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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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.