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Guidelines recently enacted to curb nepotism and dating in the workplace, improve morale and eliminate bias or favoritism among city workers and supervisors don't go far enough, one councilman says. The guidelines, drafted by city officials and...
Legislation signed by Gov. Jerry Brown this week that would require new public employees to work longer before retiring with full benefits, while at the same time requiring them to eventually cover at least half of the contribution to their retirement...
The Burbank Management Assn. this week became the latest group of city employees to forgo bonuses and contribute to their pensions. The City Council on Tuesday approved the new contract, which runs through June and will require managers to start paying...
Saying the honor system in Burbank wasn’t enough, Civil Service commissioners this week continued crafting an anti-nepotism policy to codify hiring and other workplace rules in a city where inter-employee relationships abound. Burbank, unlike...
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The Civil Service Board, tasked with creating a nepotism policy, has declined to ban all relatives of city workers from employment, ultimately recommending that the rule apply only to family members of executives within their respective departments....
I'm amazed, frankly. City scandals from Bell to Vernon abound. The city of Burbank itself faces seemingly endless police litigation and questions about nepotism within every one of its departments. Despite all this, the good people inside that...
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In this economy, this may be the first time Lola Gandara is looking forward to reading her power bill. Gandara, who has lived in her Burbank home for the past nine years, received a Green Home House call from Burbank Water and Power on Friday as part...
Investigations and court proceedings regarding brutality allegations against the Burbank Police Department continue to move forward as the new year begins. One of the most recent court cases alleging officer misconduct was filed in September at Los...
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A new city policy could prohibit family members of City Council members and the city manager from being hired — a move that one civil service commissioner said would be a “step toward slowly changing the culture in Burbank.” The draft...
Four environmental activists who were arrested Wednesday after chaining themselves to the entrance gate and unfurling a banner at Walt Disney Studios have been released after posting $1,000 bail. Two members of Rainforest Action Network dressed as Mickey...
Interim Police Chief Scott LaChasse must go. Permanent Police Chief Scott LaChasse must be hired. It has now been more than 10 months since former Police Chief Tim Stehr stepped down amid all of the problems and allegations in the Burbank Police...
Animation expo takes over Burbank Burbank is hosting Creative Talent Network's Animation expo at the Burbank Convention Center from Nov. 19 until Nov. 21 — the highlight of the city's Animation Week. "We're not only the media capital, but we're...
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