October 2, 2009
BURBANK — Democratic Assemblyman Paul Krekorian found himself trying to keep a public meeting on traffic safety measures on point Tuesday amid questions about his bid for Los Angeles City Council and a contentious clean energy bill. Among his detractors was Burbank City Councilman Dave Golonski, who tore into the assemblyman for supporting a bill that would require utilities to get 33% of their energy from renewable sources by 2020 — a benchmark already agreed upon by Burbank and Glendale — but do so using only in-state resources.
May 25, 2002
Ryan Carter BURBANK -- Burbank Police have shelved a plan to place traffic cameras at local intersections to catch drivers who run red lights. Instead, they will rely on placing more motorcycle officers near problem intersections. "It was a goal, but then the cry came up from other departments that this is not a panacea," Burbank Police Lt. Wade Taylor said. "So, we decided we'd rather wait and see on this and mitigate problems with officers instead of buying into these systems."
August 1, 2009
CITY HALL ? After a series of false starts, the City Council voted this week to increase speed limits on Lincoln Street, Olive Avenue and Scott Road in an effort to maintain radar and laser enforcement on the three thoroughfares. The council on Tuesday voted 4 to 1 to increase speed limits on Lincoln Street between Empire Avenue and San Fernando Boulevard from 30 to 35 mph; Olive Avenue between Glenoaks Boulevard and First Street from 25 to 30 mph; and Scott Road between Glenoaks Boulevard and Kenneth Road from 25 to 30 mph. Speed limits, determined by the Public Works Department and Burbank Police Department, are based on street conditions and prevailing traffic speeds, traffic engineer Ken Johnson said.