Anti-prayer arguments smack of hysteria
I can’t understand why people get contentious about prayers before
Irv Rubin apparently went into hysterics about a Christian prayer said
before a City Council meeting. He is head of the Jewish Defense League.
City Manager Bud Ovrom said the denominations of the ministers who
deliver the prayers rotate each week.
That sounds fair enough.
I think some perspective has to be brought into the discussion about
the use and type of public prayers. They can have positive effects on any
Some people like to create a Constitutional argument about anything.
It definitely keeps lawyers busy.
Framework is no coup for residents
Anyone reading Wesley Greene’s letter (“Credit for pursuing airport
solution”) in the Dec. 1 Leader would know that it’s Wesley who is “out
to lunch,” or at the very least, has been doing a great Rip Van Winkle
I hope that Mr. Greene will not be shocked to learn that for six of
his sleeping years, the city of Los Angeles has kept the airport from
expanding as a result of their environmental lawsuits, in which Los
Angeles said that “the Airport Authority’s past actions to expand the
airport, through a series of projects, without preparation of any
Environmental Impact Report, constitutes an implicit practice and policy
of segmentation of airport projects, in violation of the California
Environmental Quality Act.”
Los Angeles then named 30 such projects that the airport has embarked
on since 1977. In January the Second District Court of Appeals agreed
with Los Angeles.
I don’t know if Mr. Greene if fully awake yet, but the time for Mayor
Stacey Murphy and Councilman David Golonski’s “pursuing of negotiations”
is over; they, along with City Manager Bud Ovrom, Councilman Bill Wiggins
and Councilman David Laurell, all appear to have made up their minds and
are holding up the Framework for Settlement as a wonderful deal for
Burbank. As a result, they’re on a fast track to getting it implemented
by segmentation, instead of bringing the entire plan forward as suggested
by Councilman Bob Kramer.
Mr. Greene, before you start slamming you door on the “Burbank Airport
Petition” volunteers, you better check to see how you and your family
will be impacted by 1,000-plus flights, 24 hours a day, as projected by
the proposed transfer of flights from LAX and the airport’s Part 150