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Media City Credit Union Offers Relief to Members and New Members During Pandemic

At a time when members are strapped for cash and stressed about the future, Media City Credit Union is offering some relief in the form of auto loans to help its members and non-members. This not-for-profit, financial cooperative who returns its earnings back to its Member-Owners, is actively promoting relief from payments and interest rates through two programs:


  • Members only: Refi your ride – and no payments for 90 days*.


Refinance your current auto loan for a new, low rate and you won’t need to make payments until 2021.

  •     Payments do not begin until January 2021
  •     Members will need to have direct deposit or a minimum of $1000 in monthly deposits for the last 90 days to their Media City CU account
  •     Offer expires October 31, 2020

 Apply online here to explore your new, low rate. 

 *Qualifications based on an assessment of individual creditworthiness and our underwriting standards. Certain restrictions apply. Media City Credit Union is an equal opportunity lender.

 Not a member, not a problem. Join Media City Credit Union and get a new vehicle loan rate as low as 1.95% APR** and no payments for 90 days.


**APR=Annual Percentage Rate. Qualifications based on an assessment of individual creditworthiness and our underwriting standards. Certain restrictions apply. Media City Credit Union is an equal opportunity lender. Now through October 31, 2020.

Contact us today to become a member: (818) 238-2950  |  memberservices@mediacitycu.org

 If you’ve never been a member at a credit union, or even if you have, now is a great time to get an auto loan while becoming a member. And don’t just take our word for it. “Getting a car loan through a credit union can come with a variety of benefits depending on the individual credit union’s practices. As a member, you may find lower interest rates, smaller loan minimums, and maybe even a lender more willing to work with you even if your credit has taken some hits.” writes Jennifer Brozic, a freelance financial services writer for Credit Karma.

Burbank Unified Superintendent Encourages Advocacy For Increased State Funding

Burbank Unified Superintendent Matt Hill emailed an update on the District’s budget situation and the reopening of school later this year to parents, students and staff on Thursday, May 28. BUSD faces $13 million in cuts for 2020-21 school year after receiving the initial State budget from the Governor earlier in May.

Hill encouraged parents, students and staff to continue advocating for increased State and Federal financial support by contacting government representatives. The State legislature is currently working on the budget for the coming fiscal year which begins July 1. Many people are also asking Federal representatives to include funding for public schools in future pandemic stimulus packages.

Hill also gave an update on the Board of Education’s upcoming meetings, noting that the Board has delayed adopting a budget until June 25.

The first day of the 2020-21 school year is slated for Monday, August 17. Discussions are ongoing as to how BUSD can reopen and adhere to Los Angeles County Office of Education guidelines. BUSD is also conducting a survey on student and parent experience with Spring semester 2020.

Here’s the email sent by Superintendent Matt Hill:

“Dear Families, Students, and Employees:

Budget – Keep up the advocacy!

Your advocacy is working! The Senate is working on a budget proposal that would prevent some reductions to education and the Assembly is also working on a proposal. The legislature has until June 15th to submit a budget to the Governor. Click here to email your legislators. Tell them your personal stories and give them solutions that they can implement instead of cuts. For example they can use the State reserves, Rainy Day fund, cash deferrals, and/or delay or reduce school district payments to CalSTRS and CalPERS. We will continue to discuss the budget situation during a series of Board meetings. We have also pushed the Budget Adoption to June 25th so that we have more time to advocate to prevent these cuts. You can watch the Board meetings by clicking here

  • Thursday, June 4, at 7pm – Regular Board meeting, Budget Update
  • Wednesday, June 10, at 7pm – Study Session regarding the Budget
  • Thursday, June 18, at 7pm – Regular Board Meeting, Budget Update
  • Thursday, June 25, at 7pm Special Board Meeting – Budget Adoption

Reopening of School 2020-21

You should have received a survey from Robyn Anders this week to collect your feedback about your experience this spring. You can also access the survey by clicking here. This is a high-level survey; we will continue to solicit more detailed feedback over the next several weeks. The Reopening Committee will kick-off next week and will begin by reviewing the Los Angeles County Office of Education Reopening Framework and will begin to use the framework to develop a BUSD specific plan. Next week, we will launch a website that will house all of this information and will allow you to continue to provide feedback.

By continuing to work together, we will build a stronger BUSD.

Take care,

Matt Hill, Ed.D.