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Monday, Nov 30th

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Steven H. Staveley Succeeds Michael S. Post as Director of Public Safety

Former Police Chief and State Law Enforcement Official Assumes Oversight of Airport Police and Fire; Director Mike Post Retires After Three-Year Revamping Program

BURBANK, Calif., December 20, 2004 – The Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority today announced that Steven H. Staveley, a veteran Southern California law enforcement officer and former chief of police in the cities of Belmont and La Habra, has assumed the position of director of public safety, effective December 10, 2004.

Outgoing Director of Public Safety Mike Post is stepping down after three years at Bob Hope Airport, where he presided over major revisions of the public safety function in the aftermath of 9/11.

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Installation of 42 Electric Chargers for Airline Ground Service Equipment Begins This Week

$1.3 Million Clean Air Program Will Allow Airlines to Convert from Diesel and Gasoline-Powered to Electrified Equipment

BURBANK, Calif., October 20, 2004 – Work will commence tomorrow on a 45-day project to install battery chargers for electric ground service equipment (eGSE) at all 14 airline gates at Bob Hope Airport.

Southwest Airlines, which offers nearly 70% of all airline flights at the airport, has signed an agreement to convert to new pollution-free equipment that would use the chargers by the end of 2005, but will begin to use new equipment immediately following the charger installation.

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Clean Air Program to Convert From Diesel to Battery-Powered Equipment Set for All Aircraft Gates at Bob Hope Airport

Airport Awards $1.3 Million Contract to Install Chargers for Electrified Airline Ground Equipment; Southwest to Get New Equipment in September, and Other Airlines Likely to Follow Suit in Transition to Electric Vehicles

BURBANK, California, August 30, 2004 - A program intended to install battery chargers for new Southwest Airlines electric ground service equipment (eGSE) at Bob Hope Airport has grown in scope as other airlines have indicated they will also increase the use of battery-operated vehicles.

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Bob Hope Airport Holds 8th Annual Blood Drive and Adds Bone Marrow Screening

There Will Be Added Meaning at the Annual Bob Hope Airport Red Cross Blood Drive Later This Month – Mounting an Effort to Save the Life of a Fellow Employee

BURBANK, Calif., August 10, 2004 — The Bob Hope Airport and Southwest Airlines will host a combined bone marrow screening and blood drive on August 27, 2004, in hopes of saving the life of Nick Salazar, who works for Southwest Airlines at the airport. Members of the public are invited to donate blood and/or to volunteer for screening for bone marrow donation.

Salazar was diagnosed with acute leukemia last August. Without a bone marrow transplant, there is little hope that he will survive.

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Authority Re-Elects Officers to One-Year Term

President Charles Lombardo of Burbank, Vice President Chris Holden of Pasadena, Secretary Carl Povilaitis of Glendale to Continue in Posts

BURBANK, Calif., July 6, 2004 — The Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority today voted to keep its current slate of officers at their posts for the coming year. Burbank Commissioner Charles Lombardo will serve as president for a second term; Pasadena Commissioner Chris Holden continues as vice president; and Glendale Commissioner Carl Povilaitis takes up his fourth year as secretary. The Authority elects officers once a year at its first meeting in July.

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Airport Authority and City of Burbank Announce Progress in Proposed 'Global' Settlement

Preliminary Terms Would Bar New Passenger Terminal for 10 Years, Permit Development of Limited Aviation Facilities Needed for Normal Operation, and Promote Joint Effort to Address Nighttime Aircraft Noise

BURBANK, Calif., June 23, 2004 — After nearly a decade of legal wrangling and contention over aircraft noise issues and development of facilities at Bob Hope Airport, the Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority and the City of Burbank have announced that discussions between their two staffs have yielded preliminary terms of a “global” agreement that would set guidelines on Airport development for the next 10 years.

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Click here to view a PDF of the Draft Agreement as Approved by the Airport Authority October 27, 2004

Note: The Airport Authority approved a series of interrelated documents comprising the proposed Development Agreement on October 27th and forwarded the documents to the City of Burbank for consideration. All documents were included in the Authority Agenda packet, which is published here in its entirety. The documents include Development Agreement, Final Mitigated Negative Declaration, Public Utilities Code Applications and Planned Development Applications. Interested parties should consult the City of Burbank for details of the City review and approval process for the proposed Agreement.

Click here to see a PDF of the Airport Land Use Commission, County of Los Angeles Notice of Public Hearing, Wednesday, December 8, 2004

Click here for a PDF of the Draft Development Agreement Between the City of Burbank and the Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority Relating to the Bob Hope Airport – Draft Dated October 18, 2004 (Note: Some provisions of this draft Agreement are still being negotiated and further revisions are expected prior to consideration of the Agreement for approval by either the City Council of the City of Burbank or the Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority Commission.)

Click here for a PDF of the Initial Study released for public comment from September 24 - October 18, 2004

The Authority has issued a Notice of Intent to Adopt a Mitigated Negative Declaration in connection with the project that embodies the elements of the proposed agreement with the City of Burbank. Public comment is closed as of October 18th. The Authority is now drafting responses to the comments received.

Click here for a PDF of Library Locations for Initial Study

Click here for a PDF of a separate summary sheet of the "Proposed Terms, Development Agreement for the Bob Hope Airport".

Click here for a PDF of more detailed Questions and Answers about the proposed agreement.

Click here to visit the City of Burbank website, where more information on the agreement is posted.

Bob Hope Airport Begins First Pre-School Insulation Project Under Revised Noise Program

Burbank’s ABC School House Is First of Four New Schools Added to Eligibility List to Receive Acoustical Treatment

BURBANK, Calif., January 22, 2004 — Construction began this week to sound insulate a local pre-school as part of Bob Hope Airport’s Noise Compatibility Program.

ABC School House, a two-building pre-school located south of the Airport at 4102 and 4104 W. Victory Blvd., will undergo the $60,000 treatment between now and April. The pre-school will receive custom-designed acoustical double windows, solid-core exterior doors, attic insulation, and central heating and air conditioning. The contractor is Lexus Construction of Tarzana.

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Bob Hope Airport and Southwest Airlines Accelerate Timetable for Electrified Ground Equipment

Authority Agrees to Install Chargers; Southwest Agrees to Switch to Electric Equipment Five Years Earlier Than Planned in Bid for Cleaner Air

BURBANK, Calif., January 20, 2004 — The Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority today adopted an agreement with Southwest Airlines in which the Authority will install electric charging units at all aircraft gates at Bob Hope Airport by the end of summer, clearing the way for Southwest to convert nearly all of its ground service equipment at the airport from diesel to electric-powered units by 2005.

Southwest carries nearly 70% of the annual passengers at Bob Hope Airport and operates two-thirds of all ground service equipment at the airport.

Click here for a PDF of the complete release.