It’s funny how geography is no longer a consideration in the Burbank vote. You used to hear all the time about how a candidate from “the Hill” would end up shafting the interests of the Flatland residents, or how those Flatland candidates don’t give a damn about life above Glenoaks.
Place of residence used to be important in Burbank politics, and for a time it actually did mean something. You think we would have so easily allowed Burbank Community Hospital to slip away if BCH and St. Joe’s had been flipped in location and it was going to be the Flatlands left without an emergency room?
Considering that the city council back then was 4/5 Flatlands, the answer is a definite “No way.” They all would have instructed Bud Ovrom to figure out how to keep it within city hands, which Ovrom was actually willing to look into.
The reason why the B/V branch of the library is kept open on Sundays instead of Central is because of a Flatland-dominated council, and no one ever cared about traffic and overdevelopment in Burbank until it started to hit Buena Vista and Hollywood Way. Until then it was always open season on Glenoaks and the “business district” (notice how the Hill has no preferential parking permits on its business-adjacent streets?)
There’s lots of funny things like that. Flatland residents are always getting their asses kissed still. Considering the years long favoritism, maybe we should vote based upon residency!