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  • Burbank mayor impressed by 'humanity' of incoming city manager

    Mark Scott’s career has led him up and down California, and across the country and back, so it’s no surprise he and his wife are always debating about which region they should call home. The 63-year-old Fresno-native spent two decades...
  • 'Nos' signs only add to challenge of Measure S campaign

    'Nos' signs only add to challenge of Measure S campaign
    Shortly after City Council candidate David Nos stuck his campaign signs on front lawns in Burbank last month, Suzanne Weerts was inundated with phone calls and emails. “People were wondering who was behind the ‘No on S’ campaign,&...
  • Gordon is ignoring energy mandates

    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...
  • Conflict of interest needs investigation

    I was dismayed to hear the temporary city clerk, Zizette Mullins, admit during the candidate’s forum that it would be a conflict of interest for a clerk candidate to pay another candidate to work on her campaign. Campaign filings are public...
  • A look ahead at 2013 for Burbank

    A look ahead at 2013 for Burbank
    The year 2013 is already shaping up to be a busy year, with several issues rooted in the past expected to come to fruition. While the year ahead will no doubt unleash its own bounty of surprises, here are some issues we can all count on happening in 2013....
  • Burbank City Council candidates stress fiscal restraint

    In what was likely to be the last public debate forum before the February primary, the six candidates for Burbank City Council on Wednesday were united in stressing a more conservative, efficient approach to public spending. Candidates who took the stage...
  • City Clerk Zizette Mullins: no conflict at work

    Facing criticism that she used a Burbank Unified school board candidate's political consulting company for her election campaign, Interim City Clerk Zizette Mullins this week called it a “non-issue.” Mullins, who is seeking election to the...
  • Parsing the pros and cons of Measure S

    Expert opinion may be split on the risks associated with the proposed $110-million school bond on the March 5 ballot, but Burbank Unified officials say lessons learned from the last bond in 1997 will ensure taxpayers get more bang for their buck. Causing...
  • Candidates offer too little information

    I believe that an electorate that votes for candidates without knowing who they are or what they stand for is harmful to the democratic process of voting. In the case of the current slate of candidates in the upcoming Burbank election, it is very...
  • Editorial: Measuring a bond's risk

    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. No...
  • Last call, letters for March 5 election

    The Burbank Leader welcomes letters to the editor on all subjects, including local campaigns. We do, however, adhere to a blackout period prior to the day voters go to the polls. So, those who are interested in writing letters related to the March 5...
  • Cash flows as Burbank school board and City Council campaigns near the finish line

    Burbank election candidates continued to beef up their campaign coffers during the last reporting period, which spanned through Feb. 9, just as ballots for Tuesday's primary began to arrive in Burbank homes. Candidate Bob Frutos continued to lead...