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As I begin my term as mayor, I want to take this opportunity to thank my colleagues on the council for giving me the honor to serve our community in this role. While I feel a sense of both pride and humility, my strongest feeling is a sense of urgency....
In 1993, Bill Clinton was inaugurated as the 42nd president of the United States. The popular NBC sitcom "Friends" was being developed under the title, "Insomnia Café." It's also when Dave Golonski, then 34, was first elected to the Burbank City Council....
Tags: Elections, Primaries, Bill Clinton, Politics
After holding steady in January, home prices in Burbank surged again last month, continuing a months-long rise in prices as a severely limited number of homes for sale has created fierce competition among buyers, according to the latest real estate...
Recent articles in the L.A. Times have exposed alarming financial abuses resulting from the passage of Capital Appreciation Bonds (CABs) by some school districts. Please note, Burbank Unified's name is not on the L.A. Times list. CABs with payback ratios...
How good are you at predicting the future? Or, more to the point, what do you think it will cost to borrow money in 2023? Your answer should determine your vote on the Burbank Unified School District’s $110-million bond initiative, Measure S. No...
Expert opinion may be split on the risks associated with the proposed $110-million school bond on the March 5 ballot, but Burbank Unified officials say lessons learned from the last bond in 1997 will ensure taxpayers get more bang for their buck. Causing...
The nominating period for Burbank's February primary election closed Friday, with six candidates running for three City Council seats, four running for two school board seats, three for city clerk and one for city treasurer. The City Council...
Interest rates for bonds sold to construct a new transit center at Bob Hope Airport came in lower than expected, reducing the annual debt obligation by more than $1.25 million, officials reported Monday. About a half hour later, the Burbank-Glendale-...
Tags: Finance, Bob Hope, Rental Service, Vehicles, Debt Market
A low inventory of single-family homes is still making an impact on the local real estate market, resulting in multiple offers and buyers snatching up homes quickly while interest rates are low. There were 135 single-family homes on the market last...
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...
Like a lot of people these days, Josh Ledebur struggles to pay his mortgage. What makes this schoolteacher's story unexpected is that he's participating in a city affordable-housing program. Ledebur is asking the city to change terms of his affordable-...
Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke told Congress last week that the central bank might start to cut back its main economic stimulus program later this year. The minutes of the Fed's most recent meeting showed that he's getting pushed by some of his...
Tags: Finance, Federal Reserve, Stock Market, Employment, Prices
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