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Budgets and Budgeting

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  • 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...
  • Get to know ballot measures

    In a Congressional district where the campaigning has been comparatively non-existent, local voters have probably found themselves lulled into a fog. But before we know it, Nov. 2 will suddenly emerge from the mist, revealing itself to what hopefully won'...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Bright news for Bob Hope Airport

    Bob Hope Airport cut down expenses and beat revenue expectations in the last fiscal year, according to a report issued Monday that marked a turnaround in what had been a string of bad news. The airport reduced operating costs by cutting $2.6 million...
  • 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...
  • Burbank employees in line for bonuses

    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...
  • 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...
  • 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...