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Photo courtesy Burbank City Employees Association website

Burbank Election News: Endorsements and robocalls

Golonski dumped, Gordon gets the endorsement In a dramatic switch, the Burbank City Employees Association has pulled its endorsement of incumbent Councilman/Mayor, Dave Golonski, for another term. Burbank City Employees Association represents more than 750 employees and is the largest of the city unions, according to its website. Apparently some recent comments by Golonski raving about the benefits of outsourcing city jobs and work did not go over very well with these city employees. On its endorsement slate, the BCEA dropped Golonski and replaced him with Councilman David... Read More →

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Photo: FLLewis/ Media City G -- Mayor Dave Golonski held onto grandson Grant while giving a speech at the Burbank Coordinating Council 80th anniversary bash in Burbank, March 4, 2013

Flashback to the BCC 80th anniversary bash

A big turnout for the 80th anniversary luncheon/celebration for the Burbank Coordinating Council on Monday, March 4, 2013. As a member, I joined many of the BCC faithful in attending this bash along with invited guests, volunteers from various non-profits, community leaders and activists. Also there, some of the Burbank city staff and officials, including Vice-Mayor Emily Gabel-Luddy. On hand as well, the three incumbent councilmen running for re-election in the April 9, General Election, Dr. David Gordon, Jess Talamantes, and Mayor Dave Golonski. Councilman/Mayor, Dave Golonski, worked the room... Read More →

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Photo: FLLewis/Media City G -- Group of volunteers involved in the various stages of the ballot processing and counting for the General Municipal Election in the basement of Burbank City Hall April 12, 2011. One of only two media photos of this process on election night.

Update on the Burbank election recount drama

What went down in the basement of Burbank City Hall on the night of  the Municipal General Election, Tuesday, April 12, 2011? Inquiring minds want to know. The recount request for the City Council race in that election has B-town buzzing and even folks in Sacramento talking, Oh, City Hall officials are  apparently worried about something and are trying to sink the recount at every turn. Here’s the latest on the election recount drama. The recount request was filed jointly by Burbank resident George Marciniw and the election watchdog group,  Protect California... Read More →

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Photo: FLLewis/Media City G -- Campaign signs for Bob Frutos and Emily Gabel-Luddy are in a run-off for a seat on the Burbank City Council. The General Election is April 12, 2011

Burbank campaign news: Emily Gabel-Luddy speaks out on endorsements and some issues

It’s not over for Burbank City Council candidates Bob Frutos and Emily Gabel-Luddy. They’re locked in a run-off for a seat on the city council. The voters will decide who gets that vacant seat next month on April 12, in the General Election. Last week, Frutos picked up a surprise endorsement from newly re-elected council member, Gary Bric. Yesterday, Gabel-Luddy sent me an e-mail announcing she had received the endorsement of “… Jackie Waltman and the Burbank firefighters.” Also on this blog, last  Friday, I posted comments from... Read More →

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