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By By Mark R. Madler | December 10, 2005
q1Candidates in special City Council election tackle issues of growth, traffic and housing in League of Women Voters debate.DOWNTOWN BURBANK -- Reducing traffic congestion, creating affordable housing and protecting the city's neighborhoods were among the topics raised Thursday night during a debate of City Council candidate's running in next month's special election. Defining smart growth and how to achieve it was also a hot topic during the debate sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Burbank/Glendale.
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NEWS
May 2, 2001
Will Rogers As a councilman for eight years, and up through his final meeting yesterday, Bill Wiggins proved a council member can consistently support and look out for the business community without running roughshod over residents and their interests, and without engaging in tactics that lead to having to avoid looking people in the eye. Before Wiggins turned up, there was reason to wonder if that combination was...
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By DAVID LAURELL | March 21, 2007
The Burbank Chamber of Commerce ushered in the St. Patrick's Day weekend with an Irish-themed fundraiser on Friday evening. Presented as "Monte O'Carlo Night," this annual gala gives participants the opportunity to tip their hats to the chamber's outgoing board of directors and formally welcome in the new board. Among those mingling at the pre-dinner cocktail party and silent auction were city officials along with community and business leaders including Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Gary Olson , his wife, Sharon , and son Kyle; City Manager Mary Alvord; former Mayor Bill Wiggins and his wife, Marilyn; and former Burbank city manager and now Deputy Los Angeles Mayor Bud Ovrom.
NEWS
November 2, 2002
AS IF YOU ASKED Given Mayor David Laurell's announcement at this week's State of the City presentation that he won't seek re-election when his term ends in the spring, I'm not sure where to start. Should I begin with an analysis of how his decision might affect the dynamics and direction of the next City Council? Perhaps readers would be best served if I first try to offer insight about Laurell's motives, the reactions of other officials, and how the announcement might affect upcoming council races.
NEWS
January 4, 2006
Platt project expected to begin With nearly a year passing since the City Council approved the controversial Burbank Media Center mixed-use project, Platt Cos. has yet to start construction on the Olive Avenue site. Platt still needs to acquire two parcels of land totaling 13,000 square feet owned by the city's redevelopment agency. The developer is also still working out financing for the project. Commonly referred to as the Platt project, the Burbank Media Center is a 500,000-square-foot mixed-use development of condominiums, retail space, a restaurant, a church and two parks.
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By ANNIE P. HOVANESSIAN | May 19, 2007
Sunshine and a clear sky ideal for golfing marked the start of the Burbank Sunrise Kiwanis Club 10th annual Mayor's Cup Golf Tournament on April 27 at De Bell Municipal Golf Course. Established in 1997, the tournament brings golfers and spectators alike together in a day of fun and fundraising with 100% of the proceeds benefiting youth programs and organizations in Burbank. The final tally is not in, but funds raised from this year's event could reach $30,000, club officials said.
NEWS
August 8, 2001
The Leader's write-up about the ROAR initiative essentially suggested that a thorough debate of the issues begin. I am happy to stick to the facts about why Burbank residents should vote no on ROAR. This really isn't about being for or against an airport terminal project. At the heart of my disagreement with the initiative is the simple truth that the passage of ROAR would be bad government. ROAR would waste taxpayer dollars, is unnecessary for maintaining local control over the airport terminal project and, most important, ROAR could undo the progress Burbank already has made in protecting our say. I wish I could recommend that the voters simply read the initiative to understand how ROAR threatens the power the voters of Burbank currently have.
NEWS
August 19, 2000
Paul Clinton CIVIC CENTER -- After a one-week vacation, the City Council will begin its meetings a half hour earlier. It has become tradition in City Hall for the mayor to pick two Tuesdays during the summer months for a break from city business, officials said. With this tradition in mind, Mayor Bill Wiggins drew the curtain on the Aug. 22 meeting. It was the second session canceled this summer. "The mayor selects two dark days in the summer," City Clerk Judie Sarquiz said.
NEWS
October 25, 2000
Paul Clinton CIVIC CENTER -- Setting the stage for what's to come, Mayor Bill Wiggins will deliver the State of the City address on Oct. 31. In the speech, titled "Moving Into the New Millennium," Wiggins will recap events during his first six months as mayor and lay out his vision for the city in the coming months. It will be his third such speech, given annually. Wiggins has served in the post a record three terms. He was mayor from 1994-95 and 1996-97.
NEWS
October 25, 2000
Paul Clinton CIVIC CENTER -- The City Council wants to know what you think about city services. At its meeting Tuesday, the council approved a comprehensive survey to get a finger on the pulse of residents' attitudes about the quality of life in Burbank. The city will ask residents whether they are satisfied with police, fire, library, parks, public works and utilities services. The council had set aside $25,000 in the 2000-2001 budget to hire a consultant to oversee the survey, which will get underway in the spring.
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