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By Jeremy Oberstein | December 5, 2007
CITY HALL — In a bid of support for the area’s homeless, the Burbank City Council voted 4-0 to allow the city’s National Guard armory to be used as a shelter. The vote was the culmination of more than a month’s worth of scrambling from the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority, whose attempt to use the Burbank site began after Glendale’s National Guard armory announced on Oct. 29 it would close for repairs from Dec. 1 to March 15. Less than two weeks ago, officials asked Burbank about the possibility of using its 150-person capacity shelter, which will be at 3800 W. Valhalla Drive.
NEWS
August 21, 2002
Karen S. Kim State legislators will need to do a lot of the heavy lifting if Burbank and Glendale hope to ever move their National Guard armories to the Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport. City officials and the National Guard have spent more than six months cooking up a land swap that could bring more park space to Glendale and Burbank, while prompting the construction of a new armory facility. But before the National Guard starts packing its bags, local legislators will need to find enough state and federal sources of money for the project.
NEWS
December 1, 2007
It is time for the city of Burbank to step up. For more than a decade, Glendale has hosted the winter shelter that serves the homeless population of a tri-city area. But this year, Glendale’s armory is closed for maintenance, so county officials are asking Burbank to host the shelter for one year only at its armory. And while it shouldn’t even be up to the city of Burbank to decide whether the county runs a winter shelter out of a state-owned building — it is. Los Angeles County officials decided this week to leave it up to Burbank to decide whether it would host the shelter for just this one year.
NEWS
December 5, 2007
With regards of using the armory as a homeless shelter (“Burbank holds reins for shelter,” Saturday), it is the most ridiculous thing I have heard in a long time. I cannot believe that this could seriously be even on the agenda to be considered. First of all, the armory is mere feet away from Pacific Park. People use this park from dawn until dark. Pacific Park has a children’s program funded by Park, Recreation and Community Service. It is used for children’s birthday parties, softball, tee-ball, soccer, basketball and tennis.
NEWS
By Jason Wells | April 18, 2008
CITY HALL — County officials told Glendale’s Homeless Coalition Thursday that financial incentives for emergency winter shelter operators would be increased in a bid to attract more applicants, a year after they scrambled to find a service provider for the program at the Burbank armory. Providers of services for the homeless in Glendale last year declined to participate in the winter shelter program, which is funded through the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority, citing past difficulties in dealing with red tape and securing expense reimbursements.
NEWS
By Jason Wells | December 1, 2007
BURBANK — A last-minute push for a winter homeless shelter at Burbank’s National Guard armory rests in the hands of Burbank City Council members. Concerns over the impact of the shelter to a nearby park and residential neighborhood have tempered early political support for the program to the point that no one involved in the matter will predict how the City Council will vote Tuesday night. If the council votes not to support the project, county homeless officials said they will not pursue the armory, even though they have the legal authority to do so. David Martel — a contract manager for the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority, which administers and funds the shelter program — said Thursday that if that happens, there will be no winter shelter for the homeless this season in the tri-city area.
NEWS
By Jason Wells | April 19, 2008
CITY HALL — County officials told Glendale’s Homeless Coalition Thursday that financial incentives for emergency winter shelter operators would be increased in a bid to attract more applicants, a year after they scrambled to find a service provider for the program at the Burbank armory. Providers of services for the homeless in Glendale last year declined to participate in the winter shelter program, which is funded through the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority, citing past difficulties in dealing with red tape and securing expense reimbursements.
NEWS
March 26, 2009
CITY TO REVISIT BURBANK AND GLENDALE ARMORIES The City Council on Tuesday approved reopening negotiations with the city of Glendale, Airport Authority and California National Guard concerning possible consolidation and relocation of the Burbank and Glendale National Guard armories. Talks between the parties broke down in 2003 when it was determined that the state could not provide necessary funding for the joint armory, which was to be located on a parcel of land owned by the Bob Hope Airport.
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By Melanie Hicken | December 24, 2009
Steven Elliott credits the friends he meets for making life on the streets and in homeless shelters bearable. “You get to meet everybody,” he said. “We become a family.” One of Elliott’s friends who he would commonly see at shelters and free meals died this year. So on Monday evening, he held a candle in his memory. Elliott was one of dozens of people gathered outside the Glendale National Guard Armory on Colorado Street clutching candles to honor the 417 homeless people who have died in the last year.
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By Melanie Hicken | June 6, 2009
GLENDALE — After a two-year absence from Glendale, the Los Angeles County winter homeless shelter is expected to officially return to the National Guard Armory near downtown, officials said. Glendale’s armory on Colorado Street had hosted the program, which is administered and funded by the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority, for more than 10 years, but in 2007, it was moved to Burbank to allow for construction and building upgrades. The move to Burbank got a relatively warm reception, but last year, residents living near the Burbank armory started to complain, sparking community meetings and discord on the Burbank City Council on what to do with the shelter.
NEWS
By Christopher Cadelago | April 1, 2009
BURBANK — City officials and neighbors of the National Guard Armory, which for the past two winters has hosted a homeless shelter, breathed a collective sigh of relief Monday after learning that the armory would be unavailable for at least one year. The National Guard plans to deploy both military units operating out of the Burbank armory to the Middle East this summer for about one year, Sgt. Major Lawrence Ellsworth said last week. Activated armories are unavailable to the public.
NEWS
March 28, 2009
CITY TO REVISIT ARMORIES The City Council on Tuesday approved reopening negotiations with the city of Glendale, Airport Authority and California National Guard concerning possible consolidation and relocation of the Burbank and Glendale National Guard armories. Talks between the parties broke down in 2003 when it was determined that the state could not provide necessary funding for the joint armory, which was to be located on a parcel of land owned by the Bob Hope Airport.
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By Billie A. Barron | February 18, 2009
Cities across our nation are dealing with an increasing number of homeless people. The number will continue to grow — that’s not an invented probability. The financial and economic status of this country is floundering, and as that instability trickles down, it is the poorest of the poor who are most affected. The makeup of the homeless population is ever-changing. It is not merely the disenfranchised of a community, those voiceless nomads shunned by a society that barely makes eye contact.
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By Tom Risen | February 11, 2009
BURBANK — Burbank and Glendale officials are reopening discussion about a 2003 proposal to combine the out-of-date National Guard armories in both cities with a new one at San Fernando Road and Hollywood Way. The original proposal from 2003 estimated the 10-acre plot, which Bob Hope Airport owns, between $8.7 million and $11 million, Burbank Mayor Dave Golonski said. Golonski, who reopened discussion of the 2003 proposal, said the consolidation option was of interest to both cities even before concerns arose about shelters being held in the armories.
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