| 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...
| 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...
| 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....
| Dec 4, 2012
| 3:31 PM
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...
| Mar 23, 2012
| 5:38 PM
Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Silver Lake) joined two other state lawmakers to introduce a measure that would begin the process of nullifying the U.S. Supreme Court's controversial decision that created “super PACs,” which have flooded unlimited...
| 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...
| 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...
| Apr 1, 2013
| 3:31 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
| Apr 3, 2013
Upset over Mayor Dave Golonski's recent comments about outsourcing city jobs to save money, the Burbank City Employees Assn. political action committee has retracted its election endorsement of the 20-year councilman, calling the idea a "slap in the face....