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  • Burbank and firefighter chiefs' unit deal brokers pension outlay

    The city reached an agreement this week with the Burbank Firefighters Chief Officers’ Unit, in which the union’s six employees will receive a 6% salary increase in exchange for paying their full 9% employee pension contribution. At the same...
  • Public input sought on proposed bikeway

    City officials are seeking the public’s input about a proposed bike and pedestrian path slated to run adjacent to the Burbank Western Channel from the downtown Burbank Metrolink station to Alameda Avenue. A community meeting about the project is...
  • Burbank parks report spotlights infrastructure needs

    Burbank parks report spotlights infrastructure needs
    A comprehensive assessment of the city’s 41 parks and recreation facilities identified $5.9 million in unfunded capital needs alone over the next five years, which city officials said is needed to pay for new playground equipment, bathroom and...
  • Start the Presses: Seeking change from the bully pulpit

     Start the Presses: Seeking change from the bully pulpit
    Quasi-anonymous blogs seem to be an ignoble specialty of our towns, Wi-Fi-enabled trolls cowardly throwing stones from behind the blue screen of their computers. Do they actually believe what they say, do they affect anything, and do they even want to?...
  • Burbank council meeting lasts 10 hours

    A marathon City Council meeting that ran until nearly 4 a.m. Wednesday and pushed the public-comment period past midnight has left some elected officials questioning the council’s current twice-monthly meeting schedule in favor of one where there...
  • Report recommends 1.6% raise for Burbank attorneys union

    A state-appointed fact finder recommended a modest salary increase for members of the Burbank city attorneys union that’s far less than what the 11-member association had demanded after five years without a pay raise. In the fact-finding report...
  • Guest Column: Rooting for the Affordable Care Act

    Kudos to the Burbank Leader for reminding us all why the Affordable Care Act was needed and the difference it will make in the lives of thousands of our neighbors who have been shut out of the health insurance marketplace for so long. Unfortunately,...
  • Burbank fights against termination lawsuit filed by former city employee

    City officials this month denied allegations contained in a wrongful termination lawsuit filed by a former public works employee. The employee, Dale Wagner, 61, sued the city in September for alleged age discrimination and retaliation, claiming that...
  • 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...
  • Former officer files claim against city

    The former president of the Burbank police union filed a claim against the city last month alleging that he was retaliated against for disclosing — and refusing to participate in — illegal conduct by the department, including arrest quotas,...
  • Governor signs Gatto's hit-and-run bill into law

    Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law on Saturday a bill that addresses the high number of hit-and-run offenses in California. The legislation, AB 184, introduced by Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Silver Lake), extends the current three-year statute of...
  • Residents can share concerns about cell tower regulations at meeting

    A yearslong debate centered around cellphone tower regulations in Burbank will continue this week with city officials hosting a community meeting Wednesday to hear from residents. The meeting – which will be held at 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Buena...