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Weak tax revenues in Burbank have created a larger-than-expected deficit that is now projected to be $2.1 million this year, according to a recent budget report. Revenue from transient parking, property and retail sales came in at $1.2 million below...
Tags: Google Inc., Politics, Budgets and Budgeting
Burbank Unified's most pressing issues were up for debate Thursday during a forum that called on five school board candidates vying for two seats to address the budget woes of Burbank schools and suggest ways to improve student success. The forum, hosted...
City officials are grappling with a $1.3 million budget shortfall this coming fiscal year, which is only expected to widen over time as costs soar amid sluggish revenue growth. City Council members are divided on how to conquer the deficit, with some...
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In Burbank, many fifth-graders live for Outdoor Science School — the handful of days when they venture to the mountains or ocean to hike trails with naturalists, sing songs by the campfire and sleep in bunks. The tradition has lasted more than 20...
Burbank Unified officials cast a dire future for local schools during a community meeting Thursday. After years of state budget cuts, the district is preparing to slash its budget again and may lay off teachers and staff, increase class sizes and...
Transportation commissioners this week recommended several changes to bus service for seniors and the disabled, including cutting weekend service, as they grapple with reduced funding. In an effort to generate more income for the service, an outreach...
Tags: Public Transportation, Politics
Bob Hope Airport cut down expenses and beat revenue expectations in the last fiscal year, according to a report issued Monday that marked a turnaround in what had been a string of bad news. The airport reduced operating costs by cutting $2.6 million...
To the graduating class of 2010: We do not envy you. The effects of the Great Recession will continue for years, despite the tepid indications that a recovery is imminent. As you've seen, all it takes is a disastrous underwater oil leak, a crapshoot...
GLENDALE — Nineteen months since congressional Democrats passed the $787-billion stimulus and recovery bill, local school districts continue to fend off budget cuts and protect employee jobs. In other words, they're not out of the woods. In...
Think back -- back before we knew that the IRS was unacceptably targeting right-wing groups for scrutiny or that the Department of Justice was unbelievably searching the phone records of journalists. Think all the way back to February, when all anyone...
SACRAMENTO — State Capitol politicians may have an extra $3.2 billion to play with. Or they may not. It depends on whose figures you believe: nonpartisan Legislative Analyst Mac Taylor's or contrarian Gov. Jerry Brown's. I tend to have more...
By WILLIAM P. HOJNACKI I am very disappointed in the way that the Obama administration is dealing with the Republicans in the ongoing discussions concerning the federal budget. The administration has, once again, allowed the Republicans to set the agenda...
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