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Pension and Welfare

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  • Sharing a letter written to politicians

    I sent a note with the following points to our elected representatives: 1. United we stand, divided we fall. Once upon a time we were Americans first and foremost. The only nation in the world whose founding fathers had a vision of Democracy based on all...
  • Burbank employee raises to save city money via higher pension contributions

    Roughly 100 Burbank employees are slated to receive raises this coming fiscal year after a city-commissioned survey showed their salaries were well below average when compared to those in a dozen other local cities, officials said. Officials say the move...
  • How Burbank City Council candidates would balance the budget

    Assume you are elected onto the City Council, and city staff says you need to cut $3 million, or roughly 2%, from the General Fund to balance the budget. What would you cut and why? Dave Golonski Age: 54 Profession: Burbank Councilman This year&...
  • Burbank firefighters agree to pay more toward pensions

    Burbank firefighters agree to pay more toward pensions
    Burbank will save $643,000 over the next two years after the City Council this week approved a labor agreement with Burbank firefighters that would require them to pay their full employee pension contribution in return for a 5.5% raise. After three years...
  • How Burbank City Council candidates would balance budget

    Assume you are elected onto the City Council, and city staff says you need to cut $3 million, or roughly 2%, from the General Fund to balance the budget. What would you cut and why? Dave Golonski Age: 54 Profession: Burbank Councilman This year's...
  • Motion Picture & Television Fund workers protest stalled talks

    Motion Picture & Television Fund workers protest stalled talks
    Dozens of healthcare workers from the Motion Picture & Television Fund rallied outside the charity's Wasserman campus in Woodland Hills and other locations around Los Angeles on Thursday to protest stalled contract talks with their employer. The...
  • Pension law expected to save Glendale, Burbank money

    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...
  • Pensions pinch city purse

    The rising costs of employee retirement benefits will force Burbank to spend $10.7-million more next fiscal year, bringing the total to $33.5 million, according to city records. The higher contribution to the California Public Employees’ Retirement...
  • Verdugo swimming pool is on its way

    Recently there have been a number of letters regarding the closure of the Verdugo Park swimming pool (“There is no bonus to bonus payouts,” July 6). I thought it might be helpful to clarify the reason for this temporary closure. In recent...
  • From the Bullpen: The most important sport of all

    Forget basketball and hockey season, for tonight marks the beginning of the only real season that Burbankers should care about: election season. Tonight, the League of Women Voters Glendale/Burbank will be holding their candidate forum in the City Council...
  • Burbank suspect in welfare fraud bust is sought

    A welfare fraud bust in Pasadena, Glendale and Burbank this week netted three arrests, nine guns and almost $300,000 in cash, according to Pasadena police. George Kerio, 38, of Glendale, the owner of Sunshine Liquor on East Colorado Boulevard in...
  • Management union agrees to concessions

    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...