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March 7, 2014
Burbank residents turned out this week for a town hall event where they had the opportunity to express their opinions and concerns on a host of city-related issues, from pot holes to proper notification of public hearings. Mayor Emily Gabel-Luddy, following a pattern established by previous leaders, was a driving force behind the gathering at John Muir Middle School. Gabel-Luddy she believes it is healthy for city officials to get out of City Hall to hear what constituents have to say in an informal setting.
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By Alene Tchekmedyian, alene.tchekmedyian@latimes.com | February 25, 2014
Burbank residents wishing to share any concerns or complaints with the city's elected officials can do so at a town hall meeting next week. The meeting will be held at 7 p.m. on Tuesday at John Muir Middle School, located at 1111 N. Kenneth Road, and is an opportunity for the public to meet with the Burbank City Council in a casual setting away from City Hall. “It's healthy for us to just go out and listen,” said Mayor Emily Gabel-Luddy, adding that she hopes the meetings can continue regularly every six months.
NEWS
By Jeremy Oberstein | March 1, 2008
BURBANK — Peg Cabrera does not consider herself an avid follower of city politics, but the opportunity to learn about city services and interact with Burbank’s leaders Thursday night was too good an opportunity to pass up, she said. “I don’t really get involved too much,” said Cabrera, who was one of nearly 100 residents to fill the Buena Vista Library’s Community Room Thursday evening for an open house and town hall meeting that allowed residents to mingle with city officials, get to know some of the services Burbank offers and air grievances to City Council members.
NEWS
April 10, 2002
Laura Sturza NORTHWEST DISTRICT -- Residents are invited to a town hall meeting Thursday to meet with City Council members in an informal setting. A discussion period will allow residents to ask questions or voice concerns to council members, who will respond. In addition, staff from city agencies will have information tables set up where people can learn more about everything from parks and recreation activities to home remodeling. Information tables will be set up from 6 to 8 p.m. and the meeting will be from 7 to 9 p.m. at Luther Burbank Middle School, 3700 Jeffries Ave. For information call 238-5800.
NEWS
March 28, 2009
Sen. Carol Liu will host a town hall meeting Saturday to discuss the latest updates on the state budget, which is again billions in the red. After a protracted three-way battle among the governor, Democrats and Republicans over a projected $42-billion deficit ended in February, the state now faces another gap of about $8 billion due to declining tax revenues. And according to a recent poll by the Public Policy Institute of California, nearly every revenue-generating state proposition in the upcoming special May election lacks the required voter support to pass.
NEWS
By Alene Tchekmedyian, alene.tchekmedyian@latimes.com | September 24, 2013
Burbank residents will have a chance to share any concerns or complaints with the City Council during a town hall meeting Tuesday, a process that has, at least once, led to a change in city policy. The meeting - which will be held Tuesday at 7 p.m. at Luther Burbank Middle School, 3700 West Jeffries Ave. - is a chance for residents to meet with council members in a casual setting away from City Hall. “It's like getting a report card,” said Burbank Mayor Emily Gabel-Luddy, adding that hosting a town hall meeting was a major goal she set for her mayoral term.
NEWS
February 2, 2000
Irma Lemus MEDIA DISTRICT NORTH -- Helping teenagers make better decisions about sex was the goal of a town hall meeting at the Black Entertainment Television Burbank studios. Saturday morning's live taping of BET's "Teen Summit/Rap City: Da Bassment" was sponsored by the cable television network and the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation. The town hall meeting focused on teens' attitude toward sex, as well as communication between young people and their parents.
NEWS
March 27, 2002
meeting Laura Sturza RANCHO DISTRICT -- Residents are invited to a Town Hall meeting Thursday where they can meet with City Council members in an informal setting. There will be a discussion period when individuals can present questions or concerns to council members, who will respond. Staff from city agencies will also have information tables set up for residents to learn more about everything from home remodeling to parks and recreation activities.
NEWS
February 26, 2003
State Sen. Jack Scott (D-Burbank) and Assemblyman Dario Frommer (D-Burbank) are co-hosting a town hall meeting on the state's budget crisis and how it will affect local residents. They will offer an update on proposed budget cuts and answer questions Saturday morning. City department heads, school district and labor union representatives and others will provide additional information. The public meeting is scheduled for 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday at the Buena Vista Branch Library, 300 N. Buena Vista St. For more information, call Scott's office at 558-7940 or Frommer's office at 240-6330.
NEWS
March 5, 2008
Power outage leaves homes blacked out A power outage Monday left 810 Burbank customers without power for nearly three hours, officials with the Burbank Department of Water and Power said. The outage occurred on Chandler Boulevard and Magnolia Boulevard, between Lima Street and Brighton Street. The cause is still being investigated. ? Council to hold second Town Hall meeting The Burbank City Council will hold the second of its two scheduled open house and Town Hall meetings where residents are invited to air their grievances to council members and peruse what services the city offers.
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NEWS
March 7, 2014
Burbank residents turned out this week for a town hall event where they had the opportunity to express their opinions and concerns on a host of city-related issues, from pot holes to proper notification of public hearings. Mayor Emily Gabel-Luddy, following a pattern established by previous leaders, was a driving force behind the gathering at John Muir Middle School. Gabel-Luddy she believes it is healthy for city officials to get out of City Hall to hear what constituents have to say in an informal setting.
