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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...
  • 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...
  • 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 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Planners OK a second hotel for San Fernando Road corridor

    The Burbank Planning Board on Monday signed off on plans to construct a five-story, 170-room hotel on the South San Fernando Boulevard corridor. The project is touted by the developer as an opportunity to revitalize downtown by drawing business and...
  • Burbank sells ad space on buses

    Advertisements will soon be plastered onto Burbank’s 28 buses as the city looks for untapped sources of revenue to recover costs for its cash-strapped transit programs. The City Council on Tuesday unanimously approved a yearlong agreement —...
  • Housing help for vets in the works

    The City Council on Tuesday unanimously signed off on plans to acquire an 11-unit residential complex to provide affordable transitional housing to homeless veterans. The cost to acquire and rehabilitate the property, and relocate its current tenants, is...
  • Burbank council votes to approve Screenland Drive sidewalks

    Burbank council votes to approve Screenland Drive sidewalks
    The contentious saga surrounding the building of sidewalks on Screenland Drive concluded Tuesday with the City Council, in a 3-2 vote, approving the project despite a vocal push-back by local residents. In March 2011, the Burbank City Council accepted a...
  • Revisions sought on Burbank's smoking rules

    Revisions sought on Burbank's smoking rules
    The Burbank City Council on Tuesday directed city officials to draft stricter restrictions for businesses with designated outdoor smoking areas next to multifamily complexes following secondhand smoke complaints by neighboring residents. The new...