With the election of Bob Frutos to the City Council last month, Burbank stated that it wants change on the dais. With the general election fast approaching, voters should continue that trend.
We endorse David Nos and Jess Talamantes for City Council.
Nos, a businessman, and Talamantes, a retired fire official, are the best suited to give the council a new start, unencumbered with the long-standing and mostly pointless grudges between Council members.
Both have had their share of controversy. Nos, who touts his real-world business experience as a boon for the city, filed for Chapter 13 bankruptcy after his longtime printing business CBFS, Inc., struggled during the recession. Talamantes was roundly chastised after saying the DeBell Golf Course was “too big to fail.” Critics considered this tone-deaf, given the city's precarious finances.