| May 18, 2012
| 5:53 PM
Roughly two years after taking the helm as superintendent of Burbank Unified, Stan Carrizosa is going back to the Central Valley.
On Friday, the affable superintendent announced his decision to serve as president the College of the Sequoias in Visalia,...
| Sep 2, 2012
| 1:00 AM
Local businesses could lose millions of dollars — with Nestle USA alone standing to lose more than $144 million — according to a report released recently by a national nonprofit that outlined the potential local economic impact if $500 billion...
| Jun 9, 2012
| 4:06 PM
The still uncertain impact of losing local redevelopment has prompted a major reshuffling of job titles and salaries at Burbank City Hall.
Burbank's redevelopment agency had directly funded 25 full-time employees, said Community Development Director...
| Jun 18, 2012
| 11:52 AM
The next two weeks are expected to be busy ones in the state Capitol.
For starters, Democrats and Gov. Jerry Brown continue to haggle over the incomplete budget sent by lawmakers to the governor’s desk Friday. Brown has until June 27 to sign or...
| Jun 21, 2012
| 11:53 AM
The City Council this week approved Burbank’s $636-million budget after closing a $1.3-million gap — a relatively small wound compared to other cities that have been hit especially hard by the loss of local redevelopment.
| Jun 24, 2012
Burbank Bob Hope Airport commissioners approved a budget this week which included a 21% hike in airline landing fees and a decrease in projected parking revenues as the airfield grapples with dropping passenger counts and a lackluster financial picture....
| Sep 25, 2012
| 3:25 PM
At 46, City Manager Mike Flad has been serving the city of Burbank for half his life — but this week, he said he’s ready for a new challenge.
Next month, he’ll be heading 20 miles south to serve as the city manager of South Gate, a 7-...
| 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...
| 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...
| Mar 22, 2013
| 8:06 PM
Assume you are elected onto the City Council, and city staff says you need to cut $3 million, or roughly 2%, from the General Fund to balance the budget. What would you cut and why?
Profession: Burbank Councilman This year's...
| Dec 10, 2012
| 9:16 AM
Burbank Arts For All recently awarded thousands of dollars worth of grants to local schools, but with more than 30 applicants, demand far outstripped available money.
In all, 31 Burbank schools sent in grant applications totaling $85,565, but in the...
| Feb 19, 2013
| 8:52 PM
Weak tax revenues in Burbank have created a larger-than-expected deficit that is now projected to be $2.1 million this year, according to a recent budget report.
Revenue from transient parking, property and retail sales came in at $1.2 million below...