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Burbank residents — attend today’s Housing Element Meeting!

31 Mar

From Save Burbank Neighborhoods:

“Not a fan of unlicensed transitional living facilities in R-1 neighborhoods, then attend this meeting. This could be the MOST important meeting for you to attend. It’s our chance to have our ideas heard regarding updating our Burbank Housing Element.  This is what we have been asking for all along… to have public input! This meeting will address Community Care Facilities, Transitional and Supportive Housing in Single Family Residential Zones.

Monday, March 31, 2014 at 7:00pm
Community Services Building – Community Room #104
150 North Third Street in Burbank

What is this meeting?
The City of Burbank has enlisted the services of Barbara Kautz from the law firm of Goldfarb & Lipman who is an expert in Land Use Law, specializing in Housing. She will be presenting information on different uses in single family residential zones and how they relate to state and federal law and the City’s recently adopted Housing Element. Ms. Kautz will also be answering questions from community members in attendance.

What if I can’t attend?
Materials from the meeting, including a power point presentation, will be made available on the City’s website ( following the meeting.

The Council will also be discussing this and options for a potential Interim Development Control Ordinance (IDCO – also known as a Moratorium) at their meeting on Tuesday, April 1, 2014 at 6:00pm in City Council Chambers at 275 East Olive Avenue in Burbank.

Contact: Joy Forbes, Community Development Director (818) 238-5176”

Read more about you can preserve and protect your residential neighborhood at Save Burbank Neighborhoods, and sign up for their updates.


Attend Burbank City Council tonight!

18 Mar

Attend the TUESDAY, MARCH 18th (today!) City Council Meeting!

Save Burbank Neighborhood Housing Artwork

Artwork: Save Burbank Neighborhoods

From Save Burbank Neighborhoods:

“This Tuesday, March 18th, join Save Burbank Neighborhoods and residents from across the city in bringing the Community Meeting to City Council!  In January, the City of Burbank passed a Housing Element that paves the way for unlicensed and temporary care businesses to enter residential neighborhoods.  And they did so without legally noticing the Burbank community.  Tell City Council that voters, tax payers, homeowners, and residents are “significant economic sectors” that deserve to be legally noticed and informed.  Take a stand for government transparency and accountability.

Remind City Council that our single-family residential neighborhoods are sacred spaces.  They should be protected from corporate business encroachment and zoned for long-term residency.  Unlicensed, for-profit rental businesses do NOT belong in single-family zones.  Ask Council to take immediate steps to protect the safety of our families, the character of our communities, and the value of our properties.  City Council needs to act NOW to limit unlicensed care facilities and for-profit rental businesses from setting up shop next door to family homes.

Wear red, or your new Save Burbank Neighborhoods T-shirt, to let City Council know that you stand for neighborhood preservation and government transparency.  Speak up or sit tight.  Your presence lets our City Council know that this issue is important to Burbank citizens!  See you there!

WHEN:  Tuesday, March 18th @ 6:30 p.m.

WHERE:  City Council Chambers, Burbank City Hall, 275 E. Olive Ave., Burbank, CA 91502

As per community request, Save Burbank Neighborhoods T-shirts will be available for sale before and after the Council Meeting for $7 each.

Can’t make the meeting?  It’s not too late to send a letter.

For sample letters, click here.”

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