Metropolitan News-Enterprise


Tuesday, January 20, 2004


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Beverly Hills Lawyer David Burg Named to Planning Commission


By a MetNews Staff Writer


David L. Burg, a partner in the Beverly Hills law firm of Weissmann, Wolff, Bergman, Coleman, Grodin & Evall, has been named to the city Planning Commission by Mayor James K. Hahn, the firm said Friday.

“I am truly honored by this appointment and look forward to serving Los Angeles as a Planning Commissioner,” Burg said in a statement. “I’ve been interested and involved in local government and land use issues for much of my professional life. As a native Angelino, it is a great privilege to participate in decisions that will help shape the future of our great city.”

Burg has been a litigation partner at Weissmann Wolff since 1998, handling business, entertainment, intellectual property, real estate, banking, and employment matters for various clients, including Warner Bros.

He previously was an associate with Weissmann Wolff, and began his legal career with what is now Manatt, Phelps & Phillips.

Burg is an elected member and Vice-Chair of the Studio City Neighborhood Council, and has served on the Ventura/Cahuenga Boulevard Corridor Specific Plan Review Board.  He also is a member of the Optimist Youth Homes and Family Services Advisory Board, and serves as a judge pro tem in the Los Angeles Superior Court.

The City Planning Commission is comprised of nine citizens who advise and make recommendations to the mayor, City Council, director of planning, and other city officials regarding zoning ordinances, General Plan amendments, proposed development projects, legislation, and related matters of city-wide concern.


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