Will Rogers at his “unofficial” website last week gave everyone a preview of the council majority’s “pro” terminal argument in the ballot statement, and right off the bat it’s a total and complete misrepresentation. Which means of course that he must have written it…
Measure B was approved by Burbank voters 15 years ago. So why this title now?
Is this what they’re calling it now? What a phony ploy. This is NOT a vote on Measure B — it’s a vote on a big new airport terminal. Measure B already won … in 2001.
Why don’t they tell it like it is? The airport proponents are clearly trying to gloss over what’s really going on here by shading the actual title of this upcoming November event. A, “VOTE YES FOR A NEW AIRPORT TERMINAL!” ballot caption sounds much worse than what they’re clumsily trying to be deceptive about now.***
Here’s some of his content:
Do not be fooled: Measure B does not expand the airport. Measure B gives Burbank greater protections and power to stop airport expansion.
With Measure B approval, just two Burbank airport commissioners can BLOCK any effort to change the voluntary curfew, increase size, gates or other forms of expansion. These can be blocked even if every Glendale and Pasadena commissioner votes to expand!
Again, Measure B? The ELECTION itself is the result of the old Measure B; Measure B is not this current voter issue. Those old protectionist arguments for the old Measure B are being used to falsely prop up this current pro-terminal “referendum” effort in November. And after the vote is over it’s all in the past tense if this stupid plan goes through, too. There are no more voter protections for the residents of Burbank in the future, aside from recalling any future expansionist council members. Which of course there will be.
This is Burbank we’re talking about. Just “two Burbank airport commissioners” supposedly against a future expansion could easily turn into two votes for. And that’s all it needs.
And btw, it IS an expanded terminal being planned for right now. Considerably larger in fact than what we’ve got. So that’s another blatant lie he’s got going on there.
These airport proponents are investing so much bad karma into this deal now, aren’t they? No good ever comes of it.
*** Too bad we don’t have any money. This clearly false representation of the ballot measure itself could be enough on its own to get it tossed by the courts if it really gets printed like this. Because it’s not what it is, a vote on “Measure B.”
The city can’t call the vote something it’s not. But this would cost $$$$ to fight…