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THE818NOW
By Alene Tchekmedyian, alene.tchekmedyian@latimes.com | February 25, 2014
Burbank residents wishing to share any concerns or complaints with the city's elected officials can do so at a town hall meeting next week. The meeting will be held at 7 p.m. on Tuesday at John Muir Middle School, located at 1111 N. Kenneth Road, and is an opportunity for the public to meet with the Burbank City Council in a casual setting away from City Hall. “It's healthy for us to just go out and listen,” said Mayor Emily Gabel-Luddy, adding that she hopes the meetings can continue regularly every six months.
NEWS
By Alene Tchekmedyian, alene.tchekmedyian@latimes.com | September 24, 2013
Burbank residents will have a chance to share any concerns or complaints with the City Council during a town hall meeting Tuesday, a process that has, at least once, led to a change in city policy. The meeting - which will be held Tuesday at 7 p.m. at Luther Burbank Middle School, 3700 West Jeffries Ave. - is a chance for residents to meet with council members in a casual setting away from City Hall. “It's like getting a report card,” said Burbank Mayor Emily Gabel-Luddy, adding that hosting a town hall meeting was a major goal she set for her mayoral term.
NEWS
By Daniel Siegal, daniel.siegal@latimes.com | September 20, 2013
The Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority revealed its plan for a new 14-gate terminal this week. In a pair of meetings held Monday morning and evening, airport officials presented their vision for a new, larger terminal, meant to replace the airport's current 83-year-old building. “We are being totally transparent with you saying it's going to be a bigger building,” Authority Commissioner Susan Georgino told attendees at the Monday night meeting. That space would be used to add features such as disability accessibility, more restrooms, more waiting areas, expanded security screening facilities and better baggage claims.
NEWS
By Alene Tchekmedyian, alene.tchekmedyian@latimes.com | November 30, 2012
Burbank residents set the City Council agenda this week at three town hall meetings the council hosted to hear from constituents in a more casual setting outside City Hall. Their chief complaint? Steep water bills. Residents frustrated about the high cost of water - despite their conservation efforts - discovered they weren't the only ones. The city, which gets most of its water from the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, has also faced its own rate hikes for the imports, said Mayor Dave Golonski.
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November 27, 2012
Have an issue you'd like to take up with your local elected officials? The Burbank City Council this week is hosting three town hall meetings to interact with and get feedback from community members. “This is just a way to try to reach out and see if we can connect with people who are maybe not the normal council attendees,” Mayor Dave Golonski said Monday. “It's intended to be a less formal setting than the council setting.” The Parks, Recreation and Community Service Department will be on site to provide child care for children over the age of 5. The 7 p.m. town hall meetings will take place: - Tuesday, Nov. 27 at David Starr Jordan Middle School, 420 S. Mariposa St. - Wednesday, Nov. 28 at Luther Burbank Middle School, 3700 W. Jeffries St. - Thursday, Nov. 29 at John Muir Middle School, 1111 N. Kenneth Rd. -- Alene Tchekmedyian, Times Community News Follow Alene Tchekmedyian on Google+ and on Twitter: @atchek .  
NEWS
July 7, 2010
If city leaders hope to restore public confidence in the Burbank Police Department, they must also be willing to empower the city's Police Commission to better fulfill its watchdog role. That the commission has finally set a date for its first public forum since scandal erupted within the department last year is a good first step toward reversing years of institutionalized impotence. But beyond that Aug. 18 meeting, more must be done to heal public trust scarred by allegations of excessive and improper use of force that have resulted in the firings of 10 police officers, multiple lawsuits involving claims of widespread racial discrimination within the department and a veteran officer's work-related public suicide.
NEWS
August 15, 2009
Rep. Adam Schiff’s recent town hall meeting on health-care reform did more to highlight vehement distaste with government than the actual proposal, and that’s unfortunate. Instead of an adult conversation on the merits of President Obama’s proposed health-care insurance reform bill, the general public have been blasted with images and footage of people engaged in everything from shouting matches with their Congressional representatives, to holding signs that show Obama in the likeness of Adolf Hitler.
NEWS
By Zain Shauk | August 12, 2009
ALHAMBRA — Angry faceoffs erupted Tuesday between activists on either side of the debate on health-care reform hours before Democratic Rep. Adam Schiff had a chance to take the stage at an Alhambra town hall meeting. Some pushed and shoved demonstrators with opposing views. Others tore signs and screamed through red-faced exchanges that often jumped through discussions about funding for public schools, medical malpractice costs and military spending before circling back to the topic at hand.
NEWS
By Veronica Rocha | April 1, 2009
BURBANK — Sen. Carol Liu answered questions from residents about education, health care, the state’s budget and deficit, and new tax hikes during a town hall meeting Saturday. Adult education student Alejandro Plata, who lives in Huntington Park, heard rumors in school that it could be closing because funding approved from the state budget only finances kindergarten through 12th-grade instruction, he told Liu. Plata, who is a high school dropout, can’t afford to lose his schooling because he said he wants to graduate.
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