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  • Board members want more authority

    As Burbank’s Civil Service Board tackles what officials say is a long-overdue discussion on employee nepotism and dating at City Hall, the process has highlighted the board’s relative lack of power compared to similar commissions at other...
  • Verdugo swimming pool is on its way

    Recently there have been a number of letters regarding the closure of the Verdugo Park swimming pool (“There is no bonus to bonus payouts,” July 6). I thought it might be helpful to clarify the reason for this temporary closure. In recent...
  • Editorial: Whittling away the Civil Service Board

    For one officer, it was self-admitted stupidity when he and two colleagues took a city-owned car to Las Vegas while on duty for nothing put a photo in front of a sign. For that joyride, all three were fired. But in Glendale, the Civil Service...
  • Nepotism policy takes shape

    The Civil Service Board, tasked with creating a nepotism policy, has declined to ban all relatives of city workers from employment, ultimately recommending that the rule apply only to family members of executives within their respective departments....
  • Board working on nepotism policy

    A new city policy could prohibit family members of City Council members and the city manager from being hired — a move that one civil service commissioner said would be a “step toward slowly changing the culture in Burbank.” The draft...
  • Walmart and the American worker

    The letters defending Walmart in the Dec. 14 Leader — “Crime isn’t any worse at Walmart” and “Can’t wait for Walmart to arrive” — are laughable because they reflect a total ignorance of the destructive...
  • Walmart stirs controversy into the news cycle

    Walmart stirs controversy into the news cycle
    A future Walmart in Burbank dominated the public discourse in 2011, sparking protests at City Hall, new Facebook pages opposing the retailer’s move into the city and divided opinions among residents — and it’s only just begun....
  • Officials propose temporary station closure to cut costs

    Officials propose temporary station closure to cut costs
    A proposal to close firefighting operations out of a West Burbank station for nine months will allow the fire department to meet its 5% spending cut, but Chief Ray Krakowski warned that emergency response times will be affected citywide. Under the plan,...
  • Leader's court costs are $37,000 and rising

    City officials have yet to reach a decision on whether to appeal a court order to release individual employee bonus amounts, but the tab incurred by the Burbank Leader to obtain the information already stands at $37,000. Pending the outcome of a...
  • Council puts off bonus vote

    The City Council postponed a vote this week that would have suspended bonuses for city executives and mid-level managers and directed officials to explore alternatives to the program. A yes vote on the measure Tuesday would have suspended the merit-based...
  • City outsources crossing guards

    City outsources crossing guards
    In a move officials said could save $100,000, the City Council this week voted to outsource all 25 crossing-guard jobs currently being overseen by the Burbank Police Department. Police Administrator Josephine Wilson assured the council that even though...
  • Testimony conveys chaos at Kmart

    The man accused of using a Burbank officer's gun against him and his partner during a scuffle at a Kmart last year was double-handcuffed because of his size and to allow for greater range of motion, according to testimony Tuesday in Los Angeles County...