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What To Watch In 2009

January 04, 2009

Meanwhile, Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa has objected to the proposal along with numerous homeowner groups near Van Nuys Airport and LAX. The authority continues to work with the FAA and regional airports toward a full ban, saying that its dedication has not wavered.

“We’re committed to getting it in, submitting it and getting it complete,” airport Commissioner Charlie Lombardo said. “Our fate is in the fate of the FAA.”

City, district prepare projects

Joint projects between the city and the Burbank Unified School District are expected to begin development in 2009.

The projects include field and track renovations at Burbank and John Burroughs high schools, as well as new parking spaces and restrooms at Jordan Middle School. The total cost of the planned developments is estimated at $18.4 million, which includes nearly $12 million for stadium renovations at John Burroughs High, accounting for new bleachers, concession stands and better access for visitors with disabilities.

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The city plans to contribute more than $14 million for the projects, with the district pledging the necessary land, as well as $4.1 million in funds. The remaining costs will be covered by private donations, $1 million of which has been raised so far.


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