All six candidates for Burbank’s City Council were on hand Wednesday night at the Colony Theatre in a forum sponsored by the Burbank Chamber of Commerce and Leadership Burbank.
Questions ranged from current, as well as future budget concerns and the issue over up coming construction on the I-5 and the closing of the Burbank Blvd.bridge.
Also brought up was the Bob Hope Airport and the subject of the new terminal that will dominate the news in the next few years. Candidates were also asked about how to better involve Burbank residents in the election process with returns usually only reaching 15 percent of the eligible voters.
Each of the candidates were given one minute to fashion their response to the question and were also given the opportunity to give an opening and closing statement. All of the candidates did a good job of staying within the given time with a light system used to give each candidate a visual aid on time
In a light-hearted moment just before the closing statements, candidates were each asked which movie they thought was going to win the Academy Award for Best Picture. Lincoln defeated Argo 3 to 2 with Silver Lining Playbook picking up just one vote.
Ballots for the February 26 election have already been mailed to residents.