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Kaplan Kirsch & Rockwell Client, the City of Burbank, Agrees to Peace Treaty

In February 2005, firm client, the City of Burbank, agreed to a 10-year cease-fire in its sporadic 36-year old battle with the Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority. The peace treaty defers for at least 10 years the planning for a new terminal but allows the Airport Authority to purchase a nearby parking lot, to realign the Airport access road and to build routine projects for the next seven years. The agreement was the result of nearly a year of negotiations. Both sides concluded that nighttime noise relief and routine airport projects would be better accomplished if the City and the Authority cooperated rather than fought in the courts. The Authority committed to cooperate with the City in working toward nighttime noise relief. A summary of the complex and comprehensive deal is available to download.