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Photo: FLLewis / Media City G -- (l-r) Burbank City Council candidates Juan Guillen, Will Rogers, Emily Gabel-Luddy, and Chris Rizzotti gathered for photos after the forum at the Buena Vista Library March 25, 2015

City council candidates shine at Burbank forum

A strong showing by all four of the Burbank City Council candidates at a forum held last Wednesday, March 25, at the Buena Vista Library in Burbank. Juan Guillen, Will Rogers, Emily Gabel-Luddy, and Chris Rizzotti are campaigning hard in a runoff for two seats on the Burbank City Council. The forum was sponsored by the Burbank Chamber of Commerce. The moderator, Gary Olson, is president of the organization. Olson asked a good series of questions about issues and controversies from the Bob Hope Airport opportunity site to the Talaria project to... Read More →

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Photo: FLLewis/Media City G -- Buena Vista Library 300 North Buena Vista Street in Burbank

Burbank City Council candidates’ forum tomorrow night

The four city council candidates in the April 14, 2015 Burbank General Municipal will face-off at a forum tomorrow night. The candidates will appear on a panel at the Buena Vista Library 300 North Buena Vista Street in Burbank at 7:30 p.m. The contenders are incumbent Emily Gabel-Luddy, Will Rogers, Juan Guillen, and Chris Rizzotti. They are vying for two open seats on the city council. The forum is sponsored by the Burbank Chamber of Commerce. Chamber President, Gary Olson, will moderate the forum.  Besides opening and... Read More →

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Photo: FLLewis / Media City G -- Burbank City Clerk Zizette Mullins on Election Night February 24, 2015

Election News: Ballots go in mail and new meet & greet

Ballots for the Burbank General Municipal Election are scheduled to go into the mail today. About 61, 000 ballot packets are being sent out to registered voters in the Media City. Again, the election is mail in ballot only. You have to return the ballot envelope in the mail or drop it off at one of the designated drop-off centers. There will not be voting at the polls for this election. During the ballot processing for last month’s primary, there was a problem with some voter signatures. City... Read More →

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Election News: Forum, ballot order, and endorsements

A Burbank City Council candidates’ forum is coming up on Wednesday, March 25. Voters will get a chance to hear the four candidates, competing for two seats, discuss the issues and problems facing the city. The candidates who made it out of the primary and are now in a runoff incumbent Emily Gabel-Luddy, Will Rogers, Juan Guillen, and Chris Rizzotti. The forum is sponsored by the Burbank Chamber of Commerce and will be held at the Buena Vista Library. Start time 7:30 p.m. Ballot Order... Read More →

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Photo: Grey Reyna / Freelancer / Media City G -- (l-r) 2015 Burbank School Board candidates S. Ferguson, A.Aghakhanian, R.Reynolds,J.Tangkhpanya, G.Sousa, and V.Hovanessian seated at a table during a candidates' forum inside Woody's Cafeteria at Woodbury University in Burbank February 4, 2015

Burbank School board candidates’ forum at Woodbury University

The six candidates running for three open seats on the Burbank School Board were in the spotlight at a Woodbury University forum earlier this month. At the February 4 political event, the candidates mingled and chatted with each other as well as with members of the audience before and after the forum. The audience was not as large as for the previous Burbank City Council candidates’ forum. The candidates took every opportunity to work the room and meet as many potential voters as possible. The forum was a... Read More →

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Burbank school board candidates at Woodbury U. forum tonight

  The six candidates vying for three seats on the Burbank Board of Education will be front and center this evening at a forum on the Woodbury University campus in Burbank. That forum begins at 7 p.m. in the Woody Cafeteria.  The candidates are Steve Ferguson, Dr. Armond Aghakhanian, Roberta Reynolds, Jesse “Tangk” Tangkhpanya, Greg Sousa, and Vahe Hovanessian. Last month, on January 20, the candidates were quizzed at the League of Women Voters of Glendale/Burbank forum held at Burbank City Hall.  Some of the ideas and... Read More →

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Photo: FLLewis / Media City G -- Audience in Woody's Cafeteria for city council candidates forum at Woodbury University in Burbank January 28, 2015

Burbank City Council candidates draw a crowd to Woodbury University forum

It was practically a full house at the city council candidates’ forum in Woody’s Cafeteria at Woodbury University last Wednesday, January 28. Much of the candidates’ opening statements and views expressed were repeats or pretty close to what they said during the recent League of Women Voters of Glendale/Burbank forum.  However, there were some moments that set this forum apart from the previous one. At various times during the forum, candidates David Nos and Chris Rizzotti chose to stand or walk in front of the audience to make their... Read More →

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Photo: Grey Reyna / Freelancer / Media City G -- City council contenders, David Nos and Elise Stearns-Niesen chatted at a forum event held on the Woodbury University campus in Burbank January 28, 2015

Photo Gallery: Burbank City Council candidates’ forum at Woodbury University

Burbank residents were able to watch the 2015 city council candidates express their views at a forum last Wednesday, January 28. It was held in Woody’s Cafeteria on the Woodbury University campus and began around 7 p.m. When not on the panel, the candidates mingled, chatted with supporters, potential voters, and each other. See photos here. The forum was sponsored by Leadership Burbank, Burbank Chamber of Commerce, and The Burbank Leader. More on this forum coming.

