| 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...
| Feb 4, 2011
| 1:31 PM
A planned transit center for Bob Hope Airport got a $90-million boost this week after officials signed off on issuing the bond debt.
The Burbank City Council approved the bonds, which will be issued by the Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority....
| Nov 6, 2010
Like a great many people, I am profoundly glad that this latest election season has passed. During each cycle, we at the paper try to inform people about issues coming before them and do our best to convince readers of the importance of taking part....
| 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...
| Jul 22, 2011
| 2:52 PM
In an effort to make oversight of the troubled DeBell Golf Club as transparent as possible, the City Council will schedule a special study session to discuss recently enacted reform measures.
Councilman Dave Golonski on Tuesday lobbied for the meeting,...
| 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 30, 2012
| 1:25 PM
Transportation commissioners this week discussed the possibility of cutting bus service for seniors and the disabled on weekends, or perhaps confining the schedule to either Saturday or Sunday.
The options emerged Monday as commissioners continued...
| 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...
| 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...
| Mar 29, 2012
| 7:47 PM
Legendary Entertainment, the finance and production company behind "The Dark Knight" and this weekend's"Wrath of the Titans,"is close to raising about $250 million in new financing, according to knowledgeable people unauthorized to speak publicly.