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myBurbank to Break Down Measures P and QS This Week

myBurbank will be breaking down both Measure QS, the school parcel tax and Measure P, the City’s request to raise the sales tax (0.75%).

Both propositions are complicated and involve many elements that we feel the public should know about when making their decision on election day.

We have asked Greg Simay to analyze and break down both propositions for you and hopefully you will take the time to read both of these before making a decision. Both propositions have their positives and well as their negatives. Hopefully we will be able to highlight everything for you in a very understanding way.

Both the Burbank Unified School District and City of Burbank have been very helpful in giving us all of the details we wanted and have answered all of our questions truthfully.

We will post our Measure P analysis on Wednesday and the Measure QS analysis on Thursday.

We will also come out with myBurbank’s recommendations on both propositions on Friday.

It’s on to the Next Election, Burbank

Editors Note: It was reported that Steve Frinter was running as a council candidate. He is in fact going to run for school board. The article has been corrected.


As fast as you can say President Trump, it will be time to elect new officials in the City of Burbank with the All Mail Ballot Election for the Burbank Primary Election to be held on February 28, 2017

Up for grabs will be three Council Member Seats, one City Clerk Seat, one City Treasurer Seat and two Board of Education Seats

(Photo by © Ross A. Benson)

Councilman Bob Frutos picks up his papers from City Clerk Zizette Mullins as he decides to run for re-election (Photo by © Ross A. Benson)

Currently, council members Bob Frutos, David Gordon and Mayor Jess Talamantes seats are going to be open. Nomination papers have all ready been taken out by all three of the incumbents seeking to return to the council.   Richard Carr, also took out papers to run for a Council seat.

City Treasurer Debbie Kukta and City Clerk Zizette Mullins have also decided to run for re-election and have taken out papers.  As of Tuesday evening, no one else has taken out papers for any of the offices.

city-clerks-office-frutosaa10-2In the Burbank Board of Education, both member Charlene Tabet and President Larry Applebaum are up for re-election and both have taken out papers to run again. Newcomer Steve Frinter has also taken out nomination papers from the City Clerk’s office for an open school board seat.

Prospective candidates will have until December 2 to file their papers at the City Clerk’s office for the Primary Election which will be held February 28, 2017.

Any candidate who receives 50% plue one vote in the primary will be elected and the remaining seats candidates will face off in the General Election on April 11, 2017 in another All Mail Ballot Election.

(Photo by © Ross A. Benson)

Although the City Clerk, Zizette Mullins has to go through a staff member like any other candidate when pulling out her papers for re-election to the City Clerk’s office. (Photo by © Ross A. Benson)

Final Results Are Tabulated For Burbank’s 2011 General Election

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).