BURBANK – Let the tapes roll at City Council meetings. The council backed down late Tuesday from a proposed resolution to ban videotapes from screening during oral communications – a block of time when the public can address current issues or air grievances. Some council members have been leery of council candidates and backers rolling campaign videos, and asked the city attorney to draft a resolution that would ban them. But that couldn’t be done without banning all videotapes, which also have been used in the past by the public to address issues such as zoning or traffic. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe joys and headaches of holiday travel: John Phillips“To take that ability away was never really the intent,” Mayor Todd Campbell said Wednesday. “The intent was to minimize campaigning on the podium, which we’ve experienced in the past.” Instead, the council ordered staffers to establish a pledge system asking candidates and their supporters to refrain from airing campaign videos during public comment. “It’s an honor pledge,” Campbell said. “I don’t expect it to stop, but it will certainly curtail it to a reasonable level.” [email protected] (818) 546-3304 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!