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Elections

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  • Burbank City Council reverses course on boosting its pay

    Members of the Burbank City Council this week decided not to give themselves raises after one councilman had a last-minute change of heart. On Tuesday, three of the five council members voted to give themselves a 5% raise, but just a few hours later,...
  • Burbank ponders dropping primary

    Burbank officials have proposed axing the city's primary election, a move they say would save roughly $72,000 a year, but would also require voter approval. Critics called the proposal "short-sighted," but election experts said it may actually bring...
  • Attention Burbank voters: Don't mail that ballot

    Attention Burbank voters: Don't mail that ballot
    Today is election day in Burbank, but don't mail in your ballot. To make sure your vote counts, drop your ballot at one of the following locations:  Burbank City Hall - 275 E. Olive Ave.  Buena Vista Branch Library – 300 N. Buena Vista St....
  • 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....
  • For one Burbank voter, it's two minutes too late

    He was just two minutes too late. Jim Riner drove 50 miles Tuesday from the Camarillo Airport – where he works as an aircraft mechanic – to Burbank City Hall to cast his vote in the city general election.  But he shuffled into City Hall at...
  • 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...
  • With most of the vote in, longtime Burbank councilman vulnerable to defeat

    With roughly 80% of the ballots for the Burbank general election counted just after 8 p.m., longtime Councilman Dave Golonski remained vulnerable to defeat. Fellow incumbents David Gordon and Jess Talamantes, meanwhile, were in the top to slots needed...
  • Charlene Tabet, Larry Applebaum make the grade

    Charlene Tabet, Larry Applebaum make the grade
    Charlene Tabet, who benefited mightily from outside spending in the Burbank Unified school board race, handily won a seat Tuesday, joining incumbent Larry Applebaum as the two top vote-getters. Of the 11,123 ballots cast, Applebaum claimed 5,858 while...
  • Victory for David Gordon, Jess Talamantes

    Victory for David Gordon, Jess Talamantes
    Dave Golonski — who first took office a few months after Bill Clinton became president — lost his bid Tuesday for an unprecedented sixth term. Golonski, who established himself on the City Council dais 20 years ago, lost out to fellow...
  • LaChasse on permanent Burbank police chief appointment: I'm 'delighted'

    LaChasse on permanent Burbank police chief appointment: I'm 'delighted'
    Scott LaChasse’s “three-year job interview” has come to an end. Burbank’s interim police chief — brought to the helm three years ago of a department plagued by allegations of excessive force, discrimination and sexual...