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PAUL HERMAN FOR

BURBANK CITY COUNCIL

Managing Burbank through the crisis

 

COMMITMENTS

ABOUT PAUL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

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PRESS RELEASES

August 24, 2020

Join Linda Walmsley, Barry Sarna and Sharon Draper, Senior Citizens in support of Paul Herman, 

our candidate for Burbank City Council 

Paul is the one candidate who is: 

  • Able to make the right decisions with our city finances that will safeguard the senior programs that give us the quality of life we need to maintain our independence as we age 

 

  • Qualified to bring more affordable senior housing to Burbank by creating greater incentives for smart growth opportunities in our community. He will not let outside interests control Burbank 

 

  • Capable of working with all stakeholders to help our city recover from the social and economic impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic by keeping the city services (police, fire, paramedics, parks, and libraries) senior citizens value and use as strong as possible moving forward. 

August 15, 2020

 Burbank Rent Control Initiative, Ballot Measure RC 

Official Statement  

 I am the strongest supporter of affordable housing there is. I have been a proponent since moving my family to Burbank over a decade ago. And amidst this pandemic, we need it now more than ever. 

But the proposed rent control ballot initiative (Ballot Measure RC) is bad news for renters and for Burbank. Outside interest groups are pushing this initiative, which seeks to tear apart our City government by creating an unaccountable rent control board. This rent control board would not answer to our City Council or our City Manager and has the power to tax and prosecute our residents.

  • Don't let outside groups control Burbank!

  • Don’t create an autonomous and unaccountable rent control board! 

  • Don’t increase rents! 

  • Don’t waste millions of dollars of taxpayer money! 

COMMITMENTS

Community Safety

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.

 
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ENDORSEMENTS

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

Bill Toth

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

Vicky Maracheli

Paid for by Paul Herman for Burbank City Council 2020

FPPC #: 1427543

P.O. Box 4038

Burbank, CA 91503

paul@votepaulherman.com

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