Burbank marked a busy, busy year in 2013. The City Council welcomed a new member and ushered out a five-term councilman. Many of the top positions in city government — police chief, fire chief and city manager — were either hired or had their position made permanent. The long-awaited Verdugo Pool opened, voters approved a $110-million school bond measure, and a Burbank police officer, involved in a strange love triangle, was indicted for supposedly lying to investigators.
The city was not without its tragedies, too. A body of a missing Burbank man was found off the Angeles Crest Highway, and five teenagers died in a fiery crash. The driver of the car had evidence of drugs and alcohol in his system, which investigators say may have been responsible.
In this year's municipal election, voters brought a new face to the City Council, while also booting out a familiar one, changing the dynamic of the city's governing body.