City manager appoints library services director
BURBANK -- Sharon Cohen was named the city’s library services
City Manager Mary Alvord appointed the 25-year department veteran
to the post. Cohen has served as interim library services director
since the October departure of former library services director John
During her term as interim director, Cohen has overseen the
opening of the new Buena Vista Library and the passage of the Measure
L library bond. Her staff helped prepare the ballot measure, as well
as assisting in submitting an application for $20 million in state
funds to build a new Central Library.
FAA won’t say if letter meets deadline
AIRPORT DISTRICT -- Federal Aviation Administration Administrator
Marion Blakey’s 60-day deadline to build a new terminal at the
Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport or return the agency’s grant money
ends today, and the airport said it met the deadline by asking for
FAA officials would not speculate whether the letter sent Monday
meets Blakey’s deadline. FAA media specialist Marcia Adams described
the deadline’s terms as requiring the airport to provide “either
something that says they’re going to build a terminal, or repay the
federal funds that were given to them.”
Further details on the FAA’s response or a date by when it would
reply to the letter were not available, Adams said.
The agency provided about $40 million in grants toward the
airport’s purchase of the 130-acre former Lockheed B-6 property. The
land was planned to house a new terminal. The city and the airport
have been unable to reach agreement on the terms of the proposed
project during years of negotiations.
Parents rally at City Hall
CIVIC CENTER -- Parents will rally in front of City Hall at 5 p.m.
Thursday before the start of the school board meeting.
Roosevelt Elementary School parent Niki Capshaw said parents from
McKinley, Bret Harte, Stevenson and Washington elementary schools
will join Roosevelt parents to protest teacher and program cuts in
the district’s schools.
Also joining the group will be school board member-elect Paul
Krekorian, Capshaw said.
City Hall is at 275 E. Olive Ave.
In a rally Capshaw headed earlier this month at Teddy Bear Park,
adjacent to Roosevelt Elementary School, she said state Sen. Jack
Scott (D-Burbank), who attended, called it “grass-roots democracy in