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THE818NOW
April 16, 2014
Burbank City Manager Mark Scott came out of a closed-door evaluation with elected officials on Tuesday with the “unanimous support” of the City Council, the mayor said. After the discussion in closed session, Burbank Mayor Emily Gabel-Luddy Tuesday announced the City Council's full support for Burbank's top executive. “We had, I thought, a very frank discussion and a good give-and-take, and it was the conclusion of that meeting to give our unanimous support to the city manager,” Gabel-Luddy said.
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THE818NOW
September 17, 2012
Burbank City Manager Mike Flad plans to leave the media city and take the top post at the city of South Gate, according to an email he sent Monday to the City Council and top-level staff. “There is no easy way to say this, so I will just say it. After 22 years of service to the city of Burbank, I have accepted an offer from the city of South Gate to serve as their next city manager,” Flad said in his email. Flad became the second-youngest city manager in Burbank's history when he assumed the top job in 2008 and has worked for the city 22 years.
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By Alene Tchekmedyian, alene@tchekmedyian@latimes.com | September 19, 2012
Burbank City Manager Mike Flad announced on Monday plans to leave the Media City and take the top post at the city of South Gate, stunning city officials who expected him to retire in the city where he had spent more than two decades building his career. Flad, now 46, became the second-youngest city manager in Burbank's history when he assumed the top job in 2008 and has worked for the city for nearly 23 years. “It doesn't make a whole lot of sense to me on the face of it,” said Councilman David Gordon on Tuesday.
THE818NOW
February 11, 2013
Burbank officials have scheduled three public forums this month as they seek input from residents on the qualities they'd like to see in a new permanent city manager. All three forums will be held in Room 104 of the Community Services Building at 150 North Third Street. The first two are scheduled for Feb. 19 at 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. The third is slate for 4:30 p.m. Feb. 21. Each meeting is slated to last 1 1/2 hour, according to the city. Ken Pulskamp was appointed Burbank's interim city manager late last year after Mike Flad stepped down to take the top job in the city of South Gate.
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By Alene Tchekmedyian, alene.tchekmedyian@latimes.com | July 30, 2013
Mark Scott's first goal as Burbank's incoming city manager is simple: to listen. “I really need to spend the first two months getting to know people, and to listen to them,” Scott said in an interview Tuesday. “For a city manager coming into new community, the very first thing you want to do is to get to know your staff and your public.” He'll have a first chance to do so on Thursday afternoon at City Hall, where Burbank will be hosting a meet-and-greet with the city's new top official.
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By Jeremy Oberstein | January 7, 2009
CITY HALL — Michael Flad, a nearly lifelong Burbank professional, became the city’s 15th city manager Tuesday night as a throng of well-wishers who filled council chambers praised the newest executive. “I’m confident Mike will do a fine job helping to lead this city,” Councilwoman Anja Reinke said. “His spirit is imbued with the spirit of Burbank.” As city manager, Flad faces a host of short- and long-term issues that will demand his attention.
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By Alene Tchekmedyian, alene.tchekmedyian@latimes.com | June 25, 2013
The incoming Burbank city manager is slated to become the highest paid public official in the tri-city region, with a nearly $300,000 salary that had been marketed early on in an effort to recruit "top talent. " With a starting salary of $24,166 a month plus a monthly $1,800 relocation allowance for up to 18 months, Mark Scott will make more than the city managers of Glendale and Pasadena, and the mayor of Los Angeles. After the relocation allowance expires, Scott will earn $298,000 annually, according to the contract brokered with the city . Before Scott was hired, the base salary range for the Burbank city manager was $13,994 to $18,402 a month, or $167,928 to $220,824 annually.
THE818NOW
October 23, 2012
Good morning, readers. Today is Tuesday, October 23. President Barack Obama will make a very quick stop in Los Angeles Wednesday evening. President Obama will tape an episode of “The Tonight Show” with Jay Leno in Burbank Wednesday evening . He is slated to arrive in Los Angeles and 5:25 p.m. and scheduled to leave on Air Force One at 7:45 p.m. LAist The city of Burbank is set to name Ken Pulskamp as its interim city manager....
NEWS
By Times Community News Staff | December 29, 2012
A massive manhunt for a missing FBI agent, the surprise departure of the city's chief executive, a National Teacher of the Year, tragic suicide and long-sought closure for the family of a murdered Burbank police officer. The year 2012 was full of twists and turns, surprise and tragedy. Here's a look back at some of the top stories that reverberated throughout the community, and far beyond. Burbank woman electrocuted trying to help motorist in crash A 40-year-old Burbank woman was one of two Good Samaritans who were electrocuted to death Aug. 22 after trying to help a motorist trapped inside his vehicle after a crash in Valley Village.
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By Jeremy Oberstein | October 3, 2007
As the sister to three brothers, Mary Alvord learned to hold her own at an early age. Now, Alvord presides over Burbank as its city manager and is the Zonta Club’s 2007 Woman of the Year. “It’s a huge honor,” she said. “I’ve had a very fulfilling career, so this is very exciting, like icing on a cake.” The Zonta Club, an organization of executives and professionals dedicated to improving the status of women, will honor Alvord on Nov. 3 at The Castaway Restaurant.
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