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Two Burbank officials speak out about redrawing political boundaries for the city

Burbank, like every other community across the State of California, is currently taking part in the once-in-a-decade process of redrawing the political boundaries for elective offices.  Redistricting takes place after the completion of each Census.  Over the course of the next few weeks, the Citizens Redistricting Commission will complete its work and establish the Assembly, Senate, and Congressional Districts that will represent our community in Sacramento and Washington, D.C. In 2008, California voters passed Proposition 11, which created a Citizens Redistricting Commission to draw state legislative districts.  In 2010, California... Read More →

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Letter to the Editor: A tribute to Mickey DePalo

A heartfelt farewell to Mickey DePalo. Burbank will miss Mickey and we will never forget him.  While change is a part of life, saying farewell isn’t easy, especially if that someone is Mickey DePalo.  Mickey is a good man;  our dear Vietnam War veteran, our hero and he is my friend.   It has been my honor to have met Mickey, he is one in a million. Mickey has served our community for many years in many capacities and is always volunteering his time in our city.  He has touched the lives of... Read More →

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Letter to the Editor: Burbank update from Councilmember Nick Schultz

Just over 100 days ago, I took my oath of office and was sworn in as your City Councilmember.  While there has been much to learn in my short time on the City Council, I feel increasingly optimistic that our community is well-positioned to build back strong from this unprecedented public health and economic crisis. As a candidate, I advocated for the creation of a Burbank Economic Recovery Taskforce.  Last month, the City Council voted unanimously to re-purpose one of our existing sub-committees and create an Economic Recovery Sub-Committee comprised... Read More →

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Letter to the Editor: Thank you Burbank from Mayor Bob Frutos

Dear Burbank Residents and Business Owners: I am writing today to thank all business owners and residents for  doing your part to keep the City of Burbank on the path to recovery.   Thank you for complying with the LA County COVID-19 safety requirements.  As restaurants and businesses will now be allowed to re-open with less restrictions, together we will get through the end of this pandemic. I want to thank our business and restaurant owners throughout our city, including Downtown Burbank, Magnolia Park, Media and Airport Districts for working through these challenging times.  I... Read More →

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A special new year message from Burbank Council member Nick Schultz

Letter to the Editor: Happy New Year Burbank!  I know it goes without saying, but 2020 was a very difficult year for our community.  However, today we have awoken to a bright new day.  A new year brings with it a fresh start and new opportunities.  While we will continue to face many of the same challenges that were before our community last year, I believe that a new year requires new priorities from our local government to address these issues.  Moreover, I am optimistic that 2021 will be a... Read More →

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Holiday best wishes from Burbank Councilman/Vice Mayor Bob Frutos

With the holiday season here, I would like to take a moment to wish each of you best wishes for you and your families through the holidays.    This holiday season is going to be unlike anything most of us have ever experience. For most of us, that translates into a Thanksgiving Day celebration that is … different. Our community has faced sickness, loneliness and loss of precious lives.  More than ever, we will embrace and appreciate our families this holiday season. This year, it is also a holiday of... Read More →

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Letter to the editor from Burbank Vice Mayor Frutos

Friends and Neighbors, We are going to get through this together.  As you may know, our City has declared a State of Local Emergency as part of a continued, proactive approach towards slowing the spread of the Novel Coronavirus. This is unknown territory that we have not experienced before.  We need to remain positive, stay healthy and check up on our neighbors to be sure they’re doing well.   That said, I understand if some residents will worry about uncertainty or feel anxious.  You are not alone.     Please know our... Read More →

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Councilman Frutos: Holiday greetings

As this year comes to a conclusion, I would like to wish everyone happiness and good health in the new year. This year has been a bumpy year for many close friends, including my family who has been dealing with the reality of my mother who suffers from Alzheimer’s. Yet, during this holiday season I was reminded how blessed I am to live in a tight-knit community with neighbors and friends who have opened their doors to help one another and have invited others to their home or church for... Read More →

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Holiday greetings from Councilman Bob Frutos

  Neighbors and Friends, “I’m truly grateful, Happy Holidays” The holidays give us an opportunity to be thankful for what we have. I am truly grateful for all my blessings. Let us remember those who are less fortunate and reach out to help someone in need. I am honored to continue to serve you and I am thankful for the many residents and businesses who truly care about our community. I am also thankful for all our dedicated city employees and our police and fire departments for your... Read More →

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