After eight years of serving on the Burbank City Council, David Gordon was selected — for the first time — to serve as the city’s mayor.
Gordon has been elected three times in the last eight years yet has been passed over multiple times for the annual rotating position, which takes the majority vote of the council. But he did spend the last year serving as vice mayor, which is often a stepping stone to mayorship.
“It took eight years…but we finally made it,” Gordon said after he was selected for the position, which drew a standing ovation from the audience. “I will never take the people’s trust and confidence for granted.”
Councilman Gary Bric nominated Gordon for the position, citing his years of service.
“He has paid his dues, within reason,” Bric said. “At times. I think this council is very dysfunctional. I’m hoping we can change that.”
Bric’s motion was seconded by Councilman Bob Frutos, who has sided with Gordon on a number of issues since he was elected last year.