July 6, 2012
I find it hilarious that the director of the Burbank Airport would complain about the fact that more people are dropping off passengers instead of using the parking structure. As bureaucrats have a tendency to do, they raised the prices to make up for lost revenue, instead of lowering the prices to attract more business, like the private sector would. At $31 per day for short-term parking, it's actually cheaper for me to hire a cab to drop me off and pick me up than to park there on a one-day trip (I live 5 miles from the airport)
July 3, 2012
Parking revenues plummeted 8.7% at Burbank Bob Hope Airport in May as fewer people used the airfield's short-term parking structure, officials said. Parking fees, which make up about 40% of the airport's operating revenues, came in at roughly $1.5 million in May, compared to about $1.7 million in May 2011, according to a report to the Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority on Monday. Dan Feger, the airport's executive director, said officials closely monitor how passengers use the parking facilities.
April 24, 2012
Bob Hope Airport officials this week authorized more than $82 million in bonds to pay for new rental car and parking facilities for a new regional transportation center. The Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority signed off on the two 30-year bonds for $82.7 million at a special meeting Monday - shoring up the last major piece of funding for the center that will bring public transit and rental car facilities together for what officials hope will make for a better customer experience.
March 3, 2012
I read Ann Sloan's Feb. 25 letter, “Burbank Residents don't want Walmart,” and the first thing that came to mind is the Shakespearean quote from Hamlet, “The lady doth protest too much, methinks.” It seems that Sloan might have a financial stake in disallowing the citizens of Burbank the right to choose whether they would want to frequent Walmart or any other store. She speaks of the low wages at Walmart, but fails to recognize that most retail is low-wage employment, i.e. Target, Kmart and most of the stores and restaurants in Burbank.
July 26, 2011
Bob Hope Airport commissioners tabled a $1.5-million contract to design a new scaled-back transit center on Monday after requesting more information from administrators on project financing and how some of the budget numbers were reached. Airport officials were forced to go back to the drawing board last month after construction bids came in between $47 million and $69 million above the center's projected $112-million price tag. The bids surprised officials, who blamed high steel costs and a “fear factor” among contractors that the project could not be built as planned.
March 1, 2011
Area 1: 1100 block of North Buena Vista Street, at 1:30 a.m. on Feb. 25, a 20-year-old Burbank man was riding his Razor scooter when three Latino men stopped him and demanded his property. One of the men punched the victim in the face. One suspect was 6 feet 1 inches tall and was wearing a blue hat with white writing. The second man was 5 feet 6 inches tall, and no information was available about the third suspect. 1800 block of West Oak Street At 3:25 a.m. on Feb. 25, officers arrested two men and two juveniles for stealing a car after receiving a call about suspicious suspects in the area.
December 22, 2010
A male motorist lost consciousness and collided with another vehicle on the basement level in the downtown parking structure on the 100 block of East Magnolia Boulevard. Los Angeles County coroner's officials would not release the identity of the 22-year-old man until his immediate family had been notified. The coroner's investigation for a cause of death is ongoing, but Burbank police suspect the man suffered a seizure or heart attack while behind the wheel. The sudden loss of consciousness forced him to push the accelerator and cause the traffic accident.
October 13, 2010
The following were taken from reports filed with the Burbank Police Department. AREA 2 600 block of North San Fernando Boulevard Between 6:30 and 10 p.m. on Oct. 8, a 2005 GMC Yukon was broken into and a GPS unit was stolen from the vehicle while it was parked in the IKEA structure. It appears the passenger door lock had been punched. 500 block of North First Street Between 12:33 and 1:30 p.m. on Oct. 9, a 2007 Cadillac Escalade was broken into and a navigation and stereo system was stolen while parked in the Westside parking structure.
February 13, 2010
DOWNTOWN — Police are warning drivers of large sport-utility vehicles to watch for out-of-town bandits who’ve taken to shattering windows to steal expensive third-row seats. At least 15 similar break-in burglaries have occurred this year, often in broad daylight outside shopping centers, dispelling a myth that the category of crime happens only in the early-morning hours on residential streets, Burbank Police Sgt. Darin Ryburn said. Thieves have stuck to targeting SUVs made by General Motors, which manufactures a third-row seat that takes only a few seconds to remove and has a resale value that can top $1,500, he said.