LOCAL : Burbank Wants Airport Panel on TV

<i> From Times staff and wire service reports</i>

The Burbank City Council, which for years has been unsuccessfully pressuring the Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority to hold its meetings at night so the public can more easily attend, now wants the meetings broadcast on television.

The council voted Tuesday to ask the airport commission to allow the taping of its Monday morning meetings for broadcast during evening hours. The tape delay would allow residents who cannot attend the meetings to become involved with airport issues, said Commissioner Mary Lou Howard, who represents Burbank on the panel.

Council members and Burbank commissioners have repeatedly complained that it is inconvenient for the public to attend the authority meetings held at 9 a.m. on the first and third Mondays of each month.

The authority last week rejected a proposal by Burbank commissioners to have night meetings. It was the third time in four years that the authority has turned down such a proposal.


Composed of three representatives each from Glendale, Pasadena and Burbank, the authority oversees operation of Burbank Airport.