Where have we heard this one before?
Tonight the city council celebrated the receipt of new “Centennial” police badges for all of its BPD officers. This follows their announcement a few months ago that the department had already received new badges of a completely different design.
Chief LaChasse even cited this new badge idea as a great example of the kind of things that can “bubble up” from the rank and file.
Now, we have a better idea. Instead of entertaining meaningless cosmetic changes that serve no purpose but to exploit an already distracting 100-year celebration scheme, why not promote some rank and file ideas that involve a concept like “reform”?
Anja Reinke also claimed tonight that our Rose Parade float won the “Founder’s Award,” and that, according to her, this is the best trophy that a self-made float can qualify for. This isn’t true, actually, because even though it’s the best trophy for a self-made float, it’s not the best that they can receive. Burbank can perfectly well get a bigger trophy in theory, it’s just that they never do.
She did give us one good idea, though. Apparently they are going to be trolling through the entire 100-year history of Burbank in order to highlight a weekly news bit about this city’s many past political achievements.
That’s not a bad idea, really…but we’re sure that ours will be very different.