Apparently they won’t even talk about the subject, even though it was agendized (item H.8.)
This just in:
Sorry, off topic. I just watched the Burbank Police Commission meeting for the first time because I was hoping the old guy would talk about his camper problems and BPD. No such luck. However, a general discussion about the police email issue was agendized and a Burbank PD representative came up to speak on it. The commission wouldn’t hear what he had to say, therefore, neither did the viewing public. They might all be aspiring to future “real’ political careers in Burbank and wouldn’t stray from their instructions from the police union. I’ve never seen a bigger bunch of idiots. They are a total embarrassment to any Burbank resident. They should be disbanded for incompetence and hopefully that would come out when they seek election for City council in the future. I give no credit to the two that had other ideas, since they were totally lacking of passion and made no effort to gain support for their point of view. As I said, fire the whole lot. It’s offensive to put on a charade of public representation, which is what they were doing. Also, they claimed they had a four page memo from the police union. I would have liked to have heard what was in that as well as BPD’s presentation.
If an item has been placed on the official Police Commission agenda then it MUST be addressed and discussed in full. And any written communication referenced by the Commission and used by them in any kind of deliberation or discussion must be made public.
What’s going on here? No board or commission (or council) can legally refuse to deal with an agenda item, even if they don’t like the topic or what staff might have to say about it. They can postpone or continue it, but they can’t ignore it. If staff has provided a spokesperson then they must be listened to.
Why would this oversight group not want to hear what their people have to say?
Such evasive, hamfisted behavior makes a mockery of the Brown Act and open government.
Egads. Burbank always looks so bad, doesn’t it?