Re: “A setback for neighborhood gates,” April 16. As the president of the Burbank Hills Homeowners Assn. I would like to clarify that the document submitted during the city planning meeting of April 14 was never presented as a “petition of signatures.” In fact, during my presentation at the meeting I said that I was submitting a list of 100 names and addresses that comprised three separate surveys done in our neighborhood. I also welcomed the Planning Board to contact the 100 names and addresses on the list. The video recording of that meeting, available for public viewing on the city of Burbank website, confirms that.
You can therefore imagine my shock upon reading the Leader’s article on April 16, that I had somehow presented a petition of 100 signatures, although half of them “appeared to be in the same handwriting.” The implication here is of fraudulently writing out signatures to bolster our request for gates in our community. My personal and professional reputation is of utmost importance to me, and for this reason, I felt compelled to write the editor to set the record straight.