We weren’t big fans of Dan Evans back when he ran the place, but he would never have pulled such a blatantly hyped-up stunt as this:
The sky might fall! The sky might fall!
We’re not going to get into the specifics of this faux news article about the supposed history behind Tuesday’s vote. There’s not one declarative statement in it that’s true, and it all obviously comes from the boosters’ propaganda sheets. The paper even adds a few more historical lies to the mix — we’re especially fond of how “beloved” the old-fashioned stairway boarding has suddenly become to this group of local shills and outside business interests, not forgetting about how this same crowd has always reviled it as the No. 1 reason why we need a new facility.
Look, even if you think we need a new airport terminal, there’s no doubt that this proposed Measure B “agreement” is not a good deal for Burbank. It gives away ALL of this town’s discretionary power over future airport development, and in return for only a temporary limitation on “gate” numbers but a 50 percent increase in actual terminal size. For starters.
Twenty years ago the courts handed Burbank a great victory over control of the newly vacant Lockheed B-6 property. Let’s not give it away so easily or so permanently. Just this predicament alone is reason enough to vote “No” on Measure B.