While Burbank is already “the envy of cities nationwide,” Brian
Malone hopes to keep the city in top form -- though if elected as a
councilman, he would face potential state budget cuts.
“We don’t know what those state challenges are yet,” Malone said.
The City Council hopeful will run against nine other candidates in
the Feb. 25 primary for one of two vacant council seats.
By being “meticulous in analyzing issues,” open-minded, and
interested in listening to residents’ concerns, Malone believes he
would add to the work of a council already tackling issues that are
high on his priority list -- including downtown revitalization and
“The city has a moral responsibility for providing affordable
housing,” the residential real-estate agent said.
Having worked on the city’s airport review committee, the
55-year-old candidate says he will “fight for protections against
noise and terminal expansion” at the Burbank-Glendale-Pas- adena
“If and when we were to have a replacement terminal, the
protections would have to be in place on noise [and a] curfew,”
In addition, the candidate advocates neighborhood protection plans
that will provide buffers from increases in traffic, pollution,
parking problems and crime.