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By Chris Wiebe | July 11, 2007
MAGNOLIA PARK — With the formation of a business improvement district last summer, businesses owners in Magnolia Park pooled their resources to bring in more merchants and patrons through beautification and advertising efforts. But some residents in the area are feeling left out. The concern is that enhancement efforts will not reach some areas on the west end of Magnolia Boulevard, specifically, anything west of Pass Avenue — which includes Evergreen Street, Rose Street, Valley Street and Clybourn Avenue, area resident Lorena Mendez-Quiroga said.
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By Alene Tchekmedyian, alene.tchekmedyian@latimes.com | December 14, 2012
Councilman Jess Talamantes' pitch to spend an estimated $87,000 over five years to pulse ambient music along walkways in downtown fell on critical ears this week, with two of his colleagues saying they'd rather focus on more important financial priorities. The suggestion fell flat Tuesday on a 2-2 vote, with Councilmen David Gordon and Dave Golonski dissenting and Councilman Gary Bric absent. Representatives of Muzak, an indoor and outdoor music provider, estimated project installation and ongoing maintenance costs to hover around $87,000 for the next five years.
NEWS
May 10, 2000
Robert Blechl CIVIC CENTER -- Village area business owners are encouraged to apply for a seat on the Burbank Village Improvement District Advisory Board. The board makes recommendations to the City Council on issues concerning the business improvement district. Only business owners within the boundaries of Third Street, First Street, Magnolia Boulevard to Angeleno Avenue are eligible to serve on the board. Applications will be accepted until 5 p.m. on June 1. Appointments to the board are scheduled for the June 13 City Council meeting.
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October 15, 2003
BID board applications available CIVIC CENTER -- The city clerk's office is accepting applications through Thursday for candidates for a board to run a new property-based business improvement district for downtown Burbank. A business improvement district is grouping of merchants who join together through assessment fees to pay for improvements in their neighborhood. The board would be responsible for carrying out the goals of a five-year district plan, including a signage program and marketing and promotions.
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By Bill Kisliuk, bill.kisliuk@latimes.com | April 5, 2011
More than 500 people pedaled through Magnolia Park Saturday afternoon, just as nearby commercial property owners are gearing up to extend a self-imposed fee that pays for events including the Magical Magnolia Bicycle Tour. The tour brought out cyclists for prizes, bike and helmet painting and other activities. Merchants say the event is just one of the benefits of the business improvement district that landlords launched in 2006, agreeing to raise $250,000 annually to pump up prospects near Magnolia Boulevard and Hollywood Way. With the business improvement district set to expire this year, members of the Magnolia Park Partnership are now preparing to vote in July on whether to extend it for another five years.
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By Angela Hokanson | May 28, 2008
Burbank residents pedaled around the city’s Magnolia Park neighborhood on Saturday, popping into stores and restaurants to pick up free treats, and then back onto the sidewalks and streets to continue their bike rides. The riders were taking part in the second annual Magical Magnolia Bicycle Tour — an event organized by the Magnolia Park Partnership, a nonprofit organization that was formed to improve and promote the area, which was named a business improvement district last year.
FEATURES
March 4, 2006
Burbank City Council's vote last week to allow Magnolia Park property owners to move forward with forming a business improvement district was a positive step toward improving the area's business climate. It also is a chance to incorporate the diversity of voices that make up the area. The 270 property owners in the area must now step up and sign a petition in favor of creating the district ? in which owners would assess themselves for improvements. Doing otherwise would be to cut the area off from long-coveted enhancements, such as better parking arrangements, landscaping, increased street maintenance and more effective marketing ?
FEATURES
By Jason Wells | August 15, 2007
As thousands of fans strolled along Magnolia Boulevard in front rows of polished automobiles Saturday afternoon, it was hard not to notice the grins on the faces of the event’s organizers. Fresh off the heels of Glendale’s well-established Cruise Night, the still-young Magnolia Park Business Improvement District entered the car-show fray with its own “Be-Boppin’ in the Park” Saturday as a means to a fruitful end for their business-lined street. Magnolia Park officials have been using the new muscle of their business improvement district — formed last year — to rejuvenate the aging corridor with infrastructure upgrades and cosmetic lifts.
NEWS
October 29, 2003
Ryan Carter In an effort to revamp Burbank's downtown business district, the City Council on Tuesday appointed 11 members to the newly formed downtown property-based business improvement district board. The board will represent large- and small-property owners, the Village district, Media City Center, IKEA, small-business owners, residents and nonprofit organizations downtown. The members will be responsible for deciding on things like promoting the area and upgrades to the district.
