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By By Eric Michael Cap | December 28, 2005
I read with perplexed curiosity David Laurell's "endorsement" of Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority Commissioner Bill Wiggins for City Council and couldn't disagree more. Laurell claims that Wiggins has protected Burbank from the negative impacts of an expanded airport. Nothing could be further from the truth! Wiggins, along with fellow commissioners Charlie Lombardo and Don Brown have in my opinion misrepresented and sold-out the residents of Burbank. The nighttime curfew "carrot" is a mirage, an empty promise unenforceable by law. The airport authority had gotten the message from the voters of Burbank in two elections to sell the property intended for the expanded airport.
September 9, 2006
Gordon deserves respect from council Although I do not attend the council meetings as I should, I think I know the reason Councilman David Gordon might be getting poor treatment by some of the councilpersons. First, he defeated Bill Wiggins, an affable, establishment ex-councilman. I think Wiggins was convinced to run to defeat Gordon, who had anti-establishment credentials. But Wiggins lost. Enough voters wanted a maverick councilman. As a conscientious councilman, he does deserve respect from Councilman Dave Golonski and others.
May 9, 2001
GAINS MATHEMATICS COUNT In an unbelievable turnaround that's usually reserved for works of fiction, the John Burroughs School Chamber Choir became champs after a miscalculation of scores was discovered. The group of winning warblers thought they were on their way home after the competition neared an end in Branson, Mo., but a thoughtful father began tabulating the choir's scores and found a great discrepancy. We would like to applaud the actions of a single parent who had enough gumption and mathematics capability (as well as time on his hands)
By By Vince Lovato | November 19, 2005
Congress has approved a request by Rep. Adam Schiff, a Democrat who represents Burbank, for $500,000 in federal funding to pay for safety improvements to Metrolink including median separators and locked gates to limit vehicular access to rail tracks including those in Burbank. The request comes on the heels of January's deadly Metrolink crash. The bill also included language from Schiff that requires the Federal Railroad Administration to study safety practices called into question after the derailment of a Metrolink train in Glendale.
March 16, 2005
Mark R. Madler With four months to go before hitting a summer deadline, a joint effort between the union representing Burbank police officers and the city's business community has raised nearly $50,000 for a planned police museum in the nation's capital. That amount is half of the $100,000 goal set by the Burbank Police Officers Assn. when it announced in November it was raising the money. Among the donors so far are Crown Realty & Development, owner of the Burbank Town Center Mall; Cusumano Real Estate Group; and NBC Studios, said Michael Cusumano, a co-chair of the fundraising committee and a local developer.
May 3, 2000
Robert Blechl CIVIC CENTER -- Burbank Vice Mayor Bob Kramer said even the City Council isn't exempt from recycling. His case in point: Bill Wiggins, who on Monday began his third term as mayor in the past six years. As expected, Wiggins was elected mayor by his colleagues Monday during a Burbank City Council reorganization meeting at City Hall. Wiggins, on the council since 1993, also served as mayor in 1994-1995 and 1996-1997. With his ascension to the middle chair on the council, Wiggins becomes the first person in Burbank history to serve three separate terms as mayor.
By David Laurell | March 10, 2010
Burbank Temporary Aid Center officials staged their seventh annual gala fundraiser at the Castaway honoring City Manager Mike Flad Mike Flad with Burbank’s Top Award for Citizenship Friday evening. As supporters crossed the threshold of the hillside banquet facility’s Verdugo Room they were thrust into the middle of an “Appetizer Showdown.” Local chefs from McCormick & Schmick’s, Morton’s — the Steakhouse, and Third and Olive were pitted against one another as they presented their signature hors d’oeuvres for guests to enjoy and then cast votes for their favorite.
By By Mark R. Madler | January 21, 2006
Candidates David Gordon and Bill Wiggins have pulled ahead in the money race, with $24,000 and $16,700 respectively. DOWNTOWN BURBANK -- Walking door-to-door, making phone calls and airing cable television commercials are among the methods five candidates in the special City Council election are employing in the final days of campaigning. Two of the candidates -- David Gordon and Bill Wiggins -- meanwhile, have pulled away from the pack in terms of money raised for their campaigns.
April 26, 2000
Paul Clinton CIVIC CENTER -- After his near-certain installation as mayor at Monday's annual changing of the guard, Bill Wiggins will enter his final year on the City Council. "I believe we need new blood, people with divergent interests," Wiggins told the Leader during an exclusive interview at his Glendale metal-plating business "In my case, I would get stagnant in my thinking after eight years." But Wiggins, who is expected to be elected by his colleagues to replace Mayor Stacey Murphy for his third one-year term as mayor, said he won't be coasting through his final year in office.
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