February 21, 2004
WEED ABATEMENT PROGRAM HEARING WHAT HAPPENED The council approved a resolution to charge private property owners for the cost of removing overgrown weeds and other debris after no one spoke at a public hearing. WHAT IT MEANS Private property owners can either clear weeds and debris themselves or the city, through the County of Los Angeles Weed Abatement Program, will complete the removal and assess the owner. The purpose of the program is to reduce fire hazards and eliminate havens for rodents and disease-carrying insects.
March 17, 2001
Karen S. Kim BURBANK -- City Atty. Dennis Barlow will meet with the City Council in closed session Tuesday to discuss possible litigation strategies involving Southwest Airlines' refusal to reimburse Burbank for a plane crash last year. Burbank's request for Southwest Airlines to pay a reimbursement of $40,891 -- the expense incurred by the city last March, when the airline's Boeing 737 skidded off of the runway at Burbank airport and came to rest on Hollywood Way -- was denied by airline officials Feb. 7. Barlow has not advised the council on the matter and is still searching for a legal statute that would require Southwest to pay Burbank's bill, he said.