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Photo: FLLewis / Media City G -- Jess Talamantes selected as mayor during Burbank City Council reorganization meeting (L-R) Emily Gabel-Luddy, Vice Mayor Will Rogers, Mayor Talamantes, Dr. David Gordon, and Bob Frutos City Hall May 2, 2016

Tears and tension at Burbank City Council reorganization mtg

The Burbank City Council conducted its annual reorganization meeting last Monday, May 2,  at City Hall. The meeting was pretty routine, except for a few moments that stood out; such as the emotional walk down memory lane for outgoing Mayor Bob Frutos and a tense drama during the selection of vice mayor, which had many on the edge of their seats. At the beginning of the meeting, the focus was on Mayor Frutos. It’s no secret Frutos has had a love affair with the mayoral position. In his farewell speech... Read More →

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Photo: FLLewis / Media City G -- Dr. David Gordon steps aside to switch chairs with newly elected mayor Bob Frutos at city council reorganization meeting May 1, 2015

Photo Gallery: Burbank gets a new mayor

As expected Burbank vice-mayor, Bob Frutos, got the votes from his colleagues to move into the mayor’s position. The vote was unanimous. Frutos, a veteran of the Los Angeles Police Department, was elected to city council in 2013 and will be serving as mayor for one year. Frutos takes over the job from Dr. David Gordon who will continue to service out his term as a council member. It happened this morning at the annual city council reorganization meeting at City Hall. There was standing room only in the city... Read More →

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Guest Blogger Jackie Waltman: Burbank mayor position. Is it time for a change?

It may be time to seriously talk about the position of Burbank City Mayor.  For years the position of Burbank mayor has been largely ceremonial. The position has been conferred on a rotational basis to council members by their colleagues.  This practice sometimes works and sometimes doesn’t. First off, I would like to say that any citizen who is willing to step up to help guide the City should be applauded.  The city council plays a pivotal role in managing the quality of life in Burbank by ensuring that the... Read More →

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Photo: FLLewis/Media City G -- Eric Garcetti for mayor sign on South Griffith Park Drive near West Verdugo Avenue in Burbank March 2013

Eric Garcetti for mayor sign in Burbank

Eric Garcetti is caught up in a tight run-off with Wendy Greuel for mayor of Los Angeles. That’s why it was a little odd to see an “Eric Garcetti for mayor”  sign sticking in the lawn of a resident on South Griffith Park near West Verdugo Avenue here in Burbank a few days ago. No, Media City residents cannot vote in that mayoral election. If we could, Wendy would get my vote. Still, the Garcetti sign is food for thought. A lot of controversy and tension, as well as debate... Read More →

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Burbank Election News: Major endorsement for Ferguson, Frutos campaign video and more

Burbank School Board candidate, Steve Ferguson, has picked up a major endorsement. His campaign sent out a news release today announcing the endorsement of the Burbank Teachers Association. In the release, BTA President ,Lori Adams, is quoted as saying: “Steve has been very involved in many areas of city government in Burbank and will bring new ideas and energy to the board.  Steve will listen to all members of the community and ultimately will do what is right for... Read More →

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