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Budgets and Budgeting

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  • Governor wants to scrap redevelopment agencies

    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...
  • City plans 5% cuts to all departments

    City plans 5% cuts to all departments
    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...
  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Burbank chips in for homeless shelter

    Burbank City Council members had some stern words for their Glendale counterparts this week when they agreed to allocate $20,000 to help bridge a $31,500 budget gap for the regional winter shelter program. EIMAGO, a subsidiary of the Union Rescue...
  • Gov. Jerry Brown goes over budget with Burbank educators

    Gov. Jerry Brown goes over budget with Burbank educators
    Just hours after delivering the state of the state address in Sacramento, Gov. Jerry Brown brought his message to Burbank Wednesday, meeting with several dozen local educators at Bret Harte Elementary School to discuss how his budget proposal would affect...
  • Local education officials breathe sigh of relief amid Brown's budget cuts

    Local education officials breathe sigh of relief amid Brown's budget cuts
    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...
  • Budget woes could affect local companies

    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...
  • 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-...