Artists, Burbank Officials Honor Local COVID-19 Victims

Photo by Christian Leonard / Burbank Leader
Artist Marcos Lutyens spoke at an event in front of Burbank City Hall on Monday introducing a temporary memorial of felt roses honoring the 242 residents who died of COVID-19.

A garden of fabric stands in front of Burbank City Hall in memory of residents who have died from COVID-19.

Two hundred and forty-two roses made of felt are arrayed outside the building on a large model of the first letter of Burbank’s name. Each flower represents a local resident who has died of COVID-19. 

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Applications for City Boards, Commissions Open

Applications are open for a total of 27 vacancies on city boards, commissions and committees, through which residents can advise and guide the municipal government on various topics.
The application period began on May 3 and will close on Wednesday, June 2, at 5 p.m. Applications are available online at burbankca.gov/bccapplication and at the city clerk’s office in Burbank City Hall. The City Council is scheduled to appoint applicants to each of the bodies during its July 13 meeting.
Vacancies were announced for the Burbank Cultural Arts Commission, which has four vacancies; the Infrastructure Oversight Board, which has three; the Planning Board, which has three; the Police Commission, which has five; the Sustainable Burbank Commission, which has five; the Transportation Commission, which has four; and the Park, Recreation and Community Services Board, which has three.
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Advice for Future Mayors From Those Who’ve Done the Job

In the east wing of Burbank City Hall, just off the rotunda, you’ll find a portrait gallery. The gallery isn’t exactly a big draw for tourists visiting Southern California. In fact, it’s probably fair to assume that most Burbankers don’t even know it exists.
If you are ever in City Hall, you may want to check out the gallery, which will give you a gander at the official portraits of the 62 men and women who have served as the city’s mayor.

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