Mayor Bob Frutos originally joined the Burbank City Council in May of 2013 under the campaign of neighborhood empowerment, community engagement, and a fresh perspective on the current ongoing problem with our city. Now serving his second term as Mayor during his time on Council, Mayor Frutos still holds true to those values he started with.
The Burbank City Council meeting was held virtually on Tuesday, April 13, 2021 where a presentation was made regarding enactment of a local minimum wage and/or Hero Pay. The staff recommendation presented was to direct staff on whether or not to pursue increasing the minimum wage in Burbank and for Council to provide specifics. The second recommendation would be to direct staff on whether or not to bring back a Hero Pay ordinance and for Council to provide certain specifics.
This past Tuesday, December 8th, was the last city council meeting for longtime member, Emily Gabel-Luddy, who took seat on the Burbank City Council in May of 2011 and has used her time to help build and transform Burbank for a better future. She built her campaign on being practical with practical solutions and ran for office to have a positive impact on Burbank’s citywide growth. “I made a commitment when first elected to earn the trust of those who did not support me. I hope I met that,” says Gabel-Luddy, “We cannot always solve the problem but we must listen as we represent all in the community.”
The Burbank City Council met virtually on Tuesday, January 5th, 2021 for the first council meeting of the new year.
The Burbank City Council met virtually on Tuesday, January 12th, 2021 and opened the meeting with the adjournment of retired City of Burbank Fire Engineer, Alan Moore. Moore passed away in October of 2020 after a two year battle with cancer. Moore was a Burbank High School graduate of 1968 who then served the US Army in the Vietnam War before joining the Burbank Fire Department in 1981.
The Burbank City Council held a virtual joint meeting with the Police Commission on Tuesday, February 9th, 2021. The meeting pushed past midnight putting the council members in overtime, and the majority of the meeting was spent in discussion of the recommendations to council from the Police Commission as well as callers in the public comment portion of the joint meeting.
The Burbank City Council opened up their virtual City Council meeting on March 16, 2021 with the adjournment of Pete Roses who passed away in January of 2021. Roses coached football and basketball at numerous schools, worked as a one-on-one aid in Burbank middle schools, high school, and the Burbank Adult School, and was also a campus security guard for Burbank High School.
The Burbank City Council held a meeting virtually on Tuesday, February 23, 2021 and started the meeting with the adjournment of Tom LaBonge who passed away on January 7, 2021. LaBonge served the City of Los Angeles for 40 years and was an LA City Councilmember for the 4th District from 2001 to 2015.
The Burbank City Council met virtually on Tuesday, March 30, 2021 and began the meeting with the adjournment of retired Burbank Fire Engineer, Arthur “Art” Popkin, who worked for the department from 1964 to 1989.
Schultz Named to Southern California Association of Governments’ Community, Economic and Human Development Committee
The role of the CEHD Committee is to study problems, programs and other matters, which pertain to the regional issues of community, economic and human development and growth
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