Not any more we don’t.
That’s because our city council already bargained it away last fall with their enthusiastic 5-man approval of their secretly negotiated Terminal Agreement.
Yet today they claim …
But, this is the actual rule that they agreed upon in November:
All discretionary means “all discretionary.”
So don’t fall for this sudden kumbayah propaganda that you’re hearing right now. Burbank dealt away all of their real oversight power in return for the supposedly wonderful good faith move on part of the Authority that it would only build a 14-gate “replacement” terminal and try to get a curfew.
As if — with Measure B breathing down their necks — the Authority had any power at all on their part to come up with something bigger and grander. (How would that get past the voters again…?)
How nice of them to be so willing to compromise, eh? And by doing so, we gave away our power.
BTW — and the old planning hands in the community are probably asking this same question right now — since when did Burbank’s PD and development review process ever deal with controlling the architectural design and “look” of a project?
Name one project where either staff or the council had design review oversight in Burbank, and where they were telling someone how their project was going to look.
It can’t be done. Because we’re not Carmel.
This just in!
(Sneak preview of proposed new Burbank Airport terminal design…)