Notice how all that talk about a “curfew” has quietly disappeared?


Remember how one of the big selling points of this exciting new airport agreement was that Burbank might finally be able to get a binding curfew on nighttime flights?

Last November it was the biggest news of all. “Hey folks, if you people in Burbank agree to this new “replacement terminal” plan of ours, we’re gonna do our darndest to go to Washington and get that thing through..!”

So what ever happened to this wonderful inducement? It was in every news article about the deal.

One thing not mentioned last fall does appear to be successful though — at least for the Authority. Our council looks to be eager to waive all of Burbank’s discretionary approval rights on any project they might want or need to build on their current non B-6 property.  What a trade-off for the people of Burbank!









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45 responses to “Notice how all that talk about a “curfew” has quietly disappeared?

  1. 91506

    Terrorist attack in Nice France. 75 prople confirmed dead many injured and in critical condition. The terrorist used a big bix truck to drive all of them over. More dead than Orlando night club and the carnage was caused by a truck. These muslim terrorists will use anything to kill. We need to confront them and take them out PERIOD.

  2. Gary

    Yet another terrorist attack in France. Time to take this seriously folks. Orlando and San Bernardino will just be the beginning here if our leaders continue to act stupid. Just like our very own council is stupid and bringing us bad airport deals …

  3. Anonymous 3

    “Burbank might finally”

    Might being the operative word. I remember it clearly being stated that the only path to an enforceable curfew was thru Congress, and that Schiff had come close at least once.

    Prediction: when the yes campaign begins in earnest, a permanent enforceable curfew will be quite responsibly described to the voters. Including the barriers to said curfew.

    Yes to the new terminal.

    • semichorus

      The “curfew” was dangled in front of the voters last November. Now it’s not. I get a kick out of how they’re now trying to ignore what WAS a big issue of discussion.

      “Curfew? What curfew?

      “Oh yeah, it’s impossible. So let’s move along now…”

      It was and is a phony inducement. Just like all the other hoped-for “limitations,” like that wonderful “super-majority protection.”

      Wait until we get another super-majority Chamber of Commerce city council in there.

      • Anonymous 3.0

        No to the new terminal anonymous 3

      • Anonymous 3

        “Wait until we get another super-majority Chamber of Commerce city council in there.”

        Better not vote for Juan Guillen then. His mother is utterly mixed up in the CofC.

        • Craig

          Only a mental case would even attempt to use a man’s mother for political purposes.
          Go back to that “other blog”.

          • Anonymous 3

            She’s his CAMPAIGN MANAGER.

          • Just Another Informed Voter

            This anonymous 3 woman has reached a new low.
            One’s mother and her business affiliations can hardly be called “utterly mixed up” except by a dried up old prune.
            Mr. Juan Guillen has earned the respect of many in this community.
            So has his mother.
            Her participation in the Chamber of Commerce is laudable.
            Juan is a young Veteran who has earned our trust, also.

  4. chad

    Bait and switch. BTW, 91506, the terrorist was firing weapons and had grenades as well.

  5. Lawrence

    An Open Letter from
    Concerned Democratic Party Activists
    to AD 43 Candidate Laura Friedman

    Dear Laura:
    During the six weeks leading up to the June 7th Primary Election, your campaign was the beneficiary of $1.4 million from the California Charter School Association (CCSA). This unprecedented streak of spending took our neighborhoods by surprise, drowned out the voice of community interests, and infuriated local education leaders. As local Democratic Party leaders, we must ask you the following question: Why is a Republican-funded Special Interest group spending millions to support your campaign and lie about your Democratic opponent?
    In a recent article published in EdSource (“Pro-charter group spends big in Los Angeles-area Assembly races,” June 16, 2016), “Carlos Marquez, political director for the charter committee, said the Parent Teacher Alliance interviewed candidates in many legislative races and chose to support those who seemed most open to charter interests in discussions of public education. Candidates in 14 other open seat Assembly races received no money from the group.”
    Therefore, we want to ask you to (a) release the full and unedited version of any questionnaires you completed for the California Charter School Association, EdVoice, and any other Charter School organizations, and (b) make clear what if any promises you made in regards to privatizing our public education system during your interview with the California Charter School Association that helped your campaign earn their multi-million dollar support.
    We are certain that you understand that as local Democratic Party leaders, we will not stand by while our schools are privatized by the CCSA.
    We look forward to your response.
    Democratically yours,

    Jackie Goldberg
    Assemblymember (ret) and Public Education Advocate
    Hans Johnson
    President, East Area Progressive Democrats
    Caro Avanessian
    President, Glendale Democratic Club
    Judy Smith
    Chair, City of Burbank Landlord-Tenant Commission
    Malcolm Johnson
    Democratic State Central Committee Member, AD 43

    • semichorus

      I think she’s disastrous, yes.

