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Budgets and Budgeting

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  • A sign of cuts to come

    When the City Council brought up the possibility of restoring funding for a popular after-school program, it foreshadowed the tough budgeting decisions yet to come. The middle school program's $52,000 in city funding was cut last year as City Hall...
  • Council ponders ending bonuses to fund after-school programs

    The City Council this week decided to spend $300,000 from a fund reserved for stabilizing the city budget on after-middle youth programs, but left open the possibility of diverting money used for employee bonuses. Councilman David Gordon on Tuesday...
  • City Council candidate Gary Bric

    The lone incumbent in the Burbank City Council election, Gary Bric spent four years on the Traffic and Transportation Commission before he was elected to the council in 2007. The 50-year Burbank resident served as mayor from May 2009 until the following...
  • City scrambles to curb agency losses

    Burbank could be stuck with a $50-million tab if Gov. Jerry Brown’s proposal to disband local redevelopment agencies goes through. With local governments holding their breath over the budget proposal, Burbank last week joined other cities in...
  • School board candidate Roberta Grande Reynolds

    Current school board member Roberta Grande Reynolds is a Burbank native, and a member of a three-generation Burbank family. As a child she attended Franklin Elementary, Luther Middle School and Burbank High School. Her two adult daughters also attended...
  • Pensions pinch city purse

    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...
  • Officials propose temporary station closure to cut costs

    Officials propose temporary station closure to cut costs
    A proposal to close firefighting operations out of a West Burbank station for nine months will allow the fire department to meet its 5% spending cut, but Chief Ray Krakowski warned that emergency response times will be affected citywide. Under the plan,...
  • District, union haggle over budget cuts

    The Burbank Teachers Assn. this week called on the school board to tap into the district’s cash reserve to ease proposed cuts to programming and salaries and benefits. The comments, made during the school board meeting Thursday, came against the...
  • South Gate will bring it's own set of challenges for Flad

    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-...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Burbank Unified head to become College of the Sequoias president

    Burbank Unified head to become College of the Sequoias president
    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,...