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January 5, 2000
Paul Clinton CIVIC CENTER -- The City Council is accepting applications for an opening on the Heritage Commission until Jan. 14. On Jan. 25, the council is scheduled to name an appointee to the post. The term runs until June 2002. The five-member commission advises the council on issues involving historic preservation. It comprises two representatives from the business community, two members experienced in preservation and a person from the community at large.
NEWS
September 30, 2000
Paul Clinton AIRPORT DISTRICT -- With not enough commissioners in town, the Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority canceled its Monday meeting. The meeting was scheduled for 9 a.m. Monday at the Burbank Airport Skyroom. The meeting was called off because the majority of the commissioners were traveling. With fewer than five of the nine members in town, the authority would not have a quorum. The commissioners and some airport staff members will be attending the Airport Council International's annual convention in New York.
NEWS
December 22, 1999
Paul Clinton CIVIC CENTER -- The city's Redevelopment Agency is seeking applicants for a vacancy on the seven-member Burbank Housing Corporation. The two-year term will commence early next year and end Nov. 1, 2001. Corporation members serve without compensation. The panel makes decisions and recommendations to the City Council about issues relating to affordable housing in the city. Applications will be accepted until Thursday. The appointment will be made at the Jan. 11 council meeting, city officials said.
NEWS
January 12, 2000
Paul Clinton CIVIC CENTER -- In a move that will put a few more pennies in residents' pockets, Burbank's Public Service Department reduced utility bills by 1%, by eliminating a monthly charge, according to a city memo. The city will eliminate the environmental compliance charge, which has been in place since July 1, 1997. Burbank residents who use the citywide average of 400 kilowatt hours of electricity per month will see their bill drop from $42.14 to $41.72.
NEWS
August 2, 2000
Paul Clinton AIRPORT DISTRICT -- As part of its 18-month study seeking a curfew on nighttime flights, the Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority has set up four "listening sessions" to gauge public sentiment. The study, known as a Part 161, could cost as much as $4 million, airport officials said. The four sessions are scheduled for August. WHEN: Monday, Aug. 21, 6:30 to 9 p.m. WHERE: Burbank Airport Hilton, 2500 Hollywood Way. WHEN: Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2 to 4:30 p.m. WHERE: Glenwood School, 8001 Ledge Ave., Sun Valley.
NEWS
August 2, 2000
Paul Clinton CIVIC CENTER -- The City Council hired a construction firm to begin transforming the former Cal Fed Bank building into temporary city offices. Brea-based KPRS Construction Services will receive $159,000 for the job. KPRS will demolish walls, build new offices and remodel restrooms among other improvements to the building, which is at 301 E. Olive Ave. KPRS was the low bidder among seven competing firms, officials said. The city intends to relocate the Finance and Parks, Recreation and Community Services departments from City Hall to the Cal Fed building during the construction of a new $21.5 million Municipal Services Building.
NEWS
August 19, 2000
Paul Clinton CIVIC CENTER -- After a one-week vacation, the City Council will begin its meetings a half hour earlier. It has become tradition in City Hall for the mayor to pick two Tuesdays during the summer months for a break from city business, officials said. With this tradition in mind, Mayor Bill Wiggins drew the curtain on the Aug. 22 meeting. It was the second session canceled this summer. "The mayor selects two dark days in the summer," City Clerk Judie Sarquiz said.
NEWS
October 25, 2000
Paul Clinton CIVIC CENTER -- Setting the stage for what's to come, Mayor Bill Wiggins will deliver the State of the City address on Oct. 31. In the speech, titled "Moving Into the New Millennium," Wiggins will recap events during his first six months as mayor and lay out his vision for the city in the coming months. It will be his third such speech, given annually. Wiggins has served in the post a record three terms. He was mayor from 1994-95 and 1996-97.
NEWS
October 25, 2000
Paul Clinton CIVIC CENTER -- The City Council wants to know what you think about city services. At its meeting Tuesday, the council approved a comprehensive survey to get a finger on the pulse of residents' attitudes about the quality of life in Burbank. The city will ask residents whether they are satisfied with police, fire, library, parks, public works and utilities services. The council had set aside $25,000 in the 2000-2001 budget to hire a consultant to oversee the survey, which will get underway in the spring.
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NEWS
December 6, 2000
Paul Clinton CIVIC CENTER -- The City Council has approved a $277,392 agreement with a firm to began environmental impact studies of an 18-story hotel and office project proposed for the Media District. At its Nov. 28 meeting, the council approved a deal with Agoura Hills-based Impact Sciences to examine the scope of the project, potential traffic increases in the area and other issues covered in an environmental impact report. The council agreed to pay for the work, but the money will be refunded by the project's developer.