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Photo: FLLewis / Media city G -- School board candidates wait for forum to begin in city council chambers at Burbank City Hall January 20, 2015

2015 Burbank candidates’ forums are on YouTube

The 2015 Burbank candidates’ forums are now up on YouTube. Also, you can watch it here in this post or, for the next several weeks, in the recommended videos on Media City Groove. The forums for city council and school board candidates were hosted last Tuesday night in the city council chambers of Burbank City Hall by the League of Women Voters of Glendale/Burbank. There are 7 candidates vying for two seats on the Burbank City Council. There are three open seats on the Burbank... Read More →

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Photo: FLLewis / Media City G -- Contenders waiting for the start of the city council candidates' forum at Burbank City Hall January 20, 2015

Photo Gallery: Candidates’ forums at Burbank City Hall

The candidates for city council and school board participated in two forums last Tuesday, January 20, in the city council chambers at Burbank City Hall. The forums were hosted by the League of Women Voters of Glendale and Burbank and provided a good opportunity for the candidates to be seen and heard. Here are some Media City Groove photos. More on the forums coming.

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Reminder: Candidates’ forums in Burbank tonight

The 2015 candidates’ forums get underway in the Burbank City Council chambers tonight. The forums are sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Glendale/Burbank. The forums will be carried live on the Burbank Channel and taped for replay later. Details here The city council candidates’ forum kicks off the evening at 7 p.m. Two seats on the council will appear on the February 24, 2015 Burbank Primary ballot. The candidates are Incumbent Emily Gabel-Luddy, Juan GuillenDavid Nos, Read More →

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Election Buzz: Latest on candidates’ forums, meet and greets, and endorsements

Good news for voters and folks who want to be in the know. You can now watch the upcoming Burbank candidates forums live from the comfort of your own living room or wherever you do your TV watching. The forums for city council and school board candidates are sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Glendale/ Burbank. Earlier, league president, Thomas Carson, told the public, in a letter to the Leader and Media City Groove, the forums would be taped and broadcast... Read More →

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Updated: Election News: Burbank candidates forums and candidates announce endorsements

Got a question you want to ask one of the candidates running for office in the upcoming Burbank elections? The League of Women Voters of Glendale/Burbank is looking for questions from Burbankers to use for their candidates forums next Tuesday, January 20. League of Women Voters of Glendale/Burbank President, Thomas Carson, says the forums “…  will provide the residents of Burbank the opportunity to see the candidates and hear the candidates’ opinions on important community issues.” There will be two forums held in the council chambers... Read More →

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Photo: FLewis/Media City G -- Councilman/Mayor Dave Golonski at Burbank Association of Realtors forum at the Burbank Central Library March 21, 2013

Burbank City Council candidates show true colors at forum

There’s a lot of talk around B-town about the city council candidates’ forum, at the Burbank Central Library over on Glenoaks Boulevard, last Thursday. Less than 50 people were in the audience to see some highs and lows of the campaign for the remaining two seats on the Burbank City Council. The candidates: newcomer David Nos, and incumbents, Dr. David Gordon, Jess Talamantes, and Mayor Dave Golonski were in top form. Too bad this event, hosted by the Burbank Association of Realtors was not televised. That would have been a... Read More →

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Photo: FLLewis/Media City G -- Mayor Dave Golonski at the city council meeting in Burbank March 19, 2013

Burbank Election News: Candidates forums, election ballots, and Golonski mailer

The Burbank General Municipal Election is Tuesday, April 9, less than three weeks away. The Burbank Association of Realtors is offering a free opportunity to hear the candidates discuss the issues and concerns of the residents in the Media City at two forums. There are two seats up for election on the Burbank Unified School District Board. The candidates are: Larry Applebaum, Steve Ferguson, Charlene “Char” Tabet, and David Dobson. The contenders are scheduled to speak at the Burbank Board of... Read More →

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Burbank Election News: Hear the candidates discuss the issues

The February 26 Burbank Primary Nominating Election is fast approaching and the mail in ballots will soon be in the mail. Who are candidates and where do they stand on the issues and problems affecting the Media City, its neighborhoods, and residents? Tomorrow night, the League of Women Voters in Glendale/Burbank will be hosting candidate forums for the offices of Burbank City Clerk, Burbank City Council, and Burbank Unified School District Board of Education. You can send questions to... Read More →

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