| Jul 18, 2013
| 4:16 PM
America spends more on its military than any other country. U.S. military spending in 2012 was $682 billion, which is $516 billion more than incurred by China, the next biggest spender. This means the U.S. has the most technologically advanced and best-...
| Jun 12, 2013
| 1:21 PM
The City Council on Tuesday adopted a $149 million General Fund budget that was balanced on $2.5 million in spending cuts across multiple departments.
City Financial Services Director Cindy Giraldo said officials project a $3.9 million surplus in the...
| Jun 18, 2013
| 6:18 PM
Burbank Bob Hope Airport commissioners approved a budget this week that managed to hold airline landing fees steady despite the airfield's continued struggles with declining passenger counts. The spending plan includes funding for a new transportation...
| Jun 21, 2013
| 4:33 PM
Burbank school officials on Thursday approved a new budget amid and are optimistic about an uptick in revenue and a decrease in deficit spending through 2016.
The school district for years has been spending more than it has received, despite...
| Jan 18, 2013
| 8:39 AM
City officials are grappling with a $1.3 million budget shortfall this coming fiscal year, which is only expected to widen over time as costs soar amid sluggish revenue growth.
City Council members are divided on how to conquer the deficit, with some...
| Feb 1, 2013
| 10:51 PM
Burbank Unified's most pressing issues were up for debate Thursday during a forum that called on five school board candidates vying for two seats to address the budget woes of Burbank schools and suggest ways to improve student success.
The forum, hosted...
| Feb 15, 2013
| 3:04 PM
Local school officials are still uncertain about how the state budget — and rosier financial forecasts — will impact Burbank Unified next year.
A new funding formula proposed by Gov. Jerry Brown could bring a 5% — or $2.7 billion...
| May 10, 2013
| 10:59 AM
Burbank officials this week proposed cutting roughly 2% — or $2.5 million — from the city’s $149-million General Fund budget, which pays for most public services.
The proposal also addresses soaring employee pension costs by allocating...
| Dec 14, 2011
| 3:57 PM
Some local education officials appeared to be breathing a sigh of relief about the depth of mid-year cuts to public education funding following Gov. Jerry Brown’s budget update Tuesday, even as their counterparts in Los Angeles Unified prepare to...
| Dec 10, 2010
| 6:47 PM
City employees could receive up to $1.89 million in bonuses this year, even after City Hall for the first time tapped a rainy-day fund this summer to cover a multimillion-dollar budget gap.
Facing a $5.8-million deficit in June, the City Council approved...
| Jan 15, 2011
A major source of funds for city services would be diverted to state coffers under a proposal Gov. Jerry Brown unveiled this week as part of his effort to slash a $28-billion state deficit.
Brown's budget calls for the Burbank Redevelopment Agency and...
| Jan 22, 2011
City Hall executives are drafting plans for budget cuts of at least 5% for the upcoming fiscal year, but even those reductions aren't expected to cover the projected $8.8-million shortfall.
Cutting 5% from each city department should generate $5.7...