| 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...
| Jun 18, 2013
| 6:18 PM
Burbank Bob Hope Airport commissioners approved a budget this week that managed to hold airline landing fees steady despite the airfield's continued struggles with declining passenger counts. The spending plan includes funding for a new transportation...
| 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
| Jun 21, 2013
| 4:33 PM
Burbank school officials on Thursday approved a new budget amid and are optimistic about an uptick in revenue and a decrease in deficit spending through 2016.
The school district for years has been spending more than it has received, despite...
| 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....
| May 10, 2013
| 10:59 AM
Burbank officials this week proposed cutting roughly 2% — or $2.5 million — from the city’s $149-million General Fund budget, which pays for most public services.
The proposal also addresses soaring employee pension costs by allocating...
| Jun 7, 2013
| 8:32 AM
The City Council is slated to adopt a $149-million General Fund budget next week that includes $2.5 million in cuts and fee increases to various services.
With the adjustments and a projected 1% increase in sales and property tax revenues, officials...
| Mar 1, 2011
| 4:59 PM
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...
| Mar 22, 2011
| 5:01 PM
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...