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City Council Candidate Profile: Sharis Manokian

"Burbank needs a fresh, new perspective to local politics – one that I plan to bring." Read More

City Council Candidate Question #1 – Subject: Transportation and Traffic in Burbank

"Making public transportation more convenient than driving will encourage residents to use the busses which will help with traffic and pollution." Read More

City Council Candidate Question #2 – Subject: Housing in Burbank

"No one should have to live with the fear that they could lose their home and be forced to live on the streets." Read More

City Council Candidate Question #3 – Subject: Hollywood Burbank Airport

"The relationship between the Airport and the City is great, however, the relationship with residents in the area can be vastly improved." Read More

City Council Candidate Question #4 – Subject: Burbank’s COVID-19 Response and Actions

"As a community, we need to continue to wear masks in public, comply with social distancing rules, and make smart choices to protect our neighbors." Read More

City Council Candidate Question #5 – Subject: Businesses in Burbank

"Our small businesses are the heart and soul of our community, and we must do more to facilitate small business growth." Read More

City Council Candidate Question #6 – Defunding the Police and Race Relations

"The number one thing we need to do moving forward is listen to our POC community, allow them to lead the way to change, and solve the problems together." Read More

City Council Candidate Question #7 – Burbank Schools

"As someone who has worked with our students, I’ve seen first-hand the effect our policies have on our youth. The children are our future, and the City should do everything they can to ensure their needs are met." Read More

City Council Candidate Question #8 – Motivation for Running for Burbank City Council

"Burbank is the only home I have ever known. I was born and raised here, and I am running to ensure that it continues to be a great place to live." Read More

Los Angeles Daily News

Election 2020: Eight candidates running for two seats on Burbank City Council

"Manokian says there is no youth representation in local government and she wants to be that voice and inspiration." Read More

Outlook Newspapers: Burbank Leader

City Council, Treasurer Candidates Give Statements

"From a young age, Sharis knew she wanted to positively impact the only place she’s known as home. After receiving an education in the social sciences, she recognized that policy provided her with an opportunity to achieve her goal." Read More