Letter: League invites public to forums

The League of Women Voters of Glendale/Burbank is celebrating its 75th anniversary this year, while the League of Women Voters of the United States is celebrating its 95th anniversary. Our local league is as active as ever, and consistent with its goal of fostering informed and active participation in our democracy, the league is sponsoring two candidate forums for the upcoming Burbank elections. These will provide the residents of Burbank the opportunity to see the candidates and hear the candidates' opinions on important community issues.

Both forums will be held on Jan. 20 in the Burbank City Council Chambers at City Hall, the City Council Forum beginning at 7 p.m. and the School Board Forum at about 8:15 p.m. The events will be taped and broadcast various times on the Burbank Channel until the actual election on Feb. 24; it will also be available on Burbank's YouTube channel.

We would really like to have questions from Burbank residents to present to the candidates as part of our forum; questions may be submitted by the public in advance (until 6 p.m. on Jan. 19) by calling (818) 925-4598 or sending email to or

Tom Carson

Editor's Note: The writer is president, League of Women Voters of Glendale/Burbank.