      • Bob Garcin

        Lovely Laura represents Glendale on the Airport Authority.
        She’s part of the group telling Burbank that our Building Inspectors are
        not to be trusted.
        Now our School System is not to be trusted either?
        She’s also one of those telling Burbank when to hold an Election?
        Which Public Officials are supporting Lovely Laura?
        We need to know.
        Lest we forget Ginger Brimberg?

      • Anonymous 3

        She’s gonna win.

    • Anonymous 3

      “Therefore, we want to ask you to (a) release the full and unedited version of any questionnaires you completed”

      She already has. They are posted on her website, as these people well know.

  6. Chuck

    So the terrorist in France did have a few guns and some fake guns and he did fire off a few shots at cops trying to stop him but the death count from him running over pedestrians is now at 84 and they are from the truck running them over and if you read this it is not the first time terrorists have used a vehicle in France
    Nice (France) (AFP) – Eighty-four people have been killed after a truck slammed into a crowd of people celebrating Bastille Day in the southern French city of Nice.

    Here is what we know so far about what French President Francois Hollande has declared an “undeniable” terrorist attack.

    – How did the attack unfold? –

    A white 19-tonne rented refrigerator truck ploughed into Nice’s crowded seafront around 10:45pm (2045 GMT) Thursday.

    A 30,000-strong crowd had gathered on the glitzy beachfront avenue, the Promenade des Anglais, to watch a firework show for France’s national day.

    The truck ploughed two kilometres (1.3 miles) through the crowd, Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve told reporters.

    In an update Friday afternoon, anti-terror prosecutor Francois Molins said the driver fired “several times” on three police officers as they tried to bring the truck to a halt, and eventually shot him dead.

    – Who was the assailant? –

    Molins named the driver as a 31-year-old Tunisian, Mohamed Lahouaiej-Bouhlel, who lived in Nice, and was described by neighbours as a loner who never responded to their greetings.

    His identity papers were found in the truck’s cab, along with a number of weapons — genuine and fake, including two replica assault rifles. His body was found on the passenger seat, said the prosecutor.

    Molins said Lahouaiej-Bouhlel had various criminal convictions but was “totally unknown” to the intelligence services.

    Detectives and forensics experts entered his apartment in a working-class district of Nice with an armed police unit in support around 9:30 am (0730 GMT) and brought out bags of material later.

    His ex-wife was held for questioning on Friday, Molins said.

    – Was this a jihadist attack? –

    The attack has not been claimed by any group, but Hollande said in an address to the nation early Friday that the attack was of an “undeniable terrorist nature”.

    Prosecutors say the probe will be handled by anti-terrorism investigators.

    Molins said the attack was “exactly in line with the constant calls to kill” which jihadi terror groups make in videos and elsewhere.

    “Investigations are currently underway to establish if the individual acted alone or if he had accomplices who might have fled,” an interior ministry spokesman said.

    The attack comes with France under a state of emergency following the Islamic State attacks in Paris in November that left 130 people dead.

    – How has the government reacted? –

    Hollande announced that the state of emergency — which he had said only the day before would end on July 26 — will be extended by three months. Army reservists will be called up to boost security.

    He also said France would strengthen its role in Iraq and Syria, where it is part of the international coalition fighting IS jihadists.

    He chaired a meeting of top military and security officials later Friday to decide on possible further steps.

    – Has anything like this happened in France before? –

    In December 2014, two men ploughed their vehicles into pedestrians in two days — separate incidents that left France reeling.

    The first driver shouted “Allahu Akbar” (God is greatest) as he drove into people in the eastern city of Dijon, injuring 13.

    The 40-year-old had a long history of mental illness, and no ties to jihadist groups, the government said.

    A day later, a man rammed a white van into a Christmas market in the western city of Nantes, killing one person and injuring nine others. He then stabbed himself several times.

    Prosecutors said a notebook was found in his vehicle in which he spoke of his “hatred for society” and said he feared “being killed by secret agents”.

    The man committed suicide in his prison cell in 2016 while awaiting trial.

