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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 2, 1992
Burbank Vice Mayor Robert Bowne was named mayor of the city Friday, succeeding Michael Hastings in the largely ceremonial post. The mayor's job is rotated among the five council members. Councilman Tim Murphy, a three-year council veteran, said that he was next in line for the post and voted against the selection. "It was a protest vote by me," Murphy said. "It was not against him--he's a great person. I was voting against the process."
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 2, 1992
Burbank Vice Mayor Robert Bowne was named mayor of the city Friday, succeeding Michael Hastings in the largely ceremonial post. The mayor's job is rotated among the five council members. Councilman Tim Murphy, a three-year council veteran, said that he was next in line for the post and voted against the selection. "It was a protest vote by me," Murphy said. "It was not against him--he's a great person. I was voting against the process."
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 2, 1989 | GREG BRAXTON, Times Staff Writer
After years of being passed over because of bitter rivalries on the Burbank City Council, Councilman Robert R. Bowne was finally chosen Monday as Burbank's new mayor. Bowne, 44, was appointed unanimously during a changeover ceremony at Burbank City Hall by a newly constituted council that vowed to work together to eliminate the animosity that has characterized the council in previous years. Bowne will serve in the largely ceremonial post for one year. The council selected Bowne as mayor even though he is regarded as the only pro-development member of the five-person panel.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 2, 1989 | GREG BRAXTON, Times Staff Writer
After years of being passed over because of bitter rivalries on the Burbank City Council, Councilman Robert R. Bowne was finally chosen Monday as Burbank's new mayor. Bowne, 44, was appointed unanimously during a changeover ceremony at Burbank City Hall by a newly constituted council that vowed to work together to eliminate the animosity that has characterized the council in previous years. Bowne will serve in the largely ceremonial post for one year. The council selected Bowne as mayor even though he is regarded as the only pro-development member of the five-person panel.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 24, 1992 | JIM HERRON ZAMORA
The Burbank City Council, after refusing to allow a proposed video arcade to open, will develop a new zoning policy for arcades and pool halls, city officials said. The council voted 5 to 0 Tuesday to reject a petition to open a 50-machine video arcade at 933 N. Hollywood Way and then instructed city planners to develop zoning guidelines for arcades. "We felt it was an incompatible, unsafe use," Councilman Thomas Flavin said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 14, 1993 | JIM HERRON ZAMORA
Burbank and the American Red Cross have honored a Burbank city employee who rescued his 5-year-old nephew from choking. Mericio Ortega received the highest award from the Red Cross and a citation from Burbank Mayor Robert Bowne in a ceremony at Tuesday night's City Council meeting. Ortega, 46, rescued his nephew during a family picnic at Burbank's Foy Park in August. Bernie Ortega began choking on a piece of meat and his father, also named Bernie, tried to dislodge it but was unsuccessful.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 18, 1989
Mayor Tom Bradley and other local officials rolled out the red carpet Wednesday for England's Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. The Prince came to Los Angeles to present the Churchill Award to former President Ronald Reagan, only the fourth person to be so honored, at a benefit dinner at the Beverly Hilton Hotel Wednesday night. The prince, who is married to Queen Elizabeth, arrived aboard a Royal Air Force jet. Upon arrival at Burbank Airport, he was greeted by Bradley, County Supervisor Deane Dana and Burbank Mayor Robert Bowne, who presented him with a key to the city.
NEWS
September 18, 1986
Meetings between a Burbank delegation and Federal Trade Commission members over the threatened withdrawal of Robinson's department store from the planned Towncenter mall failed to indicate the FTC's position on the issue, city officials said. Burbank City Manager Bud Ovrom, who traveled to Washington with Mayor Mary E. Kelsey, Councilman Robert R.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 17, 1985
The Burbank City Council appointed two new members to the five-member Burbank Planning Board late Tuesday night, filling vacancies created last month when the board's chairman and vice-chairman resigned to run for City Council. George Battey Jr., 58, president of an engineering firm, and Cameron Thornton, 30, a financial planner, were chosen from a field of nine candidates.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 11, 1995 | VIVIEN LOU CHEN
In a legal opinion released this week, the state attorney general's office has ruled that Burbank City Council members may also serve as Burbank Airport commissioners without violating the law of incompatible offices. The opinion issued by state Atty. Gen. Daniel E. Lungren was sought on behalf of the Burbank City Council to settle a public debate over whether Councilmen Robert Bowne and George Battey Jr. could serve on both bodies.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 21, 1993 | JIM HERRON ZAMORA
The Burbank City Council has approved a new trash program despite the opposition of Mayor Robert Bowne, who contended new fees are anti-family. The 4-1 vote came Tuesday night after Bowne protested that big families who generate more trash should not have to pay higher rates for garbage pickup. "There are a lot of people with extended families or larger families and they can't help that," Bowne said.
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