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NEWS
November 22, 2000
Paul Clinton CIVIC CENTER -- After a 30-year civil service career, Deputy City Manager Rich Inga is calling it quits. Inga, 53, announced his decision in a Nov. 1 resignation letter to City Manager Bud Ovrom. He will leave the city at the end of the work day on Dec. 29. The veteran manager began his career with Burbank as a landscape architect. During his first two decades with the city, he served in various positions in the Park, Recreation and Community Services Department, including six years as director.
NEWS
November 18, 2000
Paul Clinton CIVIC CENTER -- It took three years, but organizers of the annual Burbank on Parade finally asked for financial assistance, which they received from the City Council. To help stem growing financial losses that crossed the $4,000 mark during last April's parade, the council agreed to boost its funding from $9,180 to $15,000 per year. The city will also waive the $2,500 cost to hire the Police Department to monitor the event. It was the first increase in city funding since 1984.
NEWS
November 15, 2000
Paul Clinton BURBANK -- Not alone in its move to the political left, Burbank followed the state's broader trend in the Nov. 7 general election. Just as California gave its 54 electoral votes to Vice President Al Gore, Burbank residents also punched Democratic ballots significantly more often than Republican ones. At the top of the ticket, Burbank handed 55.4% of the vote to Gore and only 37.1% to Texas Gov. George Bush. Green candidate Ralph Nader secured 4.1% of the city's votes.
NEWS
November 8, 2000
Paul Clinton MEDIA DISTRICT WEST -- Residents of a Media District apartment complex have sued the building's owner, alleging conditions in the housing units caused health problems. Six current and former residents of Lakeside Apartments have put their names to the class-action lawsuit, which could eventually include several hundred people who lived in the complex at one time or another, Los Angeles attorney Mike Arias said. "We have a lot of people who have become sick and ill because of conditions at Lakeside Apartments," Arias said.
NEWS
November 1, 2000
Paul Clinton BURBANK -- Not long after they drew the curtains on the Burbank International Children's Film Festival, organizers said their inaugural event was a runaway success. With better-than-expected attendance, interest from the movie studios and a few brewing distribution deals, the organizers said the event lays the foundation for a sequel next year. "We really got noticed," spokeswoman Carole Myers said. "This was not just some rinky-dink local festival."
NEWS
November 1, 2000
Paul Clinton AIRPORT DISTRICT -- Pulling into town for a last-minute stop on the campaign trail, presidential hopeful George W. Bush rallied his troops at the Burbank Airport Hilton. Stepping onto a stage in the hotel's largest conference room Monday afternoon, Bush reiterated his call for moral leadership, less taxes and a stronger military. Following a slate of Republicans seeking other offices -- including 43rd State Assembly District candidate Craig Missakian -- the Texas governor spoke to an energized crowd for about 30 minutes before heading off to NBC to tape his evening appearance on "The Tonight Show."
NEWS
October 28, 2000
Paul Clinton BURBANK -- A plan to install a bikeway on Chandler Boulevard hasn't fallen by the wayside, despite objections about the project's design by the transit agency that must grant final approval. At its Thursday board meeting, the Metropolitan Transit Authority board decided to delay approval of the project until staff from Burbank and that agency can iron out their differences. Burbank must secure MTA approval for the project since the parties co-own the three miles of railroad track that would be torn out between Clybourn Avenue and Mariposa Avenue.
NEWS
October 28, 2000
Paul Clinton CIVIC CENTER -- Sue Georgino is coming home. Georgino, who worked in City Hall for seven years in the 1980s, will replace outgoing Community Development Director Bob Tague in January. Tague is leaving the city after nine years. Georgino, 50, left Burbank in 1989 to take the top redevelopment staff post for Brea, in Orange County. She will become the first woman to head Community Development. Georgino lives in Burbank with her husband, Victor, a Ventura County developer.
NEWS
October 25, 2000
Paul Clinton BURBANK VILLAGE -- Construction crews working to divert sewer lines have caused some traffic delays in the Village, but City Hall officials say they have received few complaints. The six-week project began Oct. 9 when a private company hired by the city tore up asphalt on Olive Avenue at San Fernando Boulevard in the heart of the Village. The Public Works project will divert sewer lines that originate in the Hillside District. Two lines that head down Olive -- one of which runs between City Hall and the Municipal Services Building -- will be moved to Third Street.
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