| Jun 20, 2014
| 8:37 PM
It's always disconcerting to see once-healthy reserves take a precipitous dip to cover necessary expenses, but we believe the Burbank school board is right in allocating almost all of its deferred maintenance funds to complete campus projects in the...
| Apr 6, 2012
| 12:25 PM
About $15 million in redevelopment funds intended for capital improvement projects could still remain available for several community development projects, including the Lundigan Community Center and improvements to Johnny Carson Park, despite efforts...
| 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 15, 2012
| 6:02 PM
Burbank might be able to use one-time money to plug a projected $1.1-million budget gap for next fiscal year — but that's only if the City Council approves a collection of utility, sewer and trash-collection rate increases.
| 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...
| Jan 10, 2012
| 4:11 PM
The decision by American Airlines to pull out of Bob Hope Airport might further harm an airfield that has been grappling with a yearlong slide in passenger numbers, which gained the notice of an important credit rating agency.
American, which made up 7....
| 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...
| 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...
| Mar 22, 2013
| 7:22 PM
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| Oct 16, 2012
| 6:30 PM
From Social Security to abortion, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) and his GOP challenger, Phil Jennerjahn, differed on just about everything during a debate at Burbank City Hall Monday night sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Glendale/Burbank.
| Feb 19, 2012
Credit rating agency Fitch said Thursday that it might downgrade the Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority after it gets a clearer picture of the airfield’s financial standing later this year.
Fitch has already put the airport authority on...
| Oct 19, 2012
| 3:58 PM
Gov. Jerry Brown continued to press his case for Proposition 30 on Friday, telling a coalition of business leaders in Burbank that if the tax measure fails, K-12 and higher education will be hit with billions of dollars in funding cuts.