of the project.
The comments came as the City Council approved a nearly $5.2-million construction contract with Novus Construction to revamp the pool facility. The total budget for the project is roughly $7.3 million and will include a new 50-meter pool, the addition of a second pool with water slides, and locker rooms.