They usually do whenever he tries to explain the obvious. The guy could talk about what a great fire department Burbank has and they’d all immediately start rolling their eyes and muttering to themselves.
Can you believe this guy, this “Dr Gordon”? There he goes again!
Retiree Rogers tonight apparently wants to get the rest of the council to agree to the idea of appointing its own membership to the two open Authority slots. Why he thinks that introducing cross-allegiances into an already contentious mix of competing interests will do anything to help things around here we can’t figure out.
It must be the prospect of the extra income and free trips for the wives, because having Burbank members serve dual-governing roles within the same geographical territory is such an obviously bad idea that this city has avoided even thinking about doing it for the last several decades.
So when Gordon speaks out against the idea of the Burbank City Council self-appointing its own membership into another local governing authority — which he likely will do — watch him get treated like a paranoid nutcase. He never can win with the rest of them up there, and they’re all hoping that this carries over into the spring with everyone else .
Notice how the city attorney tries to frame the immediacy of the issue. This is the first paragraph of her November staff report on the topic:
Yeah, like people for years have been just clamoring for council membership. They’re always asking! (And how would she know anyway?)
Why is staff obviously pushing this terrible idea? Watch too who gets quickly co-opted if it goes through.