AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals “I think Mr. Humphreville made a mistake, a substantial error,” Mayor Jef Vander Borght said at the meeting. “The bottom line is, his brother worked for this entity … Now, does that reach the level of my wanting to remove him? At this point, … the answer is no.” Councilman Todd Campbell said he has strong respect for Humphreville but feels he made an error in judgment. “I don’t know if I’m at the point where I’d want to remove him,” he said. “But I certainly think that it would be important for the credibility of the Planning Board and for the people who feel there may have been an injustice done that he provide an explanation.” Humphreville, a sales instructor for a commercial real estate and advertising businesses, did not attend Tuesday’s meeting. He said he looks forward to airing his side at a council meeting to be set next month. Before the vote, he did inquire of the City Attorney’s Office about whether potential conflicts existed. Senior Assistant City Attorney Mary Riley told him that because he had no financial stake in the business, he would not be breaking state fair political practice laws. BURBANK – A city Planning Board member has come under fire from the City Council because he voted for a controversial chicken restaurant even though his brother was the owner’s business partner. Dan Humphreville voted this summer to approve a conditional-use permit for the California Chicken Cafe, a project that was eventually killed by the council after residents complained about increased traffic and raised concerns about possible conflicts by the board member. His brother, Bill Humphreville, managed Chicken Cafes in Westwood and Santa Monica and shared in the profits. Dan Humphreville had several phone conversations with the Chicken Cafe owner, one of which was just days before the Planning Board hearing, according to a memo released Wednesday by the City Attorney’s Office. Questions surrounding his actions came to a head Tuesday night at the council meeting, where officials gave him a dressing down. But Riley also told him he would have to decide whether his connection to the cafe would influence his vote. “I did not believe there was a conflict,” said Humphreville, who has served on the board for three years and was appointed by the council. “It was coincidental that the applicant that was in front of us happened to be one in which my own brother shares a business arrangement, limited to two stores on the Westside.” Jason Kandel, (818) 546-3306 [email protected] 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!