| Sep 13, 2012
| 6:33 PM
The search for a permanent Burbank police chief nearly three years after Scott LaChasse was appointed to the interim position could wrap up by mid-October, city officials said this week.
During an update to the Burbank City Council on Tuesday,...
| Sep 18, 2012
| 4:42 PM
Burbank City Manager Mike Flad announced on Monday plans to leave the Media City and take the top post at the city of South Gate, stunning city officials who expected him to retire in the city where he had spent more than two decades building his career....
| Jul 25, 2012
| 8:06 AM
Burbank’s newly appointed treasurer and city clerk were sworn in at City Hall Tuesday night, telling the crowd that they looked forward to fulfilling their roles that were opened when their predecessors retired early.
City Treasurer Debbie Kutka...
| Aug 4, 2012
| 7:14 PM
Burbank Unified school board members have decided to hold off on putting a $110-million bond measure on the November ballot, preferring instead to bring it to voters sometime in the spring to ensure a better turnout.
The bond extension would need 55%...
| Aug 17, 2012
| 6:35 PM
In choosing to put a proposed $110-million bond extension to voters on March 5, Burbank Unified will face the challenge of getting out the vote for what is otherwise a snoozer of an election.
The district — under too much of a time crunch to get...
| Apr 27, 2012
| 6:21 PM
The Burbank City Council this week decided to appoint interim replacements for City Clerk Margarita Campos and City Treasurer Donna Anderson — both of whom plan to retire from their elected posts early — rather than hold a special election....
| Feb 8, 2013
| 9:21 PM
Burbank has launched a series of outreach efforts in an attempt to increase voter turnout by roughly 4% for the upcoming municipal election, officials said.
Since the close of registration for the presidential election, Burbank has recruited roughly 350...
| Feb 12, 2013
| 10:33 AM
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,&...
| Feb 14, 2013
| 3:47 PM
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...
| Feb 26, 2013
| 6:16 PM
The cost incurred by the city as it continues to defend itself against a slew of lawsuits filed by former and current police officers has hit $7.1 million and counting, officials announced recently.
And most of the cases — which center on claims...
| Feb 26, 2013
| 10:57 PM
With just eight out of 42 precincts reporting in the Burbank primary election, City Council challenger Robert Frutos has the early lead, but the results could change significantly as new reports start coming in.
As of 10:55 p.m., Frutos led the six...
| Feb 26, 2013
| 11:32 PM
With 17 out of 48 precincts reporting as of 11:25 p.m., the races for City Council and school board tightened, with challengers poised to make some inroads.
Challenger Robert Frutos continued to lead the six candidate field for City Council with 2,439...