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  • Burbank firefighters agree to pay more toward pensions

    Burbank firefighters agree to pay more toward pensions
    Burbank will save $643,000 over the next two years after the City Council this week approved a labor agreement with Burbank firefighters that would require them to pay their full employee pension contribution in return for a 5.5% raise. After three years...
  • There's still hope amid loss of state money

    Burbank took a huge hit this week when state officials in charge of winding down local redevelopment stripped the city of roughly $30.5 million that had previously been earmarked for affordable housing projects. It was the latest ax to fall after the...
  • Gatto, Portantino take issue with colleague's 'Soprano' quip

    Two local members of the Assembly with Italian heritage took umbrage at comments made Wednesday by Assemblyman Don Wagner (R-Irvine). In skewering the proposal to eliminate the state’s 400-plus redevelopment agencies, Wagner likened the plan to a...
  • Housing Authority dodges audit

    The Burbank Housing Authority avoided a federally mandated audit after the city treasurer caught a misallocation of $1.3 million intended for the authority’s housing assistance program, officials said this week. The authority provides Section 8...
  • Tenure issue must be discussed

    As the election to fill three Burbank Unified school board seats comes to an end, one issue has been completely left blowing in the wind: the tenure system, or the obtaining of permanent status as a teacher. A generally avoided, divisive topic, the...
  • No accountability in America

    Do you want to know what is wrong with America? Just take a look at the Saturday edition of the LATEXTRA section of the Los Angeles Times. Staring at you on the front page, a photo of two of our more infamous leaders. Gavin Newsom, who had an affair...
  • Bureaucrats' fears equal support for Gatto

    I read with interest your article on Assemblyman Mike Gatto's hearing in Glendale on pension reform ("Lawmakers talk pension reform following the Bell scandal," Oct. 21). It was abundantly clear that bureaucrats (whose interests align with the status...
  • City scrambles to curb agency losses

    Burbank could be stuck with a $50-million tab if Gov. Jerry Brown’s proposal to disband local redevelopment agencies goes through. With local governments holding their breath over the budget proposal, Burbank last week joined other cities in...
  • New year to bring more BUSD budget woes

    As Gov.-elect Jerry Brown readies to slash $28 billion in state expenditures, Burbank Unified officials said they are preparing to initiate another difficult round of cost-cutting measures in order to keep the district financially solvent. "We will...
  • Governor wants to scrap redevelopment agencies

    A major source of funds for city services would be diverted to state coffers under a proposal Gov. Jerry Brown unveiled this week as part of his effort to slash a $28-billion state deficit. Brown's budget calls for the Burbank Redevelopment Agency and...
  • Keeping after-school programs alive

    Keeping after-school programs alive
    The Burbank City Council is reconsidering its decision to cut a $52,000 after-school program as the nonprofit that stepped in to fill the void warned that it may not be able to shoulder the financial burden for much longer. The Burbank Boys and Girls...
  • Gordon deserves to be mayor

    Isn’t it about time the people of Burbank had a say in who our mayor will be? If ever a time in our history screamed out to change the system, it is now, considering what we have to look forward to in 2011. Once again some of the vindictive City...