In an almost unheard-of announcement tonight (for Burbank), City Attorney Albano revealed that the council has just voted 3-1 in closed session to appeal Bill Taylor’s recent jury verdict against the city.
As everyone knows, Taylor ended up beating them last spring in his long and drawn-out discrimination and retaliation case, and they were obviously not happy about it. But rather than put it all behind them and get on with their lives, Golonski, Bric and Gabel-Luddy still want to keep this misery of theirs going.
Only Dr. Gordon voted against the move; Talamantes was absent. What do you want to bet also that Golonski tried to convince Gordon in closed session that this kind of adversarial legal move was “normal” or “routine”? It may be for Burbank, but it’s not how most other cities behave. Most places would have settled with Taylor long ago.