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Rising number, volume of street performers spark debate in Burbank

Jerry McQueen lives in Sherman Oaks, but he was in downtown Burbank enjoying a bite to eat Monday while watching Carla Buffa sing and play guitar at the corner of San Fernando Boulevard and Palm Court — the pedestrian area that was formerly part of Palm Avenue.

McQueen said he’s made trips to Burbank with friends to see performances, including one by a performer who uses the social media app Meerkat to broadcast his performances live, and he thinks “most of the time it seems like a good thing and people enjoy it while they’re waiting for a movie or dinner.”

“I know it draws a lot of people down here,” McQueen told