City should take airport’s suggestion
Last week at the Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport, the Airport
Authority voted unanimously to send a letter to the Burbank City
Council requesting that a citizen be invited to a meeting the city
of Burbank is attempting to schedule with the FAA in Washington.
I read the following letter to the Airport Authority:
“Today, I’m here as a member of the Burbank community to request
the Airport Authority support sending a delegate, selected by ROAR,
to the upcoming meeting with the FAA. This is a serious request and
the community will pay our delegate’s expenses.
“Burbank voters have passed two initiatives to control airport
growth. ROAR brought the community Measure A, which received more
than 11,000 votes.
“Clearly, it was the intent of the voters to take the power away
from our elected officials because we don’t trust their decisions and
goals for an expanded airport terminal.
“We believe our elected officials have repeatedly taken steps that
demonstrate their goals do not represent the majority of Burbank
“Therefore, we want the Airport Authority to support ROAR
selecting and sending a member of the community to be included in
meetings with the FAA along with representatives from the city
councils of Burbank, Glendale and Pasadena and the Airport Authority.
We ask that you take the appropriate action to support our request.”
Shortly after this letter was read to the Authority, the Airport
Authority voted unanimously to recommend a delegate be invited to
Washington. I sincerely hope that the Burbank City Council does the
right thing and honors the request of the Airport Authority, and the
will of the citizenry of Burbank.
Family gives thanks for research donations
On Dec. 21, we held a memorial in Burbank for our daughter,
Katherine Josephine “K.J.” Segall-Coady, who passed away the
preceding Monday. In lieu of flowers, she had requested donations to
the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.
Almost $700 was bestowed -- so much of it in cash.
Consequently, we are unable to acknowledge those of K.J.'s friends
who provided, and hope they will see this letter as our thanks for
THE PHILLIP AND
KATHERINE BARTON FAMILY