Candidates Cordial, Talk Issues in Fast Paced Forum

Candidate Forum held at Colony Theatre L/R Moderator Dan Schnur, Bob Frutos, Dave Golonski, David Gordan, Juan Gulllen, David Nos, and Jess Talamantes. (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

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.

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(Photo by Ross A. Benson)
Candidates for the Burbank City Council are L/R Bob Frutos, Dave Golonski, David Gordon, Juan Guillen, David Nos, and Jess Talamantes, Pictured behind Sponsors of the Evening, Gary Olson Burbank Chamber of Commerce, Moderator Dan Schnur, Leadership Burbank Lee Wochner and Leadership Burbank President Terry Walker (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

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.

Candidates running for Burbank City Council. (Photo by Ross A. Benson)
Candidates running for Burbank City Council. L/R Jess Talmantes,David Nos, Juan Guillen, David Gordon, Dave Golonski, and Robert Frutos. (Photo by Ross A. Benson)


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.


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