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October 13, 2007
LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS The council heard from Michael McManus, the city’s public information officer, about a series of candidate forums the League of Women Voters will hold in 2008. WHAT IT MEANS The three forums would seek to inform voters about the presidential election and other measures. CHANGES TO PAYROLL SYSTEM Changes to the city’s payroll system were discussed. WHAT IT MEANS   The arrangement with Oracle Systems Solution involves maintenance support, including software upgrades, and is on track to be completed, said Penny Forbes, project administrator.
NEWS
September 9, 2000
Terry Bailey The League of Women Voters' Glendale-Burbank Pros and Cons Forum, covering all ballot initiatives and bond measures on the November ballot will be held at 7 p.m. Sept. 22 in the Burbank City Council chambers. The free forum is open to the public on a first-come, first-served seating basis. The forum will be broadcast live via cable TV in Burbank and Glendale, and videotaped for multiple rebroadcasts in both cities between the forum date and the Nov. 7 election.
NEWS
February 13, 2002
Laura Sturza CIVIC CENTER -- The League of Women Voters and the City of Burbank will present a pros and cons forum next week on the initiatives on the March statewide primary ballot. "It's very important for a voter to be well informed as to state measures because many of them carry a fiscal impact that will affect them in future years," League spokeswoman Connie Wilson said. Representatives from the Burbank-Glendale League chapter will discuss the six state ballot measures and three Los Angeles County measures Feb. 20. The propositions include term limitations, transportation funding, insurance fraud, sheriff's department restructuring and the voting modernization bond act. The event will start at 7 p.m. in the City Council Chambers and broadcast live on Charter Communication channel 6. The session will be replayed at various times.
NEWS
September 30, 2006
The following items will be discussed at Tuesday's City Council meeting: VICTORY BIKE ROUTE The council will consider a resolution to accept a Caltrans grant that would fund a bikeway along Victory Boulevard. The bikeway would not be physically separated from the roadway, but instead will be designated by a mix of posted signage and in-road, striped lanes on Victory between Clybourn Avenue and Burbank Boulevard. The city would also consider installing a bike lane along the Burbank Boulevard Bridge, pending approval from Caltrans.
NEWS
August 25, 2001
Karen S. Kim BURBANK -- The League of Women Voters will host a forum Sept. 8 for the special election of the Restore Our Airport Rights initiative, or Measure A. Measure A will be put to Burbank voters in the form of an all mail-in ballot to be tallied on Oct. 9, with ballots being mailed out as early as Sept. 10. The ROAR initiative demands that the city implement airport limiting measures, including a cap on flights and passengers, a mandatory curfew and an agreement from the airport to limit expansion.
NEWS
January 15, 2005
Vest grant accepted The City Council accepted a $6,689 grant from the U.S. Department of Justice. WHAT IT MEANS The grant will be used to purchase bulletproof vests for Burbank police officers. The department has received $21,000 in vest grants since 1999. VOTE: 5-0 Land deal goes through Council members approved spending $160,000 to buy a lot in the 200 block of East Cedar Avenue for a proposed residential project. WHAT IT MEANS The city's redevelopment agency has acquired the final piece of property for a 33-unit residential project.
NEWS
March 30, 2005
League of Women Voters forum tonight The League of Women Voters of Glendale/Burbank will host a forum starting at 7 tonight for candidates running for seats on the City Council and Burbank Unified School District board. The forum takes place in the City Council chambers at City Hall, 275 E. Olive Ave. The format will give a candidate one minute to respond to a question, followed by 30-second responses or rebuttal by the other candidates. "It gives the candidates a chance to position themselves," said Chris Carson, the league's chapter president.
NEWS
April 8, 2011
One hundred years ago, California women gained the right to vote — by a margin of 240 votes. That’s right, just 240 citizens choosing to cast their ballots made the difference. They rode their horses and buggies down mountain roads, across deserts and along bumpy rural tracks, or took trolleys and walked blocks in cities. In short, all of them had to stop work and make a real effort to cast their ballots. Today, all Burbank voters have to do to cast their votes is get their ballots back to the City Clerk by Tuesday.
