May 20, 2009
BURBANK CITY COUNCIL CityCouncil@ ci.burbank.ca.us 275 E. Olive Ave. P.O. Box 6459 Burbank, CA 91510 Mayor Gary Bric gbric@ ci.burbank.ca.us Vice Mayor Anja Reinke firstname.lastname@example.org Councilman David Gordon dgordon@ ci.burbank.ca.us Councilman Jess Talamantes email@example.com Councilman Dave Golonski dgolonski@ ci.burbank.ca.us City Treasurer Donna Anderson danderson@ ci.burbank.
February 18, 2009
BURBANK — City officials will begin interviews at the end of the month for a new director of financial services and a new public information officer so they can better manage the city’s economic challenges. “There are certain positions that become vacant, and you wonder if you can go without them in this economic crunch,” Deputy City Manager Joy Forbes said. “But they’re both very crucial positions for the city, and we couldn’t go without them in our budget process.
April 11, 2007
Official tentative results as of 11:55 p.m. April 10, with 42 of 42 precincts reporting with a total of 10,237 ballots cast. Candidates listed in the order they appear on the ballot. All numbers are listed in votes, with the winners in bold. BURBANK CITY COUNCIL Two seats open Gary R. Bric...6,301 Phil Berlin...3,268 Anja Reinke...6,286 Carolyn Berlin...3,338 BURBANK CITY CHARTER MEASURES Measure A — Transient Occupancy Tax Yes: 4,616 No: 4,908 Measure B — Appointed City Clerk Yes: 4,443 No: 5,062 Measure C — Appointed City Treasurer Yes: 4,294 No: 4,993 Measure D — Transition of Elected City Clerk and City Treasurer Yes: 4,778 No: 4,400 Measure E — Filling Council Vacancies Yes: 5,146 No: 3,979 Measure F — Budget Adoption/Amendment Yes: 4,895 No: 4,264 Measure G — New Charter Yes: 5,210 No: 3,864
March 31, 2007
Debate needed on aspects of charter The Burbank City Charter changes are far too important to consider without wide-ranging debate that covers all possible alternatives to the changes put forth. Many of the changes are in the name of modernization and efficiency. All should be decided on the issues and with a tilt toward more democracy, not less. I urge "No" votes on this set of charter changes on the basis that they reduce citizen input via the ballot box. The city clerk and city treasurer should remain elected offices and the process for filling vacant City Council seats should remain as is. There should be a serious debate on two topics: Should the city attorney be elected?
March 31, 2007
CITY HALL — Six amendments to the Burbank City Charter — which are up for voter consideration on the general election ballot — are drawing both resistance and support from the community. The proposed changes came after seven months of work from a 15-member Charter Review Committee, which the council tapped in November 2005 to review the 90-year-old document and submit recommendations for possible modifications. The charter provides a blueprint for local government and is often referred to as the city's constitution.