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

Update Burbank election ballots coming in at a fast pace

The mail-only ballots for the 2015 Burbank General Municipal Election are coming in at a fast pace. Last Tuesday, City Clerk, Zizette Mullins, reported receiving 7,100 ballots. Now, that number has jumped by more than a thousand.  “As of today we have received approximately 8400 ballots, at this point in the primary we received 7800 ballots and 7621 at the last general election, 2013,” according to Mullins. That’s a good sign. Still keep in mind, the City Clerk’s Office sent out around 61,000 ballot packets to Burbank voters.... Read More →

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Final count of the 2015 Burbank Primary Election

The official final count of the 2015 Burbank Primary Municipal Election was released last Friday by the City Clerk’s Office. There were 87 ballots sent to the Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder for signature verification. So now all the ballots have been verified and the election certified. The final number of ballots returned 10,190 or 16.6 percent of the 61,104 mailed to eligible voters. Bottom line, the results of last Tuesday night, February 24, held steady with two candidates winning seats outright on the school board, while... Read More →

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Photo: FLLewis / Media City G -- Drop-off center signs posted at the Joslyn Center 1301 West Olive Avenue Burbank February 24, 2015

Election Day in Burbank — Get those ballots in!

Primary Election Day in Burbank. In order for your vote to count, you must get your mail only ballot into City Hall or one of the designated drop-off centers by 7 p.m. this evening. I went over to the Joslyn Center on West Olive Avenue this morning to drop off my ballot. The election team at the Joslyn Center was cheerful and excited about the primary election. Before 11 a.m., almost 50 ballots had been dropped off at their center. They’re hoping for many more before tonight’s 7... Read More →

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Final tally for Burbank General Election

The Burbank City Clerk’s Office has released the final numbers for the momentous Burbank General Municipal Election last Tuesday. The numbers changed only slightly from the Election Night results, after a small number of provisional ballots were sent to the Los Angeles County Registrar/Recorder’s Office for verification. City Council (2 seats) David Gordon 5,430 votes Jess  Talamantes 5,290 votes Dave Golonski  4,571 votes David Nos 4,367 votes Burbank School Board (2 seats) Larry Applebaum  5,882 votes Charlene “Char” Tabet  4,967 votes Steve Ferguson  ... Read More →

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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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Photo: FLLewis/Media City G -- Burbank Municipal General Election ballot April 5, 2013

My ballot is in the mail, what about yours?

Earlier this week, I mailed off my ballot for the Burbank General Municipal Election at my local post office. Today is really the last day you should mail your ballot. You don’t want to miss the 7 p.m. Election Day deadline. Starting tomorrow, the best way to ensure that your ballot will get counted is to take it to one of the drop off centers or City Clerk’s Office in City Hall, 275 East Olive Avenue. City Clerk’s Office: This drop off center will be open tomorrow, Saturday 9 a.m.... 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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Photo: FLLewis/Media City G -- Burbank Public Information Officer, Drew Sugars, answered questions about the primary election ballot count process at the city council meeting, March 12, 2013

City Buzz: Spring Egg-Stravaganza gets a reprieve and the Burbank election revamp

Spring Egg-Stravaganza back on!   It’s not too often this Burbank City Council ignores the advice of a city department head — but it happened at last night’s council meeting during the discussion of the Spring Egg-Stravaganza. The event has been hotly debated since it got scrapped last year by the heartless staffers in the Park, Recreation and Community Services Department — allegedly due to a shortfall in funds and some dribble about too many out-of-towners, under the age of 10,  showing up to hobnob with... Read More →

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Photo: FLLewis/ Media City G -- Burbank City Council meeting March 5, 2013

Talk of the Town: Measure “S” victory and Burbank primary fallout

Victory for Measure “S” Supporters of Measure “S” in Burbank are celebrating victory. The numbers for Tuesday’s election are out and the improve Burbank schools measure won easily with 4, 053 “Yes” votes — which amounted to 61.45% of the tally. They needed 55% for approval. The $110 million bond will be funded by a property tax of $55 annually per $100,000 assessed value. I cast my ballot in the election at John Burroughs High School over in the 1900 block of Clark Avenue.  I voted... Read More →

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Election Day: The fate of Measure “S” to be decided

Measure “S” is on the ballot in Burbank today. The measure would give the Burbank Unified School District Board of Education the go-ahead to issue $110 million in bonds for school upgrades and improvements. Independent citizens oversight and annual audits are part of the provisions.  Measure “S” requires a 55% vote for passage.

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Photo: FLLewis/Media City G -- Bob Frutos took part in the city council candidates forum at city hall Burbank January 30, 2013

Statement from newly elected Burbank councilman Bob Frutos

The Bob Frutos for City Council campaign emailed me this statement, from the candidate, today. Here it is:   Dear Burbank Supporters, I am gratified and humbled beyond words at the outpouring of the support and confidence you have shown me in our primary election. I truly feel I am blessed, not only to live in a wonderful city like Burbank, but also to have the affection and backing of the residents I will serve with pride and dedication. Ours is a special city, a place we gratefully call home and raise our... Read More →

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Photo: FLLewis MediaCity G -- Sorting and verifying of ballots took place in a back room of the city clerk's office on Election Night Burbank February 26, 2013

City Buzz: Frutos wins big in primary, run-off surprises, and ballot count debacle

Burbank voters have spoken loud and clear. What did they demand? Change on the Burbank City Council, where an entrenched council majority, led by 20-year- incumbent, Dave Golonski, is now on shaky ground. The reason, the election of Bob Frutos, who was the only candidate to win a seat on the council in Tuesday’s Primary Nominating Election. A candidate must receive 50 percent plus one of the votes in order to win the election. The three incumbents, Mayor Dave Golonski, and Councilmen Jess Talamantes and David... Read More →

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Photo: Janet Strong, North Screenland Drive resident, at a city council meeting in Burbank March 8, 2011

A Strong View: Why you should vote

When was the last time you voted? I know many of you have no interest in voting and haven’t done so in years. Burbank has an election on Tuesday, February 26, 2013. We (the residents) have a chance to make a difference in the inner workings of our community by voting. The positions available are city clerk, city treasurer, three city council seats and two seats on the board of education. You say who cares? Let someone else do it. If, you are fine with Burbank as is, don’t bother to... Read More →

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Photo: FLLewis/Media City G -- Campaign sign for Burbank City Council Candidate Bob Frutos

City Buzz

The Burbank Primary Nominating Election is coming up fast. Only two weeks to that February 22 election and there’s a lot at stake for the city and its residents. Most of the attention is focused on the two seats available on the city council and the four candidates campaigning hard for them. On the ballot, City Councilman Gary Bric and three challengers: Emily Gabel-Luddy, Bob Frutos, and Jackie Waltman. Over on the popular Semichorus blog there’s been a lively discussion of the candidates, their qualifications, and who will bring real change to the city. Gabel-Luddy’s endorsements and... Read More →

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City Buzz

A new Burbank mayor, but will it mean real change? Photo: FLLewis/A Writer’s Groove — (L-R) Vice-Mayor Jess Talamantes, Councilmen David Gordon, Gary Bric, Dave Golonski, and in the center, Burbank Mayor Anja Reinke                Burbank has a new mayor and a new vice-mayor. Yesterday, the Burbank City Council selected Anja Reinke as mayor and Jess Talamantes as vice-mayor. I must say, Reinke smiled and bubbled at this city council meeting more than at any other I’ve seen her attend in the past year. However, the big story is... Read More →

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Burbank City Buzz

A run-off in the 43rd Assembly District race It’s Democrat Mike Gatto against the only Republican on the ballot, Sunder Ramani. I dropped by a couple of polling places in Burbank on Tuesday evening and was told by the poll workers that the turnout was way better than expected.  A small sampling, but it turned out to be right on the mark. The Los Angeles County Registrar Recorder County Clerk’s office posted the following election results on its website. April 13, 2010   43rd Assembly Special Election Mike Gatto ... Read More →

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