Bob Hope Airport officials are stepping up efforts to reach out to the community about a proposed replacement terminal.
After creating a website specifically to educate the public about the project and tout its benefits, Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority officials created a pamphlet that was mailed to nearly 44,000 residents and roughly 5,500 businesses, plus more than 2,500 post office boxes.
The four-page, color pamphlet outlines the authority’s case for a gate-for-gate replacement terminal that will be roomier — more than 120,000 square feet larger than the current terminal — and set farther back from the runway to comply with modern aviation safety standards.
It also lists some anticipated benefits of the project, including jobs and a stronger “front door” to greet tourists traveling to Los Angeles through Burbank.
Inner pages include information about the terms that the authority and City Council have endorsed, such as a “supermajority voting” measure that officials have said would effectively give Burbank representatives veto power on future airport expansion.
The mailer also outlines the environmental-impact-study process and the role voters are expected to have in voting on the future development agreement governing the terminal project.
City Council members said Monday during a meeting that they were not consulted before the brochure went out, and some had not yet seen it. City Atty. Amy Albano said she reviewed the portion about the endorsed terms to ensure it was accurate and communicated city officials’ understanding of the proposal.
The pamphlet will be available in the terminal as well as at libraries and senior centers in Burbank. It is online on the replacement terminal website at http://bit.ly/BURpamphlet.