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  • 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...
  • An honor that is long overdue

    Two years ago a Mailbag contributor wrote that Councilman David Gordon didn’t have the right to serve as vice mayor or mayor because he came into office with fewer votes than council members Dave Golonski and Jess Talamantes (“Passing over...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Burbank school bond oversight committee fills out

    A construction consultant, a former school board candidate and the city treasurer are among nine people who were appointed to a committee Thursday night to oversee the spending of a $110-million bond school bond approved by voters in March. Fifteen...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Super PAC puts down money in Burbank school board race

    The super PAC for a controversial Sacramento-based education reform group has spent more than $13,000 in the Burbank school board race, baffling the two candidates who are benefiting from the expenditures and raising the eyebrows of other local...
  • Council should seek independence

    Being selected by colleagues on the City Council to be the next vice mayor or mayor has absolutely nothing to do with votes garnered in an election. It’s not even about extending honor. It’s about council members’ beliefs in the...
  • Fundraising, outside spending continues in Burbank general election campaign

    During the last stretch before Tuesday’s general election in Burbank, fundraising continued among the four candidates competing for two seats on the Burbank City Council, recent reports show. City Council incumbent Dave Golonski raised $3,410 over...
  • Backers of Burbank school bond ramp up their campaign

    Backers of Burbank school bond ramp up their campaign
    With less than a month to go, the campaign is in full swing for the $110-million Measure S school bond. Leading the effort is former Mayor Marsha Ramos, who is overseeing the campaign, both in terms of the operation and as an ambassador to the...