By Craig Sherwood
Executive Editor, BurbankNBeyond.com
With May 1 falling on a Sunday this year, the Burbank City Council will have their annual reorganization this coming Monday, May 2 instead. While the meeting in itself is not really important and no real City business will really be discussed, it is still a ceremonial event where we will bid good-bye to current Mayor Anja Reinke, but also will welcome Emily Gabel-Luddy and reconfirm Gary Bric back to his seat after winning re-election.
Burbank does not elect a Mayor, instead, the Council gets together at this annual meeting to pick both a Mayor and Vice-Mayor for the coming year. Jess Talamantes is the current Vice-Mayor of Burbank and should move up to the position of Mayor on an unanimous vote. Talamantes has served the City in numerous ways as a fireman for the City of Burbank and a longtime softball coach. He will be a great ambassador for the City during it’s Centennial Celebration this July as Mayor.