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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 23, 1995
The Burbank City Council has decided to take more time before deciding on proposed changes in the way monthly utility bills are calculated for 45,000 residential electric and water customers. As Tuesday night's council meeting stretched past midnight, council members agreed to consider the proposal, as well as four other alternatives, again next week.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 16, 1994 | VIVIEN LOU CHEN
The Burbank City Council has deadlocked over an ordinance that would, for the first time, enable the city to designate its own historical landmarks. The proposed law was given preliminary approval June 7. But Tuesday, when a 2-2 vote was taken, council members Susan Spanos and Dave Golonski opposed the legislation and asked that a portion of it be amended.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 2, 1995 | VIVIEN LOU CHEN
In a sometimes emotional ceremony that turned into a festival of gift-giving, Dave Golonski became Burbank's new mayor Monday and vowed to hire the city's first ombudsman. Golonski, a 36-year-old systems manager for Health Net, is believed to be one of the city's youngest mayors. He told an audience gathered at Burbank City Hall that he would fulfill his one-year mayoral term with a mix of old and new ideas.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 20, 1991
Burbank City Councilman Robert R. Bowne announced on Thursday the formation of a citizens committee to rally support for a tax measure on the November ballot to finance a joint police and fire department headquarters. Bowne said the new headquarters are essential to replace the two deteriorating buildings that house the departments. Measure D, which was placed on the Nov.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 4, 1988
A proposed ordinance that would have dramatically slowed residential development in Burbank was shelved by the City Council after several developers and council members denounced it as "illogical and damaging." Councilman Robert R. Bowne said the ordinance, introduced by Mayor Michael R. Hastings, could create apartment shortages and was "the kind of thing that could end up ruining this community."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 2, 1993
Surrounded by friends, family members and city officials, three newly elected Burbank City Council members were inducted Saturday at a special meeting of the City Council. The new members--Dave Golonski, Bill Wiggins and Susan Spanos--took their oaths in the council chambers at City Hall. Elected in last month's run-off election, the three will replace council members Tom Flavin, Michael Hastings and Tim Murphy. Council members George E. Battey Jr. and Robert R. Bowne remain on the council.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 18, 1992
Water, water everywhere, but not a drop to drink. That was the trouble until Burbank officials installed a $1.1-million water treatment system this month that allows residents to drink from water wells that had been contaminated by manufacturers' pollutants. "This marks our first step in restoring our water independence," said Burbank Mayor Robert R. Bowne during a dedication ceremony of the water filtering system Tuesday. "This will provide up to 12% of our water supply."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 22, 1991
The Burbank Media City Center, a $400-million indoor mall and office complex, threw open its doors to customers during a ceremonious preview Wednesday. City officials hope the mall will bring a strong retail base. The three-story center, with distinctive skylights and glass elevators, was partially financed with $50 million in city redevelopment funds and is expected to generate about $2 million annually in city sales tax revenue, officials said. Councilman Robert R.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 9, 1993 | ED BOND
Burbank has accepted a grant of $1.7 million from the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority, but some residents and small-business owners are concerned about the impact of the projects that money will fund. The City Council voted 4 to 1 Tuesday with Councilman Tim Murphy dissenting to accept the money and use $1.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 6, 1993 | ED BOND
For the first time in more than three years, the public could talk back to Burbank government on television Tuesday. "I'm just hoping there aren't going to be abuses of this that would relegate the council meeting to a local version of 'The Gong Show,' " former Mayor Robert Bowne said before joining a 5-0 council vote to lift the ban on televising residents' comments at the end of meetings. That is the only time when speakers are not limited to discussing only items on the agenda.
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