The City Council gave Peter Cottontail awfully short notice this year, but he will still be expected to make an appearance — or at least drop off thousands of colorful Easter eggs — at McCambridge Park March 30.
Yes, Burbank’s Egg-Stravaganza, canceled last year due to budget concerns, will be back. There won’t be quite as elaborate a presentation as in previous years: no goody bags and no game prizes. Judie Wilke, director of park, recreation and community services, will be scrambling with her staff to pull this party together. Not only will they be put in the position of hunting down last-minute supplies, they’ll also have to beg for last-minute volunteers to help out that morning.
A majority of Burbank’s council members, three of whom, we note, are incumbents battling it out for the two remaining seats in the upcoming election, were not persuaded by naysayers. They decided that a last-minute approval of $8,000 to put on the unbudgeted event was, well, chicken feed. Only one councilman, Gary Bric, who has two years left in his current term, voted against the idea.