| May 18, 2012
| 3:21 PM
At a time when Burbank is raising fees and using one-time funds to plug a $1.1-million budget gap, is keeping the dream of a new Central Library really worth keeping alive — at least to the tune of $3.5 million?
Apparently the City Council...
| Nov 3, 2012
| 6:00 PM
Burbank has initiated a series of funding deals to keep IKEA — a top sales-tax revenue generator — within city limits.
The Swedish furniture retailer — a retail powerhouse in Burbank for more than two decades — has outgrown its...
| Aug 25, 2012
| 4:17 PM
Operating revenues at the long struggling DeBell Golf Club jumped 25% in June compared to the same period last year due to increased revenue from fees, cart rentals and concessions that came in after officials made cuts in professional services and...
| May 29, 2012
| 4:10 PM
Burbank officials say there are no plans to redo city financial audits performed by the same accounting firm that state regulators claim failed to catch mismanagement at the city of Bell.
The state Board of Accountancy filed disciplinary proceedings last...
| Jun 3, 2012
Burbank has agreed to join a state financing authority so that a private French-language prep school can obtain a $12-million tax-exempt loan to revamp a site it plans to use as a school. The move is a rare show of government-backed economic development...
| Jun 21, 2012
| 11:53 AM
The City Council this week approved Burbank’s $636-million budget after closing a $1.3-million gap — a relatively small wound compared to other cities that have been hit especially hard by the loss of local redevelopment.
| Jun 22, 2012
| 5:30 PM
When the City Council convenes on June 28 to fill the vacated positions of city clerk and city treasurer, they’ll have 17 applicants representing a wide swath of the local political sphere to choose from.
The two spots are typically elected...
| Jun 24, 2012
Burbank Bob Hope Airport commissioners approved a budget this week which included a 21% hike in airline landing fees and a decrease in projected parking revenues as the airfield grapples with dropping passenger counts and a lackluster financial picture....
| Jul 1, 2012
Merci beaucoup, Burbank!
Call me naïve (I only studied French for a year), but I have a hard time understanding why the Burbank City Council last month approved a private school — Lycee International de Los Angeles — using the city's...
| Jul 10, 2012
| 6:00 PM
Thanks again to the Burbank Leader for your recent coverage of the Verdugo Pool construction status. Without your continuing stories, how would anyone in Burbank know what is happening with the pools, swimming and aquatics? Perhaps Burbank's new public...
| Jan 26, 2012
| 9:47 AM
An independent audit of the city’s 2010-11 finances gave Burbank the highest possible rating.
Financial Services Director Cindy Giraldo said the audit by the accounting firm McGladrey and Pullen was completed in December.
The review also...
| Jul 17, 2012
| 5:56 PM
A year after the struggling DeBell Golf Club tapped into a $1-million loan designed to pull it out of the red, the course appears to be on the path to financial recovery.
The loan was part of a $2-million bailout package approved by the City Council...