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  • City seeks public input on next decade

    City seeks public input on next decade
    City officials are seeking more public input on a 10-year strategic plan that emphasizes improvements to roadways and sidewalks, a new central library and establishing neighborhood councils to encourage more civic engagement. The draft document, called...
  • Think Again: California incumbents face a new challenge

    It’s going to be a fun-filled year ahead as we try to figure out where we are going as a country, as a state and as local communities. If we’ve seen any lesson thus far, even with the early Iowa Republican Caucus, every vote counts. In Iowa,...
  • Squirrel vs. Burbank, Round 2

    A judge this week ruled in favor of a man who filed a claim against the city of Burbank for another incident in which a squirrel chewed on aluminum wiring, causing a power surge that damaged electrical equipment. Following a hearing on Wednesday in the...
  • City works to smooth recycling center woes

    City works to smooth recycling center woes
    Burbank officials have set a self-imposed Nov. 15 deadline to hammer out a deal with a new operator for the city’s recycling center — even if the prospective newcomer was selected by the current contractor who is accused of making almost $33...
  • Flad will leave Burbank

    Flad will leave Burbank
    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....
  • New 210-room Hilton proposed for downtown Burbank

    A Florida-based developer has submitted a proposal to build a six-story, 210-room Hilton hotel in downtown Burbank, city officials said. At roughly 40,000 square feet, the proposed Hilton Garden Inn for the corner of South San Fernando Boulevard and...
  • Burbank police chief appointment may be postponed

    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...
  • Burbank loses huge chunk of redevelopment funds earmarked for housing

    The city of Burbank on Thursday received roughly $7.5 million out of the $38 million in affordable housing funds the state ordered it to turn over last month as part of the dissolution of local redevelopment, officials said. The money will go to the...
  • The Crosby Chronicles: Burbank should discourage sunflower seed spitting

    The Crosby Chronicles: Burbank should discourage sunflower seed spitting
    “Eat, Spit and Be Happy.” That’s the motto of ConAgra’s David Sunflower Seeds. That also apparently is the motto of most people who sit in city park bleachers as evidenced by the abundant piles of sunflower seed shells literally...
  • Rising costs, lack of funding clip wings of Central Library project in Burbank

    Rising costs, lack of funding clip wings of Central Library project in Burbank
    A total replacement of the Central Library, complete with a new parking garage, is no longer feasible, city officials say, although they did ask the City Council for $3.5 million “to keep the dream alive.” Because the city has been unable...
  • Burbank rolls out free classes to encourage more cycling

    Burbank rolls out free classes to encourage more cycling
    Classes on bicycle safety, skills and repair are in full swing in Burbank as city officials take advantage of a state grant to encourage more biking and less driving. “We’re hoping the kids spend the summer on their bikes,” said Cory...
  • Burbank to pursue advertising on city buses to generate revenue

    Burbank to pursue advertising on city buses to generate revenue
    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...