- November 2000 After many years of contention between the community of Burbank and the Airport Authority regarding an Airport proposed new relocated and expanded gate terminal, Burbank voters approve a ballot me...
Measure B gives the Airport Authority the right to build Elevate BUR on the Adjacent Property, the 49-acre B-6 site, and changes the Airport Authority Commission’s voting rules to give Burbank Commissioners “supermajority” voting rights, allowing Burbank to control the future of the Airport.
Elevate BUR will have the following basic characteristics:
The term sheet was approved by the Airport Authority on November 2, 2015, and by the Burbank City Council on November 16, 2015.
It formed the basis for a Development Agreement between the City of Burbank and the Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority for the Replacement Terminal Project. The Development Agreement was approved by the Airport Authority on July 11, 2016, and by the Burbank City Council on August 1, 2016, and then ratified by the voters of Burbank on November 8, 2016.
The Airport Authority is composed of three cities (Burbank, Glendale and Pasadena) that appoint nine commissioners, three each from each city. With supermajority voting, two of the three Burbank Commissioners on the Airport Authority will be able to block Airport expansion and more, even if outnumbered by the Glendale and Pasadena Commissioners. Burbank now has the ability to stop attempts to: increase the number of terminal gates, change the voluntary nighttime curfew or other noise rules, change support for federal authorization to implement a mandatory nighttime curfew, allow parking of passenger aircraft other than at the gates, or expand the current terminal or any new terminal.
With supermajority voting, the Commission can NEVER do the following without the approval of Burbank:
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has released a Final Environmental Impact Statement (Final EIS) and Record of Decision (ROD) for the proposed construction and operation of the 14-gate replacement pass...
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