    – Who are the victims? –

    Eighty-four people were killed and 202 injured, including 52 critically, 25 of whom were in intensive care, Molins said.

    He said the dead included 10 children or adolescents. Hollande said “many foreigners and young children” were among those killed or injured.

    Two US citizens were confirmed dead by the State Department. A Texas newspaper identified them as 51-year-old Sean Copeland and his 11-year-old son Brodie.

    A German teacher died with two of her students, as well as a French father protecting his pregnant wife.

    The Swiss foreign ministry announced the death of a Swiss woman and a child.

    The mayor of the Swiss town of Agno named the woman was 54-year-old customs agent Linda Casanova Siccardi, who was on holiday with her French husband. He survived.

    • semichorus

      Terrorism is nothing new in France. Algeria etc in the 50s was much worse.

      That’s what one of their interior ministers said the other day, and of course the American press went absolutely bananas. “How DARE he say such a thing to the French people!”

  7. Burbank Person

    119K estimate from the City Clerk to include the Measure B vote when held in conjunction with the general election in November.

    • Anonymous 3

      So? And?

      • Dan

        Where does the council propose to get the one hundred thousand from maybe take it out of senior meals ?

        • semichorus

          If they’d wait until the February 2017 primary — which is only three months later — it wouldn’t cost them a thing. They could even move the primary date a little earlier.

          Burbank in fact has the earliest primary in all of Southern California:

          I’ll soon be making a BIG issue of this. The Measure B vote was always intended to be held during a CITY election anyway, and so why not wait a short bit?

          And what ever happened to that much vaunted “mail ballot” they’re all so proud of? Remember the pure wonderfulness of the Burbank mail ballot?

          This planned Measure B vote in November won’t be one.

          Such hypocrites and schemers. They’re so desperate to get that Millennial vote in there to help push it through — the same reason why they’re completely violating Measure B by wanting to approve it first, ahead of the electorate (!)

          • Anonymous 3

            Because the turnout in Nov will be vastly higher.

            More democracy is a good thing.

            • semichorus

              If so, then let’s consolidate ALL the city elections.

              I love how this crowd not only has no problem at all in completely changing the rules, they also don’t blanch a bit at the idea of completely altering their philosophical views about what constitutes the best type of ballot system.

          • Anonymous

            Yes, notice how Puffer silenced Gordon last week when Gordon started to ask questions about cost, etc.. The fix is in

            • semichorus

              Yes. How dare “Dr. Gordon” be so rude.

              If they could wait three months for instance, a Measure B election wouldn’t cost a thing. They could put it on the city’s nominating ballot in February.

              The original excuse for a “consolidated” election was that it would be cheaper than a “special” election. That we now know was a lie.

  8. Anonymous

    Military coup battle in Turkey tonight

  9. Anonymous

    What is the existing voluntary curfew now? I live in the Hillside District and I’m sure I hear jets taking off between 10:30 and 11:00 p.m.

    • semichorus

      It’s semi-existing.

      • Jack

        Well after midnight on numerous occasions.
        The Burbank Follower NEVER reports on this subject.
        They also fail to report on any comments from Oral Communications.
        Except from spokespeople for Bob Hope’s children.

        • semichorus

          The Leader has an obvious policy now of NEVER documenting the political dissent in town — in almost any issue.

          Such a difference 15 and 20 years ago. Remember when Ovrom sent Mary Alvord down to the Leader office in Glendale to threaten them about all the positive coverage they were giving to ROAR?

          Alvord told the management down there point blank that if they didn’t cut down on the criticism the City just MIGHT pull all of its lucrative public notice business and hand it over to another paper.

    • Anonymous 3

      Voluntary means toothless.

      • semichorus

        And no curfew means no curfew.

        Which is what this “replacement terminal” is going to get. No curfew.

        That’s why this once exciting topic of a “nighttime curfew!” is now being ignored by the boosters. After that last meeting with Schiff, the whole notion’s been completely disappeared.

        • Jessica

          We heard the bimbo’s from Hawthorne California flew back to Washington, D.C. just to meet with Schiff & Airport crowd.
          Same answer, N O, means NO.
          Somehow, that didn’t make the Follower, either.

          • semichorus

            Yes, so let’s then put in a bigger terminal and re-route flights over the Hill!

            It’ll be just like 1969 all over again! So come together, Burbank!

  10. chad

    All planes under the age of eighteen have to be home by 11PM.

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