Living near the Magnolia Park District with “all of the cute
little shops,” attorney Kisa Kirkpatrick sees a way to attract
customers to other parts of town by developing similar shopping areas
along Burbank Boulevard and Victory Boulevard.
“I’d really like to see a slow- down of the super-expansion of the
Media Center Mall and the Empire Center,” Kirkpatrick said. “I’d like
to refocus support with the community and the city government on
small busi- nesses.”
Since she travels a lot for her work, the 33-year-old said she has
seen Burbank is unique in providing the high level of services it
offers to residents. The cost of buying a home in Burbank is
reflective of the city’s quality, she said.
“Housing is expensive in Burbank because it’s such a lovely place
to live,” Kirkpatrick said. “I’m not supportive of Section 8 housing.
I think that with subsidized housing there is a lot more red tape to
oversee and that can be a drain on the city.”
Her work as an attorney has meant she must listen to both sides of
an issue and find solutions involving compromise -- qualities she
said she would put to use in trying to resolve noise and traffic
problems at the Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport.
“It really looks like it needs to be a very cooperative effort
between multiple groups,” Kirkpatrick said. “I think enthusiasm and
some new faces [might need] to get involved and pull everyone