NEWS
June 4, 2003
Laura Sturza By approving plans for spiffing up downtown Burbank on Tuesday night, council members moved closer to their goal of building a better looking, higher revenue-producing city. "If we have a vibrant and revitalized downtown, that all comes back to retail sales ... which translates to tax revenue," Vice Mayor Marsha Ramos said prior to the meeting. "That's how we are able to fund the programs and services that residents enjoy, plus [create]
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By Alene Tchekmedyian, alene.tchekmedyian@latimes.com | December 14, 2012
Councilman Jess Talamantes' pitch to spend an estimated $87,000 over five years to pulse ambient music along walkways in downtown fell on critical ears this week, with two of his colleagues saying they'd rather focus on more important financial priorities. The suggestion fell flat Tuesday on a 2-2 vote, with Councilmen David Gordon and Dave Golonski dissenting and Councilman Gary Bric absent. Representatives of Muzak, an indoor and outdoor music provider, estimated project installation and ongoing maintenance costs to hover around $87,000 for the next five years.
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By Bill Kisliuk, bill.kisliuk@latimes.com | April 5, 2011
More than 500 people pedaled through Magnolia Park Saturday afternoon, just as nearby commercial property owners are gearing up to extend a self-imposed fee that pays for events including the Magical Magnolia Bicycle Tour. The tour brought out cyclists for prizes, bike and helmet painting and other activities. Merchants say the event is just one of the benefits of the business improvement district that landlords launched in 2006, agreeing to raise $250,000 annually to pump up prospects near Magnolia Boulevard and Hollywood Way. With the business improvement district set to expire this year, members of the Magnolia Park Partnership are now preparing to vote in July on whether to extend it for another five years.
NEWS
By Jeremy Oberstein | January 14, 2009
CITY HALL — More than 6,000 businesses in Burbank will now be required to affix water-saving attachments to faucets in public restrooms after the City Council approved a measure Tuesday aimed at water conservation. The Restroom Aerator Ordinance, approved by a 4-0 vote, requires each of the city’s 6,300 businesses, with certain exemptions, to purchase a low-flow faucet attachment to reduce water usage. Burbank’s ordinance, which will go into effect next month but will not be enforced until March, was first presented in August as the council mulled a similar water-conservation ordinance.
NEWS
By Alison Tully | July 30, 2008
BURBANK — The City Council on Tuesday approved the renewal of a nonprofit partnership between the city and an association of property owners to revitalize the downtown shopping district. The council voted 4 to 1 in favor of renewing the Downtown Burbank Property-Based Business Improvement District, with Councilman David Gordon casting the lone dissenting vote. Since its inception in July 2003, the district’s stores have increased retail sales and property values by a combined 70%, according to a staff report.
NEWS
By Angela Hokanson | May 28, 2008
Burbank residents pedaled around the city’s Magnolia Park neighborhood on Saturday, popping into stores and restaurants to pick up free treats, and then back onto the sidewalks and streets to continue their bike rides. The riders were taking part in the second annual Magical Magnolia Bicycle Tour — an event organized by the Magnolia Park Partnership, a nonprofit organization that was formed to improve and promote the area, which was named a business improvement district last year.
FEATURES
By Jason Wells | August 15, 2007
As thousands of fans strolled along Magnolia Boulevard in front rows of polished automobiles Saturday afternoon, it was hard not to notice the grins on the faces of the event’s organizers. Fresh off the heels of Glendale’s well-established Cruise Night, the still-young Magnolia Park Business Improvement District entered the car-show fray with its own “Be-Boppin’ in the Park” Saturday as a means to a fruitful end for their business-lined street. Magnolia Park officials have been using the new muscle of their business improvement district — formed last year — to rejuvenate the aging corridor with infrastructure upgrades and cosmetic lifts.
NEWS
By Chris Wiebe | July 11, 2007
MAGNOLIA PARK — With the formation of a business improvement district last summer, businesses owners in Magnolia Park pooled their resources to bring in more merchants and patrons through beautification and advertising efforts. But some residents in the area are feeling left out. The concern is that enhancement efforts will not reach some areas on the west end of Magnolia Boulevard, specifically, anything west of Pass Avenue — which includes Evergreen Street, Rose Street, Valley Street and Clybourn Avenue, area resident Lorena Mendez-Quiroga said.
FEATURES
March 4, 2006
Burbank City Council's vote last week to allow Magnolia Park property owners to move forward with forming a business improvement district was a positive step toward improving the area's business climate. It also is a chance to incorporate the diversity of voices that make up the area. The 270 property owners in the area must now step up and sign a petition in favor of creating the district ? in which owners would assess themselves for improvements. Doing otherwise would be to cut the area off from long-coveted enhancements, such as better parking arrangements, landscaping, increased street maintenance and more effective marketing ?
NEWS
October 29, 2003
Ryan Carter In an effort to revamp Burbank's downtown business district, the City Council on Tuesday appointed 11 members to the newly formed downtown property-based business improvement district board. The board will represent large- and small-property owners, the Village district, Media City Center, IKEA, small-business owners, residents and nonprofit organizations downtown. The members will be responsible for deciding on things like promoting the area and upgrades to the district.
NEWS
October 15, 2003
BID board applications available CIVIC CENTER -- The city clerk's office is accepting applications through Thursday for candidates for a board to run a new property-based business improvement district for downtown Burbank. A business improvement district is grouping of merchants who join together through assessment fees to pay for improvements in their neighborhood. The board would be responsible for carrying out the goals of a five-year district plan, including a signage program and marketing and promotions.
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