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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 24, 1999
A letter from the city of Burbank indicating that plans for a new Burbank Airport terminal meets city conditions was criticized Friday by the airport's top official, who said it fell short of a solid guarantee. Joyce Streator, president of the Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority, said Friday that she needs a stronger signal of support than the letter faxed from Burbank City Manager Robert R. "Bud" Ovrom.
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September 1, 1994 | VIVIEN LOU CHEN
The Burbank City Council is seeking the California attorney general's opinion on a recent conflict-of-interest question: Is it appropriate for council members to also serve on Burbank Airport's governing board? Opponents of the Airport Authority's plans to expand an aging terminal contend that Burbank councilmen Robert Bowne and George Battey Jr. cannot simultaneously balance the interests of the airport and the city's residents.
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August 6, 1993 | ED BOND
The King of talk shows has nothing to fear from Burbank Mayor George Battey Jr. "After all, this isn't 'Larry King Live,' " Battey said in apologizing to a caller who had been disconnected while waiting to ask a question on the new "Ask the Mayor" program. "We're kind of doing this on a shoestring budget with a couple of inexperienced guys."
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March 17, 1995 | VIVIEN LOU CHEN
Just days after plans to finance a larger Burbank Airport terminal were indefinitely put on hold, more than 60 residents against expansion efforts lashed out in anger during a town hall meeting, many charging that airport officials have failed to be completely forthright about the proposed project. The retreat by airport officials was announced Monday.
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May 1, 1991 | GREG BRAXTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Mary Lou Howard, Burbank's first woman mayor, bid farewell to the city's politics Tuesday night at her last appearance as a councilwoman, giving an emotional address laced with gratitude to staff members and quiet parting jabs at some of her council antagonists. Howard, 53, who was defeated last month in her attempt to win a fourth term, told her fellow council members that the past two years "have been a real experience. I wouldn't have missed it for the world.
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May 9, 1993 | JOCELYN Y. STEWART, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For Gus Corona, it all hit home with the word wetback. Before that, the Burbank electrician viewed his role on a city advisory committee in the same way as the other 14 members. Like the others, he was intent on helping the city find ways to deliver city services more efficiently. Then it happened. During a discussion on the idea of contracting out city gardening services, a committee member who also sits on the Burbank Police Commission used the term wetback.
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February 9, 1993 | JOCELYN Y. STEWART, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Denouncing the Burbank City Council for "craven refusal to take firm action," a group of Latino residents demanded that the council immediately remove a city police commissioner and committee member who used the term "wetback" during a public meeting last month. In a letter submitted to the council Monday, the group called for the removal of Ron Shively "from all appointed city commissions and committees." The letter also asks the city council to issue a public statement saying that "Mr.
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December 7, 1995 | JEANNETTE DeSANTIS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Seeking an end to an impasse, Burbank Mayor Dave Golonski has proposed a six-month truce in the city's continuing struggle to control noise and expansion at Burbank Airport. Golonski's call for a "cooling off' period was quickly denounced by longtime airport critic and councilman Ted McConkey, whose reaction at a meeting Tuesday showed a split in the united front the council has so far shown on the airport. At stake is how and when the popular airport expands.
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October 25, 1992 | JIM HERRON ZAMORA, TIMES SAFF WRITER
Burbank City Councilman Michael Hastings failed to inform most of his council colleagues that he has a potential conflict of interest on a proposed $100-million sports arena project that had come before the council this year. Rather than reveal the potential conflict, Hastings left the council chamber before discussion of the arena proposal Feb. 4 and did not return until after the vote.
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June 20, 1995 | VIVIEN LOU CHEN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A former police commissioner who was fired after alleging that police officers improperly meddled in an ongoing dispute she had with her neighbors has been denied at least $20,000 in damages from the city and says she may file a lawsuit. City officials failed to respond to Linda Acaldo's claim for damages within 45 days after it was filed April 21, leaving the door open to a legal challenge by the ex-commissioner in the next six months.
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