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Photo: FLLewis / Media City G -- Ron Davis selected as permanent city manager. Announcement made at Burbank City Council meeting June 14, 2016

Ron Davis selected permanent Burbank city manager

Ron Davis selected permanent city manager. Burbank  Mayor, Jess Talamantes, made the announcement about the elevation of Davis at last night’s council meeting. Talamantes says the action was taken earlier in the day during a closed session: “The city council unanimously selected Mr. Davis to be our permanent city manager. The council will consider an employment agreement for Mr. Davis during next Tuesday’s council meeting.” The council gave the new city manager a round of applause. Many in the audience joined in. During his tenure as  general manager of Burbank... Read More →

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Photo: FLLewis / Media City G -- Interim City Manager Ron Davis at Burbank City Council meeting February 23, 2016

Public input needed in search for new city manager

Burbank is looking for a new city manager. Burbank Water and Power head honcho, Ron Davis, is holding down the position for the interim. Davis has expressed interest in the job permanently, according to a report in the Burbank Leader last month. It should not be a done deal. At least outwardly, city officials are going through the motions of mounting a serious search for a city manager and are asking for public input. Citizens concerned about the quality of life in Burbank should not ignore their request. Davis... Read More →

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Ron Davis City Manager -- photo courtesy City of Burbank

BWP’s Ron Davis new interim Burbank City Manager

Burbank Water and Power General Manager, Ron Davis, will soon be on top as the city employee with the biggest salary and the most power.  One-foot-out-the-door City Manager, Mark Scott, the previous holder of both titles, officially moves on to San Bernardino in early February.  Yesterday a city news release announced the selection of Davis as the new interim city manager. “Ron Davis has a proven track record of success here in Burbank,” said Burbank Mayor Bob Frutos in the release. “Council was unanimous in our decision to select... Read More →

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Photo: FLLewis/Media City G -- Burbank City Council meeting June 10, 2014 (l-r) Emily Gabel-Luddy, Vice-Mayor Bob Frutos, Mayor Dr. David Gordon, Jess Talamantes and Gary Bric

City Buzz: Burbank City Council moves to clean-up “police mess”

The Burbank City Council took a dramatic and pivotal step  this week toward cleaning up the infamous “police mess.” On Tuesday during the city council meeting, City Attorney, Amy Albano, reported out on discussions and actions taken during closed session. During the behind-closed-doors meeting before the city council meeting, Albano says the council members reviewed the latest development in the “William Taylor vs the City of Burbank” wrongful termination case. A 25 year veteran of the force and ex-deputy police chief, William “Bill” Taylor was well-respected and  considered to be... Read More →

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Photo: Mark Scott courtesy City of Fresno website

A new Burbank city manager selected

Burbank has a new city manager. It happened tonight during a closed door session of the Burbank City Council. Council members selected Mark Scott, presently the city manager up in Fresno. Scott reportedly has held that position since April of 2010. The announcement came in a news release from City Hall a short while ago. The release touted Scott’s resume: “Mr. Scott has extensive city management experience including 20 years with the City of Beverly Hills, 14 of which were as City Manager. He has also served as City Manager... Read More →

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Photo: FLLewis/Media City G -- A public forum to seek input on the search for a permanent city manager at the Community Services Building 150 North Third Street Burbank February 19, 2013

Community input sought in search for new Burbank city manager

On her first day as the consultant hired to search for a permanent city manager for Burbank,  Bobbi Peckham got right down to business. Last Tuesday, February 19, Peckham conducted two public forums to gather input on what are the “qualities and experience” most needed for a candidate to be able to successfully handle the duties of a city manager in Burbank — a small city with “complex issues” and diverse community. Later, Peckham gave a report to the city council on the feedback collected at the forums. In a... Read More →

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Photo courtesy city of Santa Clarita website -- City Manager Ken Pulskamp

Burbank fills city manager position with two candidates

In a surprise move, the Burbank City Council went outside City Hall for the selection of an interim city manager. Ken Pulskamp, the city manager of Santa Clarita, has agreed to take on that position. Pulskamp announced his retirement in August and his last day there will be November 30. Pulskamp has more than 30 years in city government. Pulskamp will go to work as the interium city manager in B-town on December 3. Again, passing over City Hall insiders, Burbank... Read More →

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