Letter: We’ll make it through the pandemic together

Vice Mayor Bob Frutos writes to say the city of Burbank is doing all it can to maintain essential services during the crisis. Above, the lobby for the Burbank Police and Fire Department headquarters is closed to help curb the spread of the novel coronavirus.
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Friends and neighbors, we are going to get through this together. As you may know, our city has declared a state of local emergency as part of a continued, proactive approach toward slowing the spread of the novel coronavirus.

This is unknown territory that we have not experienced before. We need to remain positive, stay healthy and check up on our neighbors to be sure they’re doing well. This said alone, I understand if some residents will worry about uncertainty or feel anxious. You are not alone.

Please know our city is doing everything possible to maintain our essential services for the residents; our police officers are still coming to work, firefighters are still responding to calls, lights are still on, trash is still getting picked up and Burbank nutrition services for seniors 60-plus are available. Also, our water system is the best out there, and we do not need to buy bottled water in most cases. We have good drinking water.

We the people of Burbank are going to make it through this.

Bob Frutos
Vice Mayor