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Burbank City Council Appoints New Council Member

Post Date:05/15/2018 9:31 AM

BURBANK, CA (May 15, 2018) – Late Monday night, The City of Burbank City Council appointed a new Council Member to fill the vacancy created by the passing of Mayor Will Rogers.  The new member, Tim Murphy, was unanimously (4-0) appointed and will serve until the end of Rogers’ term currently scheduled to end on May 1, 2019.  This may be extended an additional 18 months if Measure V is passed by Burbank voters during the June 5 election.

Council Member Murphy is a family and criminal law attorney working in private practice.  He was a Superior Court Commissioner and former Burbank City Council Member from 1989 to 1993. In 2016, he acted as Will Rogers’ campaign manager. Council Member Murphy stated that his top three significant issues are the budget, infrastructure and voter participation that includes voicing their opinion to the City Council. 

Council Members stated that they selected Council Member Murphy based on his prior experience and his self-reflection and introspection as to what he could do better if chosen to represent the City today. He confirmed he has no interest to run in future elections.  

“I am honored to serve the citizens of Burbank and to continue the work that Will Rogers began.  Additionally, I am looking forward to working with the Mayor and my fellow Council Members,” stated Council Member Murphy. “The City of Burbank is a dynamic city and I feel that I can help to develop the policies that will positively affect the city in the important matters that will come before the Council.” 

Council Member Murphy will be formally seated and administered the oath of office during the May 22, 2018 council meeting.

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