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By David Laurell | November 14, 2012
This past week proved to be historic for women, both at the ballot box and on the ballot. Representing 53% of the electorate in last Tuesday's election, the female vote proved to be decisive in reelecting President Obama to a second term, as well as electing a record number of women to Congress. With the power of women so clearly in the spotlight, it was fitting that Tuesday evening saw Mayor Dave Golonski and the Burbank City Council honor Connie Wilson for her distinguished record of public service to the City of Burbank.
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NEWS
April 8, 2011
One hundred years ago, California women gained the right to vote — by a margin of 240 votes. That’s right, just 240 citizens choosing to cast their ballots made the difference. They rode their horses and buggies down mountain roads, across deserts and along bumpy rural tracks, or took trolleys and walked blocks in cities. In short, all of them had to stop work and make a real effort to cast their ballots. Today, all Burbank voters have to do to cast their votes is get their ballots back to the City Clerk by Tuesday.
FEATURES
April 24, 2010
We’ve all heard the warnings: Global warming is a catastrophic threat to our environment, our health and our economy. But far fewer people want to believe that it will impact their own lives, including our fellow California residents. And some are actively seeking to repeal California’s landmark climate change bill. Don’t listen to the spin about loss of jobs. Climate change legislation will reinvigorate our economy, create jobs and reduce climate change-causing pollution.
NEWS
October 11, 2008
Nearly termed-out state Sen. Jack Scott, whose 12-year career in the Legislature is set to conclude by the end of 2008, received a perfect score from two advocacy groups representing seniors. The Congress of California Seniors and the California Alliance for Retired Americans both gave Scott their highest rating — 100% — on the 2008 Legislative Report Card, a score 10 out of the state’s 40 senators received, Scott’s office said. Scott was praised for his work on a wide range of senior-related bills, including two that were signed into law by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger earlier this year.
NEWS
October 13, 2007
LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS The council heard from Michael McManus, the city’s public information officer, about a series of candidate forums the League of Women Voters will hold in 2008. WHAT IT MEANS The three forums would seek to inform voters about the presidential election and other measures. CHANGES TO PAYROLL SYSTEM Changes to the city’s payroll system were discussed. WHAT IT MEANS   The arrangement with Oracle Systems Solution involves maintenance support, including software upgrades, and is on track to be completed, said Penny Forbes, project administrator.
NEWS
By Jason Wells | May 12, 2007
DOWNTOWN — Six women and one high school student spent most of their time Friday afternoon in a ballroom humbly deflecting praise for the countless hours of service they've committed to a myriad of local causes. They were there to be honored by more than 350 people during the YWCA of Glendale's 10th annual Heart and Excellence Awards luncheon downtown at the Brandview Collection Restaurant. "Every year we come up with a group of women who are just absolutely outstanding," said Brooke Moore, president of the YWCA's board of directors.
NEWS
January 6, 2007
Candidates forum set for chambers The League of Women Voters of Glendale/Burbank will present a forum for candidates for City Council and School Board at 7 p.m. on Jan. 25 in the City Council Chambers of City Hall, 275 E. Olive Ave. The forum will be televised live on Channel 6, with repeat broadcasts several times before the municipal election on Feb. 27. The public may submit questions to be asked of candidates through the...
NEWS
September 30, 2006
The following items will be discussed at Tuesday's City Council meeting: VICTORY BIKE ROUTE The council will consider a resolution to accept a Caltrans grant that would fund a bikeway along Victory Boulevard. The bikeway would not be physically separated from the roadway, but instead will be designated by a mix of posted signage and in-road, striped lanes on Victory between Clybourn Avenue and Burbank Boulevard. The city would also consider installing a bike lane along the Burbank Boulevard Bridge, pending approval from Caltrans.
NEWS
December 7, 2005
The League of Women Voters of Glendale/Burbank will host a debate Thursday between the five candidates running in the special election for a vacant City Council seat. The debate takes place at 7 p.m. in the City Council chambers at City Hall, 275 E. Olive Ave. Residents are encouraged to attend and submit questions to be posed for the candidates. Ballots for the election will be mailed out Jan. 3 and must be returned by Jan. 24. The five candidates are Michael Dontanville, David Gordon Vahe Hovanessian, Amy Lawrence and Bill Wiggins.
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