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Officials this week broke ground on a new affordable housing development that will feature 20 one- and two-bedroom apartments. The Catalina Development will be the first all-new residential project for the nonprofit Burbank Housing Corp. The nonprofit...
The wait list for a tandem of local, low-cost child care centers is 400 families deep, with some applicants on standby for as long as three years to land a coveted spot, officials said Tuesday. The Burbank Housing Corp. Child Development Center at...
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...
The City Council on Tuesday signed off on a three-year contract that suspends bonus pay and increases employee pension contributions for the city’s largest union — moves that will help the city keep school crossing guards on its payroll,...
The Burbank City Council this week voted to suspend bonuses for city executives and mid-level managers, but gave City Manager Mike Flad the ability to bump their paid time off by an additional 25 hours, which could be cashed out for up to $2,800. The...
Burbank is considering raising fees for everything from pet registration to trash and sewer service as officials work to close an $8.7-million budget gap. The proposed fee hikes, including a 4.9% water rate increase, come in addition to possible cuts...
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...
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The City Council this week decided to spend $300,000 from a fund reserved for stabilizing the city budget on after-middle youth programs, but left open the possibility of diverting money used for employee bonuses. Councilman David Gordon on Tuesday...
The rising costs of employee retirement benefits will force Burbank to spend $10.7-million more next fiscal year, bringing the total to $33.5 million, according to city records. The higher contribution to the California Public Employees’ Retirement...
Forget basketball and hockey season, for tonight marks the beginning of the only real season that Burbankers should care about: election season. Tonight, the League of Women Voters Glendale/Burbank will be holding their candidate forum in the City Council...
Should public employees be eligible for more than $1 million each year in bonuses — in a city the size of Burbank? The city would prefer the payments to be called merit pay instead of bonuses. We disagree, as such lump-sum payouts are called...
City employees could receive up to $1.89 million in bonuses this year, even after City Hall for the first time tapped a rainy-day fund this summer to cover a multimillion-dollar budget gap. Facing a $5.8-million deficit in June, the City Council approved...
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