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Elections

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  • Voters should be able to rank candidates

    As the City Council considers eliminating Burbank's primary election ("Burbank ponders dropping primary," May 18) let's think beyond a choice between primary/run off and general election and consider ranked choice voting as an effective alternative....
  • Primary election wins the vote for Burbank City Council

    Burbank's primary election will live on after the City Council on Thursday decided not to pursue plans to cut the first of a two-step electoral process in order to save roughly $72,000 a year. Doing so would have required voter approval. The change...
  • In Theory: What is our obligation to help the poor?

    Several Republican congressmen have come under fire for quoting the Bible as justification for cutting nutritional assistance to America's poor. Congress has moved to slash more than $4 billion from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP...
  • In Theory: Should the prison at Guantanamo be closed?

    The Pentagon has appointed an envoy tasked with shutting down the prison at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba. The prison, which holds terror suspects including those involved in planning the 9/11 attacks, currently holds 164 detainees, 17 of whom are on hunger...
  • Saving money is not old-fashioned

    Re: “Primary election will stay,” May 25. No sooner is the City Council election over when council members decided that saving the citizens of Burbank $72,000 a year is too “minimal.” I bet the underfunded local nonprofit and...
  • Banking on Burbank's Measure S success

    Officials are hoping for a repeat for Measure S on the April 9 ballot. Only this time it's a different set of officials. And, for that matter a different measure. The initiative, called Measure S — not to be confused with the $110-million school...
  • In Theory: What is the fate of gay marriage without DOMA?

    The Supreme Court's decisions to strike down the Defense Of Marriage Act and reject a lawsuit aimed at upholding California's Proposition 8 have caused jubilation among gay-rights supporters and anger among opponents of gay marriage. Conservative...
  • Court's decision negates power of vote

    I am saddened by The Leader’s editorial (“Cheering equal rights, aware there’s more to do,” June 29). For it was not Proposition 8 which was defeated, but part of the Constitution, which said people are governed by a voting...
  • Immigration reform group rallies at California Republican headquarters

    Immigration reform group rallies at California Republican headquarters
    More than 200 people on Tuesday demonstrated in front of the state Republican Party headquarters in Burbank to demand that the U.S. House of Representatives take up a package of immigration reform measures recently passed in the Senate. "The ball is...
  • Bob Hope Airport wants to replace terminal

    With Bob Hope Airport looking to replace its 83-year-old terminal, Burbank council members made it clear this week that they want the city to have a say in those plans as well as any future development of a 58-acre plot of airport-owned land known as...
  • Burbank looks for balance with schedule in preparation for league play

    Burbank looks for balance with schedule in preparation for league play
    BURBANK — When putting together the nonleague schedule for the 2013 football season, Burbank High Coach Hector Valencia had a few things in mind. Along with scheduling competition that would pose some challenges for his Bulldogs, Valencia also...
  • Adding green to dry cleaning

    Adding green to dry cleaning
    Flair Cleaners in Burbank has over the past year successfully asked customers to get their clothes naked — that is without all the plastic wrapping and other packaging. In an effort to reduce waste, more than 30% of the customers at Flair now...