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Elections

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  • PAC moves to unseat City Council incumbent Jess Talamantes

    A political action committee sponsored by a labor union that represents about 800 retail workers in Burbank has raised $20,000 in an effort to unseat City Council incumbent Jess Talamantes, with a spokesman for the group citing a “pattern of not...
  • Head of Burbank teachers union clashes with Assemblyman Mike Gatto

    Head of Burbank teachers union clashes with Assemblyman Mike Gatto
    A vote on delegates to the Democratic State Convention has led to some acrimony, with the head of the Burbank teachers union accusing Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Silverlake) of using heavy-handed tactics to win. A slate of candidates endorsed by Gatto...
  • Voters must kick Golonski out the door

    The primary nominating election held on Feb. 26 spoke volumes to Burbank City Hall watchers. In case you’ve been sleeping under a rock for the past few weeks (or sitting in traffic waiting to park at Costco), here’s the latest: The three...
  • Burbank officials promise quicker reporting of election results

    Burbank officials promise quicker reporting of election results
    Amid criticism of delayed results during the Burbank primary election in February, during which final numbers weren’t announced until roughly 12:45 a.m., city officials say they have plans to release initial results earlier in the evening for the...
  • Election forum to take questions

    The League of Women Voters of Glendale/Burbank is accepting questions for a forum that will feature the candidates running in the upcoming election in Burbank. The Jan. 30 event will include candidates running for City Clerk, City Council and the...
  • Letter's point seemed out of nowhere

    I must confess I was left scratching my head when I read a letter to the editor from Alfred Aboulsaad in the Jan. 2 Leader. The first paragraphs about the need to find community and agreement at this special time of year made good sense. I too, have...
  • Burbank city clerk says primary ballots 'coming in steady'

    Burbank city clerk says primary ballots 'coming in steady'
    Burbank is on track to exceed its 2011 primary election voter turnout, having received nearly 6,500 ballots as of Friday afternoon, city officials reported. “We look good,” said Interim City Clerk Zizette Mullins. “The numbers are...
  • Editorial: Unsettling presence of PACs

    When the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in 2010 that money was speech, and any limit on independent campaign spending was improper, most observers correctly foresaw the imminent creation of massive and secretive political action committees weaseling their way...
  • Ferguson needed to take action

    I am writing to share my concerns with the recent actions of Burbank school board candidate Steve Ferguson. In mid-February it was reported by online social media that a member of Ferguson’s election campaign was caught on video stealing an...
  • Golonski does his job well

    Your correspondents' attacks on Dave Golonski raise some interesting points. How is it that Golonski has kept his seat on the City Council for 20 years? Because voters have been satisfied with the job he has been doing. He acts like a dictator, writes...
  • PACs should stay out of local elections

    I find it highly offensive and suspect that a political action committee sponsored by a labor union is going to spend $20,000 to influence voting for the Burbank City Council (“Group moves to unseat council member,” Feb. 20). I have already...
  • Criticism of Burbank city clerk is misplaced

    It was extremely disappointing to read your critique of the Burbank city clerk’s office regarding the February election (“City revises vote-count plan for April election,” March 16). For years, this office has done incredible work...