As of January 2014, unlicensed “sober living” businesses and group care rental facilities are now permitted in single-family residential neighborhoods across Burbank. These businesses are NOT regulated and can operate next-door to homes, schools, and day-care centers.
Real estate corporations have already begun buying up single-family homes and converting them into for-profit care facilities. The intrusion of businesses into residential communities will dramatically change the character of Burbank neighborhoods. In addition, the people living in unlicensed care facilities could be at risk for neglect and abuse due to lack of oversight and accountability.
The clients and patients serviced by these businesses do not have to be permanent residents; they can be short-term (six month) renters on individual leases. This means that the home next door to you could be converted into a boarding house that provides sub-standard care to a revolving door of tenants.
Is this what you want for your neighbors and your neighborhood?
Act now to protect your community!
- Write your City Council Members and State Representatives
- Sign the Community Action Petition
- Speak to your neighbors and spread the word.
For sample letters, click here.
To download a petition, click here.
To find out how this happened, click here.
To find out how Burbank can better protect our residential communities, click here.
Burbank City Council Members:
Mayor Emily Gabel-Luddy — firstname.lastname@example.org
Vice Mayor David Gordon – email@example.com
Jess Talamantes – firstname.lastname@example.org
Gary Bric – email@example.com
Bob Frutos — firstname.lastname@example.org
To email ALL Council Members at once:
Council Voicemail (818) 238-5750