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  • At State of the City address, Burbank mayor bullish on the future

    At State of the City address, Burbank mayor bullish on the future
    While the recession dealt Burbank some economic blows, the 101-year-old city's financial health is stable — sales tax revenues are rising and new infrastructure projects are on the horizon, Burbank Mayor Dave Golonski said Wednesday during the...
  • Four vie for two remaining seats on city council

    It’s crunch time for the four City Council hopefuls, who have less than a month to knock on as many doors and raise as much money for their campaigns as possible before ballots are mailed out for the April 9 general election. The stakes were raised...
  • Burbank scrambles for IKEA deal

    Burbank scrambles for IKEA deal
    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...
  • The high cost of sending students outdoors

    In Burbank, many fifth-graders live for Outdoor Science School — the handful of days when they venture to the mountains or ocean to hike trails with naturalists, sing songs by the campfire and sleep in bunks. The tradition has lasted more than 20...
  • Water rates a top concern for Burbank residents

    Burbank residents set the City Council agenda this week at three town hall meetings the council hosted to hear from constituents in a more casual setting outside City Hall. Their chief complaint? Steep water bills. Residents frustrated about the...
  • Why no year-round swim season?

    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...
  • Council to eye utility, sewer fee increases

    Council to eye utility, sewer fee increases
    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. Financial Services...
  • DeBell Golf Club seems headed for the green

    DeBell Golf Club seems headed for the green
    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...
  • Is the dream worth keeping?

    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...
  • Legendary Entertainment nears raising $250 million in financing

    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. The...
  • Officials: No audit repeat after Bell scandal

    Officials: No audit repeat after Bell scandal
    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...
  • City helps French prep school acquire loan

    City helps French prep school acquire loan
    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...