While the rest of Burbank slumbered, the City Council, staff members and a few stalwart citizens were in City Hall until nearly 4 a.m. Wednesday for a council meeting that had begun at 6 p.m. the night before.
How is it possible that such a meeting could become a test of physical endurance that takes 10 hours to complete? Blame it on an overambitious agenda jammed with items that have been postponed because the council simply has not met frequently enough in recent months, according to some city officials.
As we report this week, there have been only 11 City Council meetings since the current council was sworn in 27 weeks ago. In an unsettling trend, the council has been meeting roughly twice a month since May, sometimes having schedule conflicts such as joint meetings with various boards or commissions.