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  • 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...
  • Council OKs $9.6M for affordable housing

    The City Council has agreed to spend $9.6 million of redevelopment money on an affordable housing project that costs more than the total projected budget deficit for the city. Although the funds now earmarked to demolish and rebuild a number of...
  • 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...
  • Gov. Jerry Brown goes over budget with Burbank educators

    Gov. Jerry Brown goes over budget with Burbank educators
    Just hours after delivering the state of the state address in Sacramento, Gov. Jerry Brown brought his message to Burbank Wednesday, meeting with several dozen local educators at Bret Harte Elementary School to discuss how his budget proposal would affect...
  • Local education officials breathe sigh of relief amid Brown's budget cuts

    Local education officials breathe sigh of relief amid Brown's budget cuts
    Some local education officials appeared to be breathing a sigh of relief about the depth of mid-year cuts to public education funding following Gov. Jerry Brown’s budget update Tuesday, even as their counterparts in Los Angeles Unified prepare to...
  • 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...
  • City posts redevelopment debt figures

    For the first time, the Redevelopment Agency posted a list of its debt obligations this week as part of a new state requirement for local governments. The payment schedule shows $441.8 million in debt that will eventually have to be paid back as the...
  • Keeping an eye on Catalina

    In the 2200 block of Catalina Avenue, a future for dozens of low-income households will rise from a blighted property where not too long ago, an empty pool was being used as storage. On Thursday, city officials celebrated the start of demolition and,...
  • Brown bans open carrying of handguns

    With the announcement early Monday that he had outlawed the public display of handguns in California, Gov. Jerry Brown bucked a national trend toward more lenient firearms laws and placed himself in the political cross-hairs of the state's 2nd Amendment...