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Pension and Welfare

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  • Greg Krikorian's ambition is tragic

    This reader chuckled when reading your article titled, “Krikorian goes after Gatto's Assembly seat” on March 11, in which Glendale Unified school board member Greg Krikorian described himself as a moderate who wanted to tackle pension reform,...
  • 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...
  • Approved union contract suspends bonus pay, keeps crossing guards

    The City Council on Tuesday signed off on a three-year contract that suspends bonus pay and increases employee pension contributions for the city’s largest union — moves that will help the city keep school crossing guards on its payroll,...
  • 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...
  • Burbank braces for cuts

    Burbank and Glendale officials on Friday said Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's latest proposals for closing a $19.1-billion state budget deficit could weigh down on the region and affect local residents. The governor proposed closing the gap with $12.4...
  • Liu welcomes ideas at town hall

    Community solutions posed Saturday to state Sen. Carol Liu about the state's budget crisis ranged from streamlining school administrators to allowing the production of hemp. The suggestions came during a town hall meeting at the Glendale Central Library...
  • Glendale City Council approves $833M budget

    The City Council this week adopted a roughly $833-million budget for fiscal year 2014-15, which begins July 1, and a variety of fee changes. Two hotly contested fee proposals — bumping the costs of a Mills Act application, which provides a tax...
  • Precinct data reveal Devine territory

    While City Council election winner Paula Devine had support from nearly every corner of the city, most of the precincts she dominated were in Glendale’s northern region, according to an analysis of Los Angeles County Registrar/Recorder data. Devine...
  • Majority of council candidates oppose further bicycle infrastructure in Glendale

    The final City Council candidate forum this week further teased out differences and similarities between the five vying for a single open seat on June 3. The candidates disagreed on issues from pension reform to bicycle infrastructure improvements at the...
  • Council to review options to address Glendale budget deficit

    Although city fees related to Glendale’s building boom and a rebound in post-recession sales taxes are expected to boost resources for the city’s budget, rising pension, medical, and other costs are expected to eat into those increases,...
  • City expected to face deficits in the millions

    While Glendale ended last fiscal year with more money on hand than expected, the city can expect to experience deficits in the millions of dollars, according to the annual comprehensive financial report released this week. The 208-page report gives a...
  • Glendale council and union strike a deal

    The City Council struck a deal with Glendale’s largest union this week to reverse a 1.5% pay cut council members imposed on the Glendale City Employees Assn. in 2010. Although the pay cut for the 750-member union will be lifted, rank-and-file...