Mark Scott’s first goal as Burbank’s incoming city manager is simple: to listen.
“I really need to spend the first two months getting to know people, and to listen to them,” Scott said in an interview Tuesday. “For a city manager coming into new community, the very first thing you want to do is to get to know your staff and your public.”
He’ll have a first chance to do so on Thursday afternoon at City Hall, where Burbank will be hosting a meet-and-greet with the city’s new top official.
“For 40 days now I’ve had this pent-up excitement of taking on this new challenge,” Scott said. “I’m pleased to get to a point where now I can turn my focus.”
Part of the introduction that he’s looking forward to getting involves a tour of Burbank with each City Council member.
“I need to see the city through their eyes,” Scott said.