Bow-hunting ban put on hold
CIVIC CENTER -- A ban on bow-and-arrow hunting in the Verdugo
Mountains is on hold until its possible environmental impact can be
The Burbank City Council voted 5-0 Tuesday to suspend the ban,
following opposition from the California Bowmen Hunters. The council
had approved the ban Jan. 21, citing concerns that hunters posed a
safety risk to increasing numbers of hikers in hillside areas.
City officials determined the ban would have no significant
environmental effect and did not submit it for review under the
California Environmental Quality Act. Attorneys representing the
bowhunters’ group have since questioned that decision, as well as the
ban’s potential effect on deer populations.
Council to consider major projects
CIVIC CENTER -- The City Council is scheduled to review two
large-scale development projects Tuesday at its meeting.
Plans for the city’s Development and Community Services Building
behind City Hall will be considered. The 66,000-square-foot building
will offer a one-stop shop for handling most city business. Council
members will also review plans for the Burbank Civic Plaza, which
would include offices, retail businesses and parking.
The meeting is at 6:30 p.m. in City Council Chambers at City Hall,
275 E. Olive Ave.
Burbank High participates in rally
MEDIA DISTRICT NORTH -- Although they did not stage a walkout
during school hours, Burbank High School students joined Wednesday’s
national day of protest against war.
At 3 p.m., a group of students, several teachers and
administrators assembled in front of the high school and walked down
Third Street to City Hall, said Jennifer Rodriguez, one of the
In the downtown area, marchers passed out fliers to people on the
street. Jennifer and other club members plan an upcoming weekend
event to distribute anti-war literature as well.