Dopey defense

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! THE arrest and drug scandal of former Burbank City Councilwoman Stacey Murphy clearly left a lingering question for the city’s other elected officials: Will the people of Burbank continue to trust the council after that embarrassing episode?In an obvious attempt to give themselves some distance from Murphy, council members last week adopted drug-testing guidelines. To be clear: This is not a policy, but rather a voluntary program for random testing. The results don’t even have to be made public.It’s understandable for the council to want to reassure the public that it’s not a pack of wild druggies. But adopting a weak and somewhat disingenuous measure doesn’t do much to prove the body’s trustworthiness. Perhaps members should just do a good job of working for the community.last_img read more