The Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority has voted to reduce the number of airport staff meetings in an effort to improve airport staff efficiency. Last week, board members, minus absent Commissioners Bill Wiggins and Pasadena’s Steve Madison, voted 7-0 to reduce the number of meetings overall, according to a report in the Los Angeles Times.
The Airport Authority is headed by President Terry Tornek, Pasadena’s mayor.
Frank Miller, executive director of the airport, said that regular meetings will take place on the first and third Mondays of February, April, May, June, and October. However, the authority will have only one regular meeting in January, March, July, August, September, November, and December. It also has usually held meetings on every first and third Monday of each month, with the exception of one meeting during the last two months of the year and in January, due to the holidays.
The 9 a.m. start time for regular meetings will remain unchanged.
The LA Times said the authority also voted to remove a provision in its bylaws that allows for meetings to be held in the evenings, as the airport has not scheduled evening meetings in recent years.
Miller said these changes would allow staff to better focus on the airport’s upcoming replacement terminal project. Just last week, the authority approved an agreement with Buro Happold Consulting Engineers, Inc. to review the conceptual plans for the 14-gate replacement terminal which is scheduled to open in 2022.