Burbank Mayor Jess Talamantes was joined with Mickey & Minnie Mouse, Santa & Mrs Claus along with Emcee Galen Gering from Days of Our Lives, and hundreds in lighting Burbank’s Official Tree. They then proceeded to San Fernando Blvd for plenty of activities.
It was the ‘Party of the Century’. It was the 100th anniversary of the City of Burbank Incorporation into a city and two years of planning went into the event. Robert Vincent takes you to the festivities that ended with a spectacular fireworks show to end the night. Tens of thousands citizens attended the event on July 8, 2011
Burbank City Clerk, Margarita Campos, announced that final results are in for Burbank’s General Election held Tuesday, April 12, 2011. Of the 56,239 eligible voters, 8,866 ballots were cast (8,106 ballots were cast in the 2011 Primary), representing a 15.7 percent return rate. With all ballots verified and counted, the results remain consistent with those announced last Tuesday evening, although these numbers now include ballots that were pending verification by the Los Angeles County Registrar/Recorder’s Office.
There were two candidates who qualified for the ballot for the City Council seat (in ballot order): Robert “Bob” Frutos (4,316 votes), and Emily Gabel Luddy (4,411 votes). Emily Gabel Luddy received a majority of the votes cast and therefore is duly elected to office for a full term of four years, ending April 30, 2015.
There was one Measure on the ballot: Measure U – Modernize Utility Users Tax Ordinance, which received the following vote: Yes (5,720 votes), No (2,562 votes).
Applications are being accepted through Friday, April 29, 2011 by the Burbank City Council for vacancies on Boards, Commissions and Committees. Anyone interested in applying for a vacancy can obtain an application form on the City’s Web Site, www.BurbankUSA.com or pick up an application in the City Clerk’s Office at City Hall, 275 East Olive Avenue. Some Boards, Commissions, and Committees have certain restrictions on composition of the group.
The deadline for submitting an application to the City Clerk’s Office is Friday, April 29, 2011 at 5:00p.m. The appointments are scheduled to be made at the May 17, 2011 City Council Meeting. All City Board, Commission, and Committee members serve without compensation from the City (BMC Section 2-1-405). With the exception of the Sustainable Burbank Task Force, all applicants must be electors of and actually reside in the City. No person shall serve on more than one Board, Commission or Committee at the same time..
Burbank Police and Fire units responded to this accident around 2:00 pm Thursday when a car stuck a light standard, uprooting it, on Buena Vista, north of Burbank Blvd. The accident caused only minor injuries to the driver but caused havoc with traffic in the area when the car knocked the light pole down, which in turn broke a water line in the ground. All City Departments went into action, the Power Dept. for the downed pole, the Water Dept. for the broken water line, Public Works to assist with traffic on the sharp corner, the Police Dept. for a report, and the Fire Dept. to handle the injured driver.
This year’s parade promises to be the one of the best ways to celebrate Burbank’s momentous 100th Birthday! It’s not too late to be an Entry, Sponsor or Volunteer. Some of this year’s entries include the Wells Fargo Stage Coach, Burbank Little League, New Orleans Jazz Band, Burroughs Cheer and Ballet Folklorico. Celebrities include Ryan Merriman from the hit ABC Family Channel drama “Pretty Little Liars” and Phil Everly of the singing duo, The Everly Brothers.
Sponsorships for the “100th Birthday Bash” are still available! BOP is featuring one-of-a-kind opportunities such as a 2’x4’ birthday candle inscribed with your name and if you wish, carry it in the parade! Current sponsors include Copy Central, Bob Hope Airport, The Road Kings, Handy Market, Cusamano Real Estate Group, The Burbank Times and BurbankNBeyond to a name a few.
Entries forms and Sponsorship applications can be found at www.burbankonparade.com. Burbank on Parade is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization run entirely by volunteers. Burbank on Parade’s annual event would not be possible without the support of the City of Burbank, businesses in Burbank and Burbank residents. For more information, contact the BOP Hotline at (818) 736-7972.