Postal food drive called a success
I want to take this opportunity to publicly thank Burbank postal
workers and the generous residents of this fair city for the
wonderful outpouring of food that the Burbank Temporary Aid Center
received from last month’s postal food drive. More than 33,000 food
items were donated, which will enable us to provide groceries for our
hungry neighbors for weeks to come.
Together with our regular collections from churches, temples, the
National Charity League and our many individual donors, this postal
collection will provide a wonderful base of nonperishable foodstuffs
to last us through the summer months. In these difficult economic
times, more and more clients are coming to BTAC seeking assistance.
It is a great joy to be able to assist those in need, thanks to the
efforts of our hard-working postal workers and the support of the
Burbank Temporary Aid Center
Platt needs to lower its profile
I respect the opinions of Carolyn Berlin, who resigned from the
Planning Commission, and Rolf Darbo, one of the residents in the area
of the proposed Platt Project. Darbo wrote on these pages about his
negative feelings regarding the development. I live about three or
four blocks west of the proposed project on the other side of the
Ventura (134) Freeway. The area is starting to build up traffic
during weekly business hours. Some of it funnels down from or goes
over Barham Boulevard.
The project in question could use some redevelopment, but not to
the extent espoused by the Platt Co. The residents in the immediate
area would like a lower profile, including a reduction in the number
of floors of the office and apartment buildings.
The City Council voting against Platt was more attuned to the will
of the voters. The city staff should step out of their ivory towers.
The residents want responsible development. She made the most
dramatic move she could to get her point across.