Politics

Mixed-use project gets approval in mixed vote

Mixed-use project gets approval in mixed vote

A residential-and-retail development proposed for downtown Burbank won the City Council’s approval on Tuesday to exceed density limits while providing less parking than city code requires.

Students work to get out the vote

With hopes of boosting voter registration and turnout, Burbank is looking to local high school and college students for fresh ideas.

Audit projects tip toward 'narrow' budget surplus

A review of the city’s annual financial report for last fiscal year shows that Burbank continued its slow recovery from the economic downturn that began in 2007, according to a new report.

Officials present route options for high-speed rail

It could be the largest infrastructure project in the United States — the first high-speed rail system in the country — and it's expected to come to Burbank.

City Council approves two measures to address drought

City Council approves two measures to address drought

Before Southern California was drenched with much-needed rain, the Burbank City Council last week approved two measures intended to help residents conserve water amid the state’s ongoing drought.

Council OKs executive pay increase

The city of Burbank is giving a raise to its 11 department managers and two of its elected officials, but it’s also asking them to pitch in more for their state retirement benefits.

Meeting slated to discuss high-speed rail

The California High-Speed Rail Authority will host a community meeting Monday in Burbank to discuss plans for a bullet train between the Palmdale Transportation Center and a proposed station near the Burbank Bob Hope Airport.

Gatto introduces 'transparency' bill, aims to amend rules on financial disclosures

Gatto introduces 'transparency' bill, aims to amend rules on financial disclosures

Public officials in California would have to disclose more about their investments and who they do business with under a state Assembly bill introduced Monday as the legislature began a new session.

Burbank school board race heats up

Three open seats on the Burbank school board have drawn six candidates, but only one is an incumbent.

Obama plugs body camera option

Obama plugs body camera option

President Barack Obama on Monday proposed spending $75 million to help local police departments purchase up to 50,000 body cameras for police officers over the next three years, a move Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) called a “common-sense step” to increase transparency and improve...

Seven to vie for two Burbank City Council seats

The nominating period for Burbank’s February primary closed on Monday, with seven candidates contending for two Burbank City Council seats, officials reported.

Vacancy opens on airport board

Vacancy opens on airport board

The city of Burbank is looking to fill a vacancy on the Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority board after Susan Georgino tendered her resignation “effective immediately” on Wednesday.

Schiff reaffirms support for cameras on police officers following Ferguson riots

Schiff reaffirms support for cameras on police officers following Ferguson riots

In response to the violence and rioting that erupted Monday night in Ferguson, Mo., following a grand jury’s decision not to indict a white police officer in the killing of an unarmed black man, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) issued a statement Tuesday, calling for an end to the unrest and...

Hebrew school OK'd to expand

Burbank resident Victoria Sabonjohn was nine months pregnant when she and her husband moved into a home near Jefferson Elementary School, about a mile from Burbank Temple Emanu El, which has a preschool.

Bus service may ease I-5 worries

As road construction continues on the Golden State (5) Freeway, expanded bus service closing the “transit gap” between the cities of Burbank, Glendale and Pasadena could ease traffic impacts in the region, local officials say.

Bob Hope Airport expands parking options

Bob Hope Airport expands parking options

To help handle an anticipated surge in travelers during the holiday season, Bob Hope Airport officials are expanding the airfield’s parking options by reopening and redesignating lots in its existing inventory.

Burbank looks to get 'dirty' with its vehicles

Burbank looks to get 'dirty' with its vehicles

Cars and light-duty trucks belonging to the city of Burbank may start to get dirtier soon, but you probably won’t have to write “wash me” on the dirty windows.

Burbank residents ask officials for watered-down restrictions

Burbank residents ask officials for watered-down restrictions

Due to the ongoing drought, Burbank residents are restricted in their outdoor watering to only one day a week through April, but residents have complained about the limits.

Veterans Day ceremony to be held in Burbank

Veterans Day ceremony to be held in Burbank

In commemoration of Veterans Day, the city of Burbank and the Burbank Veterans Committee will host a ceremony at the McCambridge Park War Memorial, on the corner Amherst Drive and San Fernando Boulevard at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 11.

Schiff, Gatto easily win their political races

Schiff, Gatto easily win their political races

Both Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) and state Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Silver Lake) had resounding wins in their races to remain in office on Tuesday.

Bob Hope officials look into branding effort

Bob Hope Airport may soon go “back to the future” through a branding effort to highlight the airfield’s proximity to Hollywood and the many film and television studios in the San Fernando Valley.

Seven make moves toward 2015 Council election

As the nomination period opened this week for candidates in the Burbank 2015 municipal elections, at least seven people are considering or have already announced their intent to vie for two City Council seats next spring.

Four to vie for open seats on Burbank school board

With three open seats on the Burbank Unified school board this coming spring, at least four people intend to toss their hats into the ring.

Polls open at 7 a.m. on election day

Tuesday is election day, with polling places open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Residents signal increased danger at crosswalks

Residents signal increased danger at crosswalks

Children walking to school at George Washington Elementary School cross the street at Winona Avenue and Lincoln Street with the help of a crossing guard, but now she needs help.

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