| Jun 18, 2013
| 4:50 PM
City officials are considering imposing a mandatory fare for the city's senior and disabled bus service, just as other transportation programs are being phased out to free up money to sustain the popular program.
Officials currently collect 50-cent...
| Nov 3, 2012
| 6:00 PM
Burbank has initiated a series of funding deals to keep IKEA — a top sales-tax revenue generator — within city limits.
The Swedish furniture retailer — a retail powerhouse in Burbank for more than two decades — has outgrown its...
| Sep 18, 2012
| 4:42 PM
Burbank City Manager Mike Flad announced on Monday plans to leave the Media City and take the top post at the city of South Gate, stunning city officials who expected him to retire in the city where he had spent more than two decades building his career....
| Sep 21, 2012
| 4:49 PM
BURBANK — The deadline to apply for Burbank police chief closed on Friday, but City Manager Mike Flad’s pending departure for a job in the city of South Gate has raised concerns among city officials and residents about whether to continue...
| Mar 8, 2013
| 9:56 PM
A former Burbank police officer has filed a federal lawsuit against the city alleging that he was wrongfully terminated in retaliation for suing the city four years ago for racial discrimination and harassment.
The lawsuit was filed last week in U.S....
| Mar 15, 2013
| 7:28 AM
Amid criticism of delayed results during the Burbank primary election in February, during which final numbers weren’t announced until roughly 12:45 a.m., city officials say they have plans to release initial results earlier in the evening for the...
| Mar 1, 2013
| 8:50 PM
Robert Frutos' City Council victory Tuesday marks the first election since 1999 in which the rare act of an incumbent being unseated is a certainty.
Frutos' win in the primary leaves four candidates — including three incumbents — to compete...
| Mar 5, 2013
| 10:51 PM
Burbank is requesting $13 million from state finance officials to cover remaining redevelopment obligations, marking the fourth such request by city officials following the dissolution of local redevelopment agencies across California last year.
| Feb 5, 2013
| 6:58 PM
Burbank on Monday approved the sale of the IKEA building to a local developer, setting the stage for the furniture giant to move forward with plans to roughly double its operation in the city and become its biggest location in the country.
| Dec 17, 2012
| 9:55 AM
In an attempt to generate extra revenue for Burbank’s cash-strapped transit programs, the City Council has signed off on a plan to plaster buses with advertisements.
The City Council last week directed officials to draft a two-year contract with...
| Nov 21, 2012
| 10:37 AM
Thank you for your article about the merchants pushing through without any help from the city and pulling off the annual Holiday in the Park (“Holiday fun without funds,” Nov. 17). It brought to light a good point: The city of Burbank knows...
| Nov 15, 2012
| 7:10 AM
State finance officials have temporarily squashed a series of land deals put in motion by the Burbank City Council last month to keep IKEA within city limits, officials reported this week.
The Swedish furniture retailer has outgrown its current digs and...