At the Jan. 8, 2014 meeting of the Burbank City Council, resident Charles Bandusky asked if Burbank offers any incentives for businesses to relocate to the city and referenced the long vacant Cezars Inn building on 79th Street. According to the meeting minutes, "Mayor Klein told him that was being worked on right now, but he couldn’t discuss it."
The meeting minutes further state, "Mayor Klein said Ashley Furniture is going into the town center where the guitar place was. – Sam Ash. Ashley furniture is a big ticket item. He said we are very aware of what is dark out here and we are trying to encourage businesses to come. Andy’s ice cream place on Harlem avenue is currently building in this weather and they will be open this spring. There is one in Oak Lawn and one in Countryside."
Earlier in the meeting, Mayor Klein introduced "Resolution No. 1-1-14 authorizing a moratorium on the establishment of medical cannabis facilities and/or the issuance of building permits or zoning certificated of compliance for construction or operation of such uses in the City of Burbank."
"Alderman Grider made the motion seconded by Alderman Szymczak to approve Resolution No. 1-1-14 as outlined by the Mayor. A roll call vote indicated 5 Ayes and 0 Nays. The Chair declared the motion carried. Voting Aye: Alderman Grider, Piznarski, Pyle, Szymczak and Foy."
The city council also unanimously passed special use ordinances authorizing an auto repair facility at 5249 W. 79th St. (formerly Valvoline Instant Oil Change), and a motorcycle repair facility at 5512 W. 79th St. (formerly Loop Limo).
The Council determines service levels and revenue obligations through the adoption of an annual budget, authorizes city contracts and expenditures, establishes city service and operating policies, and enacts local laws as necessary for the benefit of the community.
The regular Council meetings are held on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month at 7:30 p.m. in the Council Chamber, 6530 W. 79th Street, 2nd floor. All City Council meetings are open to the public. Notice of the meetings and agenda items are provided to the local media at least 72 hours in advance and posted at City Hall. At times, the Council may have a closed session for discussing specific items concerning personnel, litigation or property matters.