Campaign mailers arrive after election
BURBANK -- For candidates in local elections, one of the biggest
expenses can be campaign mailers, and one of the biggest headaches
can be when they don’t arrive as scheduled.
In last week’s City Council election, candidates Vahe Hovanessian
and Todd Campbell both sent out mailers that didn’t arrive until on
or after Election Day.
Hovanessian contacted postal officials and initiated an
investigation as to why his mailers were not delivered on time.
Political mailings are generally delivered within three days as
opposed to the seven to 10 days bulk mail usually takes, U.S. Postal
Service spokeswoman Terri Boufiou said.
Hovanessian, whose 1,166 votes were not enough to move him on to
the general election, is trying to get his money refunded by the post
Campbell’s mailers were not delivered until two days after the
election. Campbell finished third among the four candidates who
advance to the April general election.
Both men said delays can be a devastating blow to a local
“These are not cheap things; we’re talking several thousand
dollars here,” Campbell said.
State approves power project
BURBANK -- The California Energy Commission approved licensing for
the Magnolia Power Project, which will provide electricity for six
The decision completes a two-year licensing review process on the
$234-million project that will offer clean, highly efficient power
generation, officials said.
Burbank is in partnership with the cities of Anaheim, Glendale,
Pasadena, Cerritos and Colton on the project. The plant at 164 W.
Magnolia Blvd. is expected to be operating by summer 2005.