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Photo: FLLewis / Media City G -- City Hall 275 East Olive Avenue Burbank June 24, 2017

City Buzz: Changes at Burbank City Hall and around town

Some changes and developments in the Media City as we head into the last week of June 2017. Burbank City Hall — After five years as Burbank’s Public Information Officer, Drew Sugars, is moving on. Sugars’ departure was officially announced late last Friday in a news release from City Hall. The veteran broadcast journalist will become the Director of Communications and Community Relations for Glendale Community College. In the release, Sugars said: “… I’m sad to leave so many colleagues and friends in this fantastic City, but I’m excited... Read More →

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Mayor’s Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony in Burbank

A Burbank tradition continues. The Mayor’s Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony will take place on the front steps of Burbank City Hall. The public is invited to join Mayor Dr. David Gordon, local officials, and special guests from Disney. There will be entertainment, a chance to visit with Santa, write a holiday letter to our U.S. troops, and see a performance by the Los Angeles Ice Theater at  “The Rink” behind City Hall.

The sponsors include Disney, Burbank Parks and Recreation Department, City of Burbank,  and Schafer Electric Inc.





Photo: FLLewis/Media City  G — A group of visitors to the Mayor’s Annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony took a photo with Santa and Mrs. Claus after the festivities Burbank December 7, 2013

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Photo: FLLewis/Media City G-- Burbank City Clerk Zizette Mullins at city hall on Election Night April 9, 2013

City Buzz: Voters have spoken, change comes to Burbank

2013 election results 2013 will be remembered as the year Burbank residents got fed up with the status quo, opened up those mail-in ballot packets from the City Clerk’s Office, and voted by the thousands for change in the Media City. Historic. Decisive. Profound. The meaning of the voters’ decision in both the primary and general elections will be felt throughout B-town for a long, long time. In case anyone thought the election of newcomer Bob Frutos in last February’s primary, with more than 50% of the vote, over three... 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 be asked at the forums... Read More →

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Photo: FLLewis/Media City G -- Councilman/Mayor Dave Golonski at city council meeting in Burbank September 18, 2012

City Buzz: Turmoil at Burbank City Hall

  I don’t know a delicate way to put this so I’ll just bottom line it and ask, “… what the blank is going on at Burbank City Hall?” Lately,  a lot of the decisions and actions by city officials have been very confusing or down right weird. Let’s start with City Manager Mike Flad. On his way out the door, Flad slammed the brakes on what appeared to be a hasty decision to search for a permanent police chief. Flad is making the dash to South Gate to fill... Read More →

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Photo: FLLewis/Media City G -- City Manager Mike Flad at Burbank City Council meeting September 18, 2012

Search for permanent Burbank police chief suspended

Outgoing Burbank City Manager Mike Flad has put the brakes on the search for a permanent police chief. A news release about the decision was sent out late this afternoon from Public Information Officer Drew Sugars. A lot of changes at City Hall lately and many of them strange and confusing, however, this move makes plenty of sense. Here’s the news release: City Suspends Search for Permanent Police Chief Recruitment process on hold pending the hiring of a new city manager BURBANK, Calif. (September 27, 2012) – Burbank City Manager... Read More →

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Photo: FLLewis/Media City G -- City Manager Mike Flad at a city council meeting at Burbank City Hall March 15, 2011

Burbank city manager in line for a position in South Gate

More surprises from Burbank City Hall today. City Manager, Mike Flad, is one step out the door. This is no rumor  — it ‘s the official word. Late this afternoon a news release came out announcing Flad has “tentatively accepted the position” as city manager of South Gate. You gotta  wonder about Flad’s move coming at a time when he’s handling the all-important recruitment and hiring of a permanent Burbank Police Chief. Here’s the official release from Public Information Officer, Drew Sugars.   Burbank City Manager Accepts Position with City... Read More →

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Photo courtesy Burbank PIO -- Newly appointed City Clerk Zizette Mullins and and City Treasurer Debbie Kukta were sworn in at the Brbank City Council meeting July 24, 2012

Taking the oath of office

Burbank’s new city clerk and city treasurer are on the job after being sworn into office during last Tuesday’s city council meeting by Deputy City Clerk Susan Domen. City Clerk Zizette Mullins and City Treasurer Debbie Kukta were appointed by the city council during a special meeting last month. Mullins and Kukta will “… serve the final ten months of their position’s four year term,” according to a press release from the city. The highly unusual double appointments were necessary after City Clerk Margarita Campos and City Treasurer Donna Anderson suddenly... Read More →

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Photo: FLLewis/Media City G -- Burbank Police Officer Cindy Guillen-Gomez at Fire Service Day/National Police Week celebration in Burbank May 12, 2012

Updated-City Buzz

Lawsuit trial of Burbank police officer in hands of the jury A Downtown Los Angeles jury is expected to continue deliberating today in the lawsuit trial of Burbank Police Officer Cindy Guillen-Gomez. This is the third trial in the past few months  involving allegations of discrimination, harassment, and retaliation in the BPD brought by a current or former member of the force. Guillen-Gomez’s trial got underway last week. Judge Joanne O’Donnell trimmed the allegations in the suit, originally filed back in May of 2009, to pregnancy discrimination and retaliation,... Read More →

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Photo: FLLewis/Media City G -- City Clerk Margarita Campos spoke to reporters at City Hall about the election results April 12, 2011

Burbank General Election winners: Measure U by a wide margin and Gabel-Luddy by less than 100 votes

Burbank’s General Election 2011 is history, but it will be talked about for some time. I joined a small group of election watchers in the lobby of City Hall last night, to wait for the returns to come in. It was a long wait! The deadline for turning in those controversial mail-in ballots was 7 p.m. Despite this early deadline the first return numbers were not posted until after 9 p.m.  Measure U sailed to an easy victory with 5, 264 Yes votes against 2, 555 No votes. A City Hall... Read More →

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