GRAFFITI SURVEILLANCE The City Council directed the...

GRAFFITI SURVEILLANCE

The City Council directed the Burbank Police Department to use its

own discretion in deciding to use video surveillance in areas with a

large amount of graffiti.

WHAT IT MEANS

The council received a report from Police Capt. Janice Lowers on

the use of video surveillance to combat graffiti in the city. While

the department has a pole camera that could be used, there are a lot

of manpower hours involved with the monitoring, Lowers said.

HIRING OUTSIDE LAW FIRM

The City Council approved a resolution allowing the city

attorney's office to hire an outside legal firm to handle appeals for

Civil Service Board appeals.

WHAT IT MEANS

The law firm of Bannan, Green, Frank & Terzian will be retained at

a cost up to $70,000 to represent the Civil Service Board in appeals

of its decisions.

An outside law firm is needed because a potential conflict exists

if the City Attorney's Office advises the Civil Service Board and

then represents it in an appeal, Barlow said.

VOTE: 4-0

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