PAUL HERMAN FOR
BURBANK CITY COUNCIL
Managing Burbank through the crisis
Paul Herman and his wife Amy have lived in Burbank with their children Agnes and Dean for 13 years. He is a homeowner, serving the community as Board Chair of the Boys and Girls Club and active in the Noon Rotary Club. He is the sole proprietor of the Burbank based Herman Company specializing in industrial real estate.
A graduate of Cal Poly San Luis Obispo with over 18 years experience as a commercial real estate broker, Paul has used his education and leadership skills as a commissioner on the Burbank Water and Power Board for 5 years, as a member of the Board of Directors of the Burbank Chamber of Commerce and as an Advisory Board Member to the Woodbury University School of Business.
As a graduate of the 2015 class of Leadership Burbank, Paul is well versed on Burbank’s city government, the Burbank Unified School District, and the policies and procedures that contribute to the quality of life all citizens enjoy.
10 years ago, our Burbank Police Department had to make real, authentic changes to ensure positive improvements in the professionalism of our police department, placing community involvement and community relationships in the central position of safety and security in Burbank. They worked hard to instill additional accountability measures, layers of independent review, and adoption of body cameras to ensure that Burbank never reaps the sort of justifiable outrage stemming from bad policing that we have seen elsewhere. In my role on Council, I will work to…
Propose police on bikes to help build personable relationships between our cops, residents, and small business owners.
Increase funding and expand the role of our City’s Mental Health Evaluation Team (MHET).
Prioritize funding for School Resource Officers (SRO’s) to ensure our children are learning in a safe environment.
Establish a Property and Business Improvement District (PBID) for Magnolia Park and the Media District.
Building Bridges with our Schools
As a father to two BUSD students, husband to a LAUSD high school tenured teacher for 18 years, and Board President of our local Boys and Girls Club, I am intimately aware of the challenges facing our school district during this time of crisis. Challenges such as figuring out how, or if, kids will be returning to schools this fall, and what type of child-care services will be necessary to facilitate their return if schools do reopen. As a community we are so fortunate to have such an amazing public-school system; along with an incredible faculty and staff that help to fashion our children’s future. Due to the economic and health safety pressures our school district is facing due to COVID-19 our City Council must assist our schools in any way possible. As your City Councilmember I will…
Propose holding regularly scheduled quarterly joint meetings between the School Board and City Council so that we have better lines of communication between the two.
Build bridges with our business community to secure additional funding and create partnerships to create a broader community coalition to support our schools.
Work with child-care providers in Burbank to support and enhance quality day care during the pandemic and beyond.
Be an advocate for kids. As a parent I know the social and mental toll the COVID-19 pandemic has had on our youth, and I will do everything in my power to give kids the resources and opportunities they need to get through these trying times.
COVID-19 Economic Crisis
None of us were prepared for the economic and social distress caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, and none us really know what the future holds as it relates to the economic impact this devasting virus will have on our community. I can reassure you that as a local business professional with 20 years of experience advising other businesses on how to thrive and grow I am uniquely qualified to assist businesses within our community, both large and small, on how together we can kickstart our economic recovery. This recovery is essential for our City to maintain the revenues necessary to provide the services and public safety we have all come to appreciate and expect. As a Commissioner for the past five years on the Burbank Water and Power Board I was engaged in a detailed annual review and approval process of an approximately $350,000,000.00 budget. When elected I will…
Provide resources for our small businesses who desperately need an infusion of cash to get back on their feet.
Help find funding sources for our local nonprofits, who cannot rely on their usual sources of revenue at this time.
Push the City staff to be nimble, creative, and adaptive when working with businesses to reopen in a safe and healthy manner.
Make the right decisions with our City finances to ensure the long-term strength of our local economy.
Local Control of Housing
One of the biggest issues facing our community is the lack of affordable housing options across the board. The solution to this housing crisis is not establishing an unaccountable rent control board or allowing Sacramento to destroy the character of our single-family neighborhoods through legislative decree. Burbank knows what is best for Burbank and we must maintain policies of smart, measured growth tailored to the needs of our community. We cannot let Sacramento hijack our local housing policies and must protect our single-family neighborhoods while continuing to push for revisions to our outdated housing policies to create greater incentive for smart growth opportunities in our community. As your Councilmember I will…
Fight for Local Control, which is non-negotiable!
Protect the character and nature of our neighborhoods.
Ensure smart, measured growth in Burbank.
Expedite updating the specific plan for Downtown Burbank.
Anja Reinke – Former Mayor
Armen Simonian – Landlords
Art and Jana Mattison – Homeowners
Audrey Hanson – Former School Board Member
Barry Gussow – Realtor
Barry Sarna – Educator
Bill Abbey – Deputy Attorney General, State of California, Retired
Bill and Marilyn Wiggins – Former Mayor
Bob Cohen – Homeowner
Bob and Dianne Bowne – Former Mayor, Attorney
Carole Kubasak – Community Volunteer
Charalambos and Eleni Kyriacou – Landlords
Dana Morris – Homeowner
David Escobar – Community Volunteer and Homeowner
Debbie Kukta – School Administrator
Dr. Alisa Sabshin – Parent Volunteer and Homeowner
Dr. Greg Brooks – Dentist
Elena Hubbell – Former School Board Member and Realtor
Fred Fletcher – Assistant General Manager of Burbank Water and Power, Retired
Garrett Chipman – Small Business Owner
Gary Brick – Former Mayor
Jean Schafer – Homeowner and Small Business Owner
John Gerro – Attorney
Jon Schafer – Business Owner
Jonathan Rubinfeld – Attorney
Justin Bardin – Homeowner
Justin and Natalie Worsham – Homeowners and Volunteer Parents
Karen Volpei – Realtor
Keith Sannenman – Homeowner
Kim and Lance Williams – Small Business Owners
Larry Stamper – Former Mayor, Clergyman, Retired
Lee Wochner – Business Owner
Leslie and Ken Smith – Rancho Residents
Linda Barnes – Realtor
Linda Walmsley – Educator, Retired
Lynn Shelby – Community Volunteer
Lynn Abbey – Homemaker
Mary Alvord – Former City Manager
Mary Lou Howard – Former Mayor
Mich and Jackie Fogelman – Homeowners
Michael Hastings – Former Mayor
Michelle Marcellino – Homeowner
Mike Napalitano – Realtor
Nat and Alma Rubinfeld – Businessman, Retired
Norm and Darlyn Green – Homeowners
Oscar Ruvalcaba – Small Business Owner
Pam Cohen – Educator
Patrick and Laurie Patterson – Homeowners and Small Business Owners
Paul Rubinfeld – Self-Employed Managing Partner
Paula Morris – Businesswoman
Rafael Fernandez – Homeowner
Robbie Brody – Administrative Judge
Ron Davis – Former City Manager
Ronald Thomas – Homeowner
Ryan D. Bowne – Parent Volunteer, Attorney
Sharon Draper – Financial Executive, Retired
Sue and Don Baldaseroni – Homeowners
Sundar Ramani – Businessman
Stephanie Rubinfeld – Planner
Toby Black – Homeowner
Undine and Karl Petrulis – Homeowners
Vic and Sue Georgino – Retired