More on this tomorrow, but for those who are interested in these kind of things we recommend a quick check of staff’s latest agendized scheme to pack your Burbank boards and commissions with both additional members and pre-approved establishment picks.
Basically, staff now wants the city council to:
— Consolidate several older and less vital commissions (to marginal effect),
— Consider increasing the actual membership size of two or three of the more important ones (a la old-fashioned court packing, to maximum effect), and,
— Impose much stricter qualification requirements on future board and commission appointments (stressing of course prior experience in the specific areas of concern, business and property ownership, or membership in Leadership Burbank).
Yeah. Talk about guaranteeing more agreeable and “collegial ” picks for your city groups, eh? What a blatant attempt to handpick pre-approved applicants to help suit the business at hand.
Who needs those annoying, pesky mavericks. We’ve had enough of that. Isn’t that right?
Btw, here’s an example of one of staff’s new suggestions:
For example, should the Landlord-Tenant Commission be comprised of a landlord, tenant, and property manager? This five member board hears cases for both landlords and tenants. A mix to consider could be two landlords, two tenants and one property manager, or at least one of each. Initially, Council may wish to focus any desired qualifications to BCC appointments with delegated authority.
Hey, yeah, that’s a mix to consider for sure. It would absolutely guarantee a 3-2 LTC vote against tenants.
Jesus. See why we hate Burbank? No one who deals in good faith would come up with such a ridiculously biased proposal for a tenant-complaint group. Talk about wanting an unfair setup from the get-go.