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NEW FIREFIGHTERS CONTRACT

July 23, 2005

NEW FIREFIGHTERS CONTRACT

The City Council approved a one-year deal with Burbank Fire

Fighters Local 778.

The city and firefighters reached a new agreement that calls for a

4% salary increase. Additional half-percent raise will be give for

paramedic, assessment medic and urban search and rescue assignments.

WHAT IT MEANS

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The cost to the city for the raises will be $600,710. Councilwoman Stacey Murphy was not present at the meeting.

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BIKEWAY SCULPTURE APPROVED

The council approved an Arts in Public Places sculpture be placed

along the Chandler Bikeway at Keystone Street and Chandler Boulevard.

"The Wagon Pull" depicts two children with their dogs, one being

pulled in a wagon. The bronze sculpture weighs 1,300 pounds and will

be mounted on a stainless steel frame.

WHAT IT MEANS

The sculpture will be delivered about 14 to 18 weeks after being

ordered. The total cost for the sculpture and installation will be

$49,830.

WHAT THEY SAID

"The piece is great," said Councilwoman Marsha Ramos. "We get

outstanding quality and the price is economically feasible."

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LAW FIRM HIRING

The City Council hired Shute, Mihaly, & Weinberger LLP to give a

legal opinion on what controls the city has over the sale of property

by NBC Universal.

WHAT IT MEANS

With the pending sale by NBC Universal of a 9-acre parcel at

Alameda Avenue and Bob Hope Drive, the city wanted a second legal

opinion on what action it can or cannot take in regards to how the

property is developed.

Shute, Mihaly was one of two law firms responding to the request

for proposals from the city.

The firm estimated their cost for the opinion to range between

$20,000 and $35,000.

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