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Lawyer seeks council seat

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORERose Parade grand marshal Rita Moreno talks New Year’s Day outfit and ‘West Side Story’ remake But some say she has no city experience in Burbank. “It takes living here and knowing the different neighborhoods and participating,” said community activist Carolyn Berlin, a Burbank resident since 1981. Lawrence was born in Brooklyn to a stay-at-home mom and an industrial-engineer father. At South Shore High School, she participated in student government and served as a peer mentor. She went on to Brooklyn College, where she earned her bachelor’s degree in psychology with a minor in theater. After working for a short time as a stage manager in New York, she moved west to attend the University of California, Los Angeles, Law School, where she graduated after studying intellectual property, employment and copyright law. She passed both the California and New York State bar exams. For 20 years, she has taken on complex business and employment cases, work she said gives her keen insight into how bureaucracies work – and don’t work. If elected, she said, she would offer incentives to smaller mom- and-pop shops and encourage developers to build small town homes instead of five-story complexes. To tackle the area’s heavy traffic, she would offer some free-trial passes to encourage people to use public transit, and she would build up bike paths along neighborhood corridors, she said. Her colleague Neil Anapol, a lawyer who’s worked with her for the past five years, said she’d be a good fit. “She’s an excellent attorney,” he said. “She has a mind for details, an understanding of how things work that impresses me a lot. Given that the City Council deals with laws a lot, she would be very, very good at it.” !dtpo st!Jason Kandel, (818) 546-3306 [email protected]!en d! 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! BURBANK – Some residents complain that Amy Lawrence is an outsider with no roots in Burbank. But the New York native with a heavy Brooklyn accent has lived in Los Angeles for 24 years. She settled in Burbank six years ago because she was attracted to its small-town charm, a place where she and her husband could raise their 3-year-old twins. Now she’s running for the Burbank City Council seat vacated by Stacey Murphy – who pleaded guilty last week to drug possession – because she wants to help preserve the city’s character, she said. “I went to so many towns looking for that wonderful, small-town feeling with great city services, great schools – a place that was urban and yet still was a neighborhood where people threw block parties. I want Burbank to be and remain the town that I believe it was when I picked it.” last_img read more