area. Give us chicken. Just don't give us another Hooters.
TRACY L. NOH
Some gaps in talk of measure
This letter is in response to the letter by Dana Ragle on Oct. 1,
"Teachers have choice, and can be fired"
In my opinion, Ragle's letter left out some important facts about
First. the union is not prevented from spending any amount of
money on political activity, if this Proposition passes; they just
have to ask permission of their members first. With electronic
(Internet) connectivity, this is not as big a problem as it seems.
Second. If the unions have to ask permission, then the response
from their members will be based on how good a job any union is doing
representing all of its members. If the members, for example, are
satisfied with the small raises they got this year, and the 13% raise
that the incumbent politicians got, whom the unions supported, then
they will give permission for the same political spending, and if
Third. Some people argue that the unions are already accountable
because their members have the right to vote out the union leadership
if they don't like how they are being represented.
This may be very true in any individual union, but as you saw in
the supermarket strike in 2003, or in some of the national unions,
leadership under any conditions does not change very rapidly.
I have my ideas about this proposition, and I encourage every
Burbank voter, to carefully read about all of the propositions on the
ballot from many sources, before they vote.
Concerned about dwelling law
Regarding "Council gives conversion thumbs down," Oct. 1-2, almost
10 years ago I moved from the Fairfax area of Los Angeles to
Many things about Burbank appealed to me, but my initial positive
reaction to the move was that I no longer had that crowded and
congested feeling that was always present in Los Angeles.
I, for one, completely support the law that protects certain
properties by keeping second-dwelling units at least 300 feet from