| Aug 30, 2011
| 4:22 PM
The popularity of the city’s solar rebate program, combined with tax incentives, forced its closure even before the fiscal year began, officials said, meaning property owners will have to wait until next year to apply.
John Joyce, who manages the...
| Nov 29, 2011
| 5:12 PM
Delegates and a dance theater group from Burbank’s sister city of Incheon, South Korea, commemorated the 50-year relationship this week with dance performances, dinners and, on Tuesday, the ribbon-cutting for sculptures symbolizing the friendship....
| Jan 30, 2012
| 10:53 AM
Burbank Water and Power unveiled its $40-million “eco campus” to the public this past weekend, showing off the culmination of a 13-year transformation of an aging utility site into a showcase of sustainability.
At the open house event on...
| Feb 10, 2012
| 2:26 PM
In the last 10 years we’ve been hammered into loss of income by stock market crashes on investments, loss of jobs and unemployment, loss of interest income on retirement savings and diminished home values.
Add to that increased costs of living,...
| Feb 18, 2012
| 1:50 PM
While we appreciate the overwhelming support we have received from Burbank residents, elected officials and stakeholders over the past few months, it’s clear that a handful of special interests are attempting to misinform readers by peddling the...
| Nov 2, 2012
| 5:03 PM
A state law that requires 20% of the city's average energy sales to come from renewable energy is projected to cost the city $17.8 million this fiscal year, officials reported on Tuesday.
The financial burden of complying with the state mandate —...
| Jun 28, 2013
| 4:16 PM
When Vice Mayor Gordon voted against approving the 2013-14 budget, his stated reason was that Burbank Water and Power is incurring millions of dollars in renewable energy costs that are causing rates to increase unnecessarily because of a state mandate...
| 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
| 4:28 PM
How good are you at predicting the future? Or, more to the point, what do you think it will cost to borrow money in 2023?
Your answer should determine your vote on the Burbank Unified School District’s $110-million bond initiative, Measure S.
| Feb 22, 2013
| 9:15 AM
Burbank Water and Power was recently honored by the U.S. Green Building Council for its new service center and warehouse building.
The facility is one of three buildings either built or under construction on the utility’s EcoCampus to be...
| Mar 6, 2013
| 12:07 AM
With little more than absentee ballot returns to go on overnight Tuesday, supporters of Measure S, the $110-million school bond, were full of optimism for a campaign they said reflected the best of grassroots work.
The education community was firmly...
| Apr 4, 2013
| 2:55 PM
Burbank Water and Power has been nationally recognized for its Green Home House Call program, which provides water-saving and energy-efficient products to roughly 850 Burbank homes a year – for free.
The Washington D.C.-based American Council...