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Budgets and Budgeting

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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Mailbag: Teachers unions are targeting the wrong foe

    Teachers unions are targeting the wrong foe What a shame that the Burbank Teachers Assn. totally missed the teachable moment of the school budget crisis when it came out grabbing in the article "Unions want furlough days canceled" on Sept. 17. The...
  • Schools' financial struggles continue

    Schools' financial struggles continue
    GLENDALE — Nineteen months since congressional Democrats passed the $787-billion stimulus and recovery bill, local school districts continue to fend off budget cuts and protect employee jobs. In other words, they're not out of the woods. In...
  • Glendale City Council approves early exits as part of retirement incentive plan

    As salaries and benefits continue to dampen Glendale’s fiscal health, the City Council gave final approval for a voluntary buyout program aimed to trim down staff at City Hall. Employees eligible for retirement along with younger workers can...