Next BCA General Meeting
Tues Feb 23, 2016, 7 PM
Rose Garden Library Community Room (Naglee at Dana). We will be electing new Board members. Please consider contributing to your community by serving as a member of the BCA Board of Directors. See story at left.
Once a thriving community entertainment center, now just a relic. Undone by the construction of the 280 freeway, this community icon is now threatened with foreclosure and possible destruction or indefinite mothballing. The Studio Sharise tenant is trying to gain control of the building, hoping to restore or expand the retail areas and enhance the current art and dance studio. Read how you can help Save the Burbank.
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Bus Rapid Transit Corridor
Bus Rapid Transit is coming to Stevens Creek Blvd and West San Carlos street. More »
OCF plants trees for Burbank residents! Trees shade and cool your home, and increase your property's value. More »
Next BCA Meeting Tues Feb 23, 2016, Rose Garden Library
Our next meeting will be 7 PM, Tuesday, February 23, 2016. Location will be the Rose Garden Library Community Room, 1580 Naglee (at Dana).
The sole purpose of this meeting will be election of new Board members. According to our By-Laws, Board members' terms expire after two two-years terms. Elections provide the opportunity for new people to come onto the Board. We need to replace five existing Board members. So this is the opportunity for new people, with new ideas and energy, to serve the Burbank community. Please consider serving your community by becoming a member of the BCA Board of Directors.
After Board members are chosen by the general membership, the new Board meets to decide which members will fill the Officer positions (Chair, Vice-chair, Secretary, Treasurer). Those not filling officer positions will serve as voting Board Members At Large.
Please attend this meeting to make sure the Burbank Community Association continues its mission and goes forth with new leadership and a vigorous advocacy agenda for our community.
Last BCA Meeting Jan 19, 2016, Summary
At our January 19 meeting, members had two special guests making presentations:
Rebuilding Together Silicon Valley — improving your home
Matthew Quevedo, Outreach Coordinator for Rebuilding Together Silicon Valley, described how they provide free home repair and safety modifications to homeowners in Santa Clara County. They provide critical repairs, accessibility modifications and energy efficient upgrades, at no cost to eligible recipients. Homeowners with incomes less than $52,000 are eligible for their services. Visit Rebuilding Rogether Silicon Valley if you have repair, accessibility, or safety needs.
Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) — Re-landscaping the Burbank
The VTA's landscaping contractor, HMH, made a special slide presