We commend the Burbank City Council for voting this week to allow the often-embattled David Gordon to transition to the role of mayor.
Gordon has waited a long time for this ceremonial post — eight years, in fact. It took him until now, after a one-year stint as vice mayor, to garner enough votes among his colleagues to be given the gavel. Only the outgoing mayor, Emily Gabel-Luddy, abstained from the vote, saying she did so because she had not seen enough evidence that Gordon has the time to make himself available for the varied activities a mayor must attend on behalf of the city.
A year ago, the Leader editorial board wrote we approved of the council’s decision when they gave him the vice-mayor position, as we believed him to at least be deserving of a chance to build coalitions and continue moving the city forward.