Thanks again to the Burbank Leader for your recent coverage of the Verdugo Pool construction status. Without your continuing stories, how would anyone in Burbank know what is happening with the pools, swimming and aquatics? Perhaps Burbank's new public information officer, Drew Sugars, will improve the communications between Burbank officials and the swimming community.
I did get a rare email from the Park, Recreation and Community Services Department on June 28 stating that the City Council would discuss extending the swimming season on July 24. Indeed, the last agenda item on the city website for the City Council meeting on July 24 is “Extension of 2012 Aquatics Season — Step One.” I hope the department communicates this issue and the meeting agenda to swimmers, other pool users and Burbank residents.
The routine has been for the council to put this issue on an agenda, hold a hearing, authorize specific funds to extend the swimming season, and then the pool(s) stay open through September, or maybe even October.