Oh boy. Somehow this is going to be politically transmuted into a No.1 Grade A excuse to build more apartment buildings near our “transportation centers…”
21st-century accessible, of course.
Burbank and its neighbors are teaming up to potentially get their hands on $1 billion in transportation funding
Burbank, along with a few neighboring cities, is looking to make sure it receives money collected by a new Los Angeles County sales tax that can be used for transportation improvements.
Burbank City Council members unanimously agreed to convert the Arroyo Verdugo Subregion — an informal group that was created to allow Burbank, Glendale, La Cañada Flintridge, Pasadena and South Pasadena to discuss transportation-related issues in the region — into a joint powers authority during a meeting on Tuesday.
Transportation issues is code for more transportation projects, and “transportation projects” is going to be used as beaucoup pretext for allowing outside developers to mega-build huge apartment complexes on select local properties.
It’s already happening. Change is good people. Didn’t you know that? Mixed use and NYC style getting around is your mandated future.
But, the next time you hear Burbank people go on and on about how great public transportation is — and especially about how we ought to do everything we can to amalgamate it into Burbank 2035 — be sure to ask each of them individually when the last time was that they took the bus anywhere.
Except possibly for various SCAG meetings and other similar staff excursions via secret use of Burbank Transit Services vehicles (and then lied about when caught by witnesses), the answer will be “never.”