Rogers is right about one thing though. This supposed controversy about community response time is not much of an issue when it comes to real concerns about The Plan.
But this is. The Berlins were way ahead of their time on this one. The question is still relevant:
Among the other specific criticisms about the deal, it raises serious questions why the Authority insists on keeping 27-gate paperwork on file with the FAA. It obviously means that they still want to be able to dramatically expand the size of the Burbank Airport if and when they want to. And all it would take is two Burbank votes to do so — and just step by step if need be.
Rogers of course would rather ignore substantive issues like this and focus instead on the supposed foibles and character problems of the critics. Always fraudulent, it’s an old and stale trick in Burbank.
And so the immediate concern about the council “designating” Dr. Gordon to be the author of the opposition statement was that it was nothing but a blatant attempt to turn the Measure B vote into a personal referendum on this (now) lone wolf council member. It seemed to be transparent as hell.
By going after Gordon so soon with the “Twilight Zone” nonsense, Rogers easily proved that very theory about their motive, or at least his: ignore most of the real criticisms by making it about Dr. Gordon and his supposedly odd and dishonest behavior. And he’s doing so in an attempt to already undermine the Measure B ballot’s opposition statement.