News, entertainment, opinion, and whatever sparks interest in Burbank the Media City
Fronnie Lewis - Editor

Tag Archives | meetings

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 →

Tags: , , , ,

Photo: FLLewis/Media City G -- Spring Egg-Stravaganza at McCambridge Park 1515 North Glendoaks Boulevard Burbank April 19, 2014

Burbank Beat: Egg-Stravaganza, Burbank on Parade

Saturday, March 26 — Children all over B-town are gearing up for a rite of spring — the annual Spring Egg-Stravaganza. Hundreds if not thousands of kids and their camera-toting parents, relatives, and friends will converge on McCambridge Park 1515 North Glenoaks Boulevard for the festivities tomorrow. There will be games, prizes, photos with the Easter Bunny and a series of egg hunts. The event runs from 9 a.m. until noon. More details here. Monday, March 28 — Community meeting for The Premier on First” mixed use project at 103... Read More →

Tags: , , ,

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 →

Tags: , , ,

Photo: FLLewis/ Media City G -- A Burbank resident stepped to the mike to ask a question at a community meeting at Worshipwalk Church 3310 West Magnolia Blvd. Burbank February 17, 2016

City Buzz: Crime and quality of life worries in Burbank

Crime and quality of life worries in Burbank prompted a face-off between residents and some city officials last week at the Worshipwalk Church, 3310 West Magnolia Blvd. No, Burbank hasn’t dropped into a pit of total despair, but it has taken some hits lately and that has spiked the concerns of many residents. Burbank Mayor, Bob Frutos, admitted at the February 9 city council meeting he had received numerous phone calls and emails about crime, especially gang violence, being on the rise in the Media City. Several recent incidents fueled... Read More →

Tags: , , , , ,

Photo: FLLewis / Media City G -- Burbank City Council during final public comment segment of its meeting November 16, 2015

Updated: Burbank City Council closed session today

The Burbank City Council is set to meet in a special closed-door session this evening at City Hall. The main order of business — dealing with issues pertaining to the departure of City Manager, Mark Scott, and selecting his replacement. The meeting comes exactly two weeks after the infamous November 16 city council meeting, where Mayor, Bob Frutos, told the council  members and the public Scott threatened to resign if council members failed to pass the reclassification/promotion  of a public works employee. The item on the consent calendar... Read More →

Tags: , , ,

High-speed rail meeting in Burbank

The Southern California Regional office of the California High-Speed Rail Authority will holding community open house meetings during the first two weeks of December in the Palmdale to Burbank section. Last August, public meetings for this section were held in Burbank and other communities. Over 950 people attended and more than 1,050 comments were received, according to Rachel Kesting, information officer for the regional office of the authority. All comments reportedly will be included in the Authority’s Scoping Report currently under final review by the agency.

The meetings are being held to provide opportunity for the public to be involved and aware of the process to bring high-speed rail to Southern California. The next meeting in Burbank will be the second Monday in December at the Buena Vista Library. That meeting will focus on new information for the set of alternatives under consideration for the Palmdale to Burbank Project Section.

Alternatives alignments between Palmdale and Burbank are through two corridor areas:

· Corridor A – along the SR14 corridor – refinements will be presented

· Corridor B – along a Utility corridor through the San Gabriel Mountains

More information about the specific changes to these corridors will be available at the community open house meetings via maps, aerial animations, and from authority staffers on hand.








Photo: Greg Reyna/ Freelancer/Media City G — A big crowd packed the high-speed rail meeting at the Buena Vista Library in Burbank August 6, 2014

Tags: , , ,