| Aug 25, 2010
Efforts to stop the years-long flight of film crews from California to faraway locations are gaining steam.
Los Angeles City Councilman Paul Krekorian has proposed new tax incentives to keep production crews filming in his city. The effort follows...
| Feb 8, 2011
| 1:32 PM
More than two years after the collapse of Lehman Bros., Burbank is still pining for the $10 million it lost in the deal.
Following Lehman’s declaration of bankruptcy in September 2008, Burbank filed a lawsuit alleging top executives of the...
| Feb 18, 2011
| 1:09 PM
Most parking tickets will cost drivers an extra $3 under a revenue-bumping plan approved by the City Council this week.
The increase will apply to all parking violations, save those involving street sweeping, and will be fully implemented in the coming...
| Feb 18, 2011
| 1:15 PM
Students in Burbank may have a reliable set of wheels a little longer than expected after the Burbank City Council issued a stay of execution on the Got Wheels program on Tuesday night.
The council voted unanimously to direct city officials to return...
| Feb 22, 2011
| 6:14 PM
A shakeup by lawmakers in Washington, D.C., could have repercussions in Burbank if a big earthquake hits.
Burbank City Council, which issued its stamp of approval for federal appropriation requests last week, is angling for another $500,000 to complete a...
| Mar 1, 2011
| 4:59 PM
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...
| Nov 8, 2011
| 6:56 PM
An outside consultant has determined that the Burbank Unified School District — despite confusing record keeping that had raised accountability questions — accurately reported how it spent roughly $274 million during the past 15 years.
| Nov 11, 2011
| 4:51 PM
The truth is finally out. There are checking account fees in bank accounts that are exorbitant.
The banks took advantage of the investors’ lackadaisical attitude. This doesn’t only apply to checking accounts, but also to mutual funds, bond...
| Sep 27, 2011
| 5:41 PM
The redesign of Johnny Carson Park is underway, and city officials could tap three grants to help cover the estimated $5-million price tag.
The city has been setting aside money for the project — $2.5 million so far through the Redevelopment...
| 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....
| Jun 8, 2011
| 4:32 PM
The City Council on Tuesday approved a $1 million loan to the city-owned DeBell Golf Course and agreed to defer loan payments on $2.1 million in outstanding debt for two years as the troubled course tries to recover from a drop in revenue.
| Jun 10, 2011
| 4:50 PM
In this economic environment, if a business with a $718,215 operating deficit and no reserves asked a bank for a $2-million bailout package, the response would be a predictable one: “no.”
But in the world of Burbank municipal business, the...