Business loves her!


Note that about half the letters in the latest batch of the Leader’s Springer review were either written by her own out-of-town business partners or were composed by individuals who call Burbank home only by virtue of it being the center of their economic world. Meaning by occupation.

It’s noticeable too that few of the others appear to be coming from Burbank natives; most of those rest were written by proud and self-admitted transplants. And you know how we think about many of those. A lot of them have no big plans to stick around…

An upright and moral bunch they are now too, no? They don’t have much truck with the mucky mucks for sure. There’s a lot of talk in all of them about decent behavior and proper deportment, as well as the merit of belonging to the proper organizations in town as quality preparation.

Even though these letters all sound about the same (coincidence?), this excerpt is our favorite:

We need fresh enthusiasm, coupled with a strong understanding of what it takes to plan and manage an urban municipality. This is why I am casting one of my votes in the upcoming election for Sharon Springer. Springer has proven her dedication to our community, serving on a number of city commissions and boards, volunteering to help lead the development of food, senior, educational programs and so much more.

Of course. Planning and management skills for the new Burbank. It’s a given!

Sorry, but what we actually need in town is someone with a critical eye and an overridingly sceptical point of view. Not a planning yenta who thrills at the idea of organizational enterprise and the glories of group-think, and who unknowingly substitutes cant and cliches for ideas and inspiration.

At best, that’s always been the classic training ground for convention and mediocrity, which is certainly not what we need more of in Burbank. And it could easily result in worse.

No more joiners. We need to have a few “no’s” in the bunch. Gordon’s the much better choice next month — the smarter guy, the more astute observer — and his critics only prove it.



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21 responses to “Business loves her!

  1. Don

    The way the city budget is in trouble maybe they are thinking the springer skills will be great at baking cookies snd handing out the soup to all the newly poverty stricken Burbank residents. Springer will certainly do nothing to fix our streets but she might help us get a bike after all the streets will be less congested for her car after she takes our cars away.

  2. HF

    Springer the new Rizzotti. Outside money, outside pac doing mailers for her and outside of Burbank people writing letters of support. Springer is a scam.

    • semichorus

      She’s got that proud business thing going on, yes. The MBA crowd obviously loves her. She speaks their lingo and colors within their lines.

      What would Burbank do if true creativity entered its ranks?

      • Anonymous

        Yeah. The League of Conservation Voters is a renowned business pack.

        Not! Bwahahahahahha!

        • semichorus

          I’ll bet Heal the Bay likes her too.

          A good reason to vote for her, yeah. And she gets along so well with others!

          You get the concept of “feelgood”? That’s what the Springer campaign is about.

          • Anonymous

            I don’t know how heal the bay feels, but I’s respect their endorsement.

            Seeing as Gordon does not have ONE. You are just thrashing around.

    • Anonymous

      That League of Conservation Voters is abominable! Who in their right mind would care to be backed by them?

      • semichorus

        Business loves her. I’m touched though by that organization’s concern for Burbank’s conservation efforts. It’s such a relevant move. What an endorsement.

        I’m sure the Boy Scouts like her too. We know the Key Club does. Maybe she can also get her picture taken with a crowd of local pets. That’ll get her votes for sure.

  3. Anonymous

    If I were to measure this race by the stink of desperation emanating from this blog, I’d say it was Springer in a walk-away.

    • semichorus

      The phony elitism and snobbery that arises from the Springer campaign, and the obviously organized antics of her supporters, gives me the impression that they’re grasping at straws. Quite bigoted ones.

      And who here is desperate? I don’t really care. Burbank deserves what it gets. It’s been so classless and unwise for so long that you all got it coming. Let the feeding frenzy begin.

      Outsiders think Burbank’s a joke. Ugly buildings, most everything’s sub-par, a dumb and insular population. A town that never does its best — probably because it doesn’t know how.

      That’s the reputation Burbank has, and it’s well deserved.

      Burbank’s only saving grace has been its general peace and quietness. Which will soon be gone. The new profit center for the new century!

      Change is good, people. You can tell that the Springer crowd doesn’t know any better anyway.

      • Anonymous

        I don’t know how you can stand to live here. Of course no one else would have you.

        • semichorus

          I’m always touched by what genuinely good and kind people the Gordon haters are.

          Such chickenshits.

        • Anonymous

          ” Anonymous
          March 30, 2017 at 8:35 pm
          I don’t know how you can stand to live here. Of course no one else would have you.”

          And you know this because????? LOL, such heightened stupidity when able to hide behind an “anonymous”.

    • Faux Fuddy Luddy

      I cant see how she gets the almost 1,000 votes to overtake Gordon. although i have seen more of her pink signs popping up, i wonder if they were put up by her paid highschool volunteers??

    • Anonymous

      ” Anonymous
      March 30, 2017 at 7:58 pm
      If I were to measure this race by the stink of desperation emanating from this blog, I’d say it was Springer in a walk-away.”

      Indeed, you’re stinking up the truth with more bullshit. Go have another skull session with your corrupt buddies and figure out how to come across less whacked.

  4. Another anonymous

    On the subject of jokes, is it true that clown Will Rogers is actually going to be mayor of this town? Our own Marion Barry.

  5. Anonymous

    If you believe what Sharon Springer tells you, she is an environmentalist — a promoter of bike paths, recycling and community gardens. But her City Council campaign in being funded by a pro-development political group that’s been at the center of efforts to roll back regulations on big polluters for the last decade. Strange bedfellows indeed. According to public records, BizFed, a self-described “pro-business” PAC, which helped defeat a ballot measure aimed at curbing development in Los Angeles last month — and whose efforts to block clean air and water protections have been widely-criticized by environmental groups — gave Sharon Springer’s campaign the maximum donation allowed by law on March 15th.

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