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By By Carolyn Berlin | February 8, 2006
In response to Jack O'Neill's Community Commentary, "Let's stop the personal attacks" in the Jan. 28 Burbank Leader, his comments struck me as odd -- that council candidate Bill Wiggins' record as a former city councilman and current airport authority commissioner were off limits. According to O'Neill, criticizing a voting record and actions as a public servant is a "personal attack." As an active supporter of Councilman-elect David Gordon's campaign I am very pleased that he won his first bid for election to City Council.
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By By David Gordon | February 1, 2006
First, I wish to thank all the dedicated, hard-working people who supported me in my campaign to win election to Burbank's City Council. I would also like to thank all those who may not have supported me, but nevertheless participated in this special election. Included in this latter group is Jack O'Neill, who opted to vote for Bill Wiggins. I accept O'Neill's congratulations on my election victory ("Gordon wins in tight race, "Jan. 25). However, I flatly reject his assertion of "character attacks and misrepresentations" or "personal attacks against Mr. Wiggins" somehow being associated with my campaign.
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By By Jack O'Neill | January 28, 2006
Congratulations to David Gordon on being elected to the City Council ("Gordon wins in tight race," Wednesday). I appeared before Gordon many times when he was on the Planning Board and, whether we agreed on something or not, I found him at all times to be open and available to me. No one bringing a project before the Council or Planning Board could ask for more, and I always appreciated my dialogue with him. I wish him much success as he joins...
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By By Mark R. Madler | January 21, 2006
Candidates David Gordon and Bill Wiggins have pulled ahead in the money race, with $24,000 and $16,700 respectively. DOWNTOWN BURBANK -- Walking door-to-door, making phone calls and airing cable television commercials are among the methods five candidates in the special City Council election are employing in the final days of campaigning. Two of the candidates -- David Gordon and Bill Wiggins -- meanwhile, have pulled away from the pack in terms of money raised for their campaigns.
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January 7, 2006
CONFIRMING FACTSDavid Laurell's ode to Bill Wiggins for the vacant City Council seat ("New man, new year," Community Commentary, Dec. 21) would be positively laughable if the issues facing Burbank were not so serious. Something I have never understood is how politicians, even ex-politicians such as Laurell, are so comfortable in mangling the truth. Let me point out some of the falsehoods in Laurell's letter: "Wiggins was a major force in the Chandler Bikeway." That's not my recollection.
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January 4, 2006
Platt project expected to begin With nearly a year passing since the City Council approved the controversial Burbank Media Center mixed-use project, Platt Cos. has yet to start construction on the Olive Avenue site. Platt still needs to acquire two parcels of land totaling 13,000 square feet owned by the city's redevelopment agency. The developer is also still working out financing for the project. Commonly referred to as the Platt project, the Burbank Media Center is a 500,000-square-foot mixed-use development of condominiums, retail space, a restaurant, a church and two parks.
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By By Eric Michael Cap | December 28, 2005
I read with perplexed curiosity David Laurell's "endorsement" of Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority Commissioner Bill Wiggins for City Council and couldn't disagree more. Laurell claims that Wiggins has protected Burbank from the negative impacts of an expanded airport. Nothing could be further from the truth! Wiggins, along with fellow commissioners Charlie Lombardo and Don Brown have in my opinion misrepresented and sold-out the residents of Burbank. The nighttime curfew "carrot" is a mirage, an empty promise unenforceable by law. The airport authority had gotten the message from the voters of Burbank in two elections to sell the property intended for the expanded airport.
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By By Mark R. Madler | December 28, 2005
This is the fifth in a five-part series where the Leader speaks to the candidates for January's special election to get their takes on the issues.In getting his message out to voters, Bill Wiggins is hoping that they will take his experience and policy of openness into account when casting their ballots in next month's special City Council election. As a former councilman and mayor, Wiggins is the only candidate from a field of five who has previously served in an elected position.
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By By David Laurell | December 21, 2005
As the holiday season subsides and the new year begins, residents of the city of Burbank will be asked to select a representative to serve on the City Council for the next three years. In this particular election there is one candidate that clearly stands out from the rest: Bill Wiggins. Since the early 1990s, Bill Wiggins has played a vital role in enhancing the excellent quality of life that Burbank offers to those who live, work and visit here. He has done that by steeping himself in the issues that face our city; being responsive to those whom he serves; and, perhaps most importantly, by possessing the unique quality of being able to work with divergent interests to identify what is best for our city, our neighborhoods and our overall quality of life.
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By By Mark R. Madler | December 10, 2005
q1Candidates in special City Council election tackle issues of growth, traffic and housing in League of Women Voters debate.DOWNTOWN BURBANK -- Reducing traffic congestion, creating affordable housing and protecting the city's neighborhoods were among the topics raised Thursday night during a debate of City Council candidate's running in next month's special election. Defining smart growth and how to achieve it was also a hot topic during the debate sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Burbank/Glendale.
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