Letter to the Editor: Resident Wants You to “Follow the Money’


Letter to the Editor:


I’ve almost always watched, listened to, or participated in Burbank City Council meetings. I’ve raised my family in Burbank and support and participate in community activities. My experience these last few years is that the City Council majority is ignoring and disrespecting the people of Burbank in their attitudes toward speakers, in their deliberations, and in their final decisions.

Mayor Anthony’s bias in support of rent control has always been clear to me as he was one of the authors of Measure RC, led a signature petition drive, and sued the City related to that Measure. Measure RC was defeated by Burbank voters by almost 64%. He does not respect the vote of the people and continues to push for rent control in Burbank. Now, after the research below, the reason for that is clear to me.

Never in all my years in Burbank have I felt so unrepresented and treated so poorly by the Burbank City Council majority. Respect for one’s lived experience should extend to everybody in our community no matter their age or who they are. The reason for this overall poor treatment is clear: Financing to elect these Council Members came from outside Burbank with a range of 65% to almost 89% outside money. Also, check their Payments Made. We are not represented. They are beholden to others. Please see below. It is all public record and you can see for yourselves: BurbankCA.gov, Click on Departments, Click on City Clerk’s Office, Scroll down to Elections and click on it, click on Public Access Portal and then click on the year and the candidate of interest. Or, click on the link below or copy it into your address bar.

2020 & 2022* Itemized Campaign Contributions
*2022 for Council Member Perez
Source: Burbank City Clerk’s Office Public Access Portal:

**http://www.public.netfile.com/pub2/?aid=COB Todd David, San Francisco;
Building a Stronger California Sponsored by Southwest Regional Council of Carpenters, Los Angeles 90071 Committee ID # 870169;
Bay Area Action Coalition San Francisco 94103;
SF Workforce Housing Alliance PAC 2020,
Sponsored by Neighbors for a Better San Francisco (ID #1432918) Sacramento, CA 95815

Mary Ann Sutliff
Burbank residenthttp://www.public.netfile.com/pub2/?aid=COB

    UMe Schools


    1. Ms. Sutliff, thank you for taking the time to both write this letter and compile your spreadsheet with this very important information.

      It’s apparent that all is not well with our mayor or city council. In fact, I’ve been wondering how Mayor Konstantine was elected in the first place. His behavior has often been egregious and should prevent him from ever obtaining another elected position.

      Our elected officials need to be held both accountable and to a higher standard. As we’re still a civilized society, courteous and respectful behavior is still paramount in all avenues of elected duties.

      Mayor Konstantine should be recalled immediately and prohibited from ever seeking elected office again.

      We must hold our elected officials accountable. Nothing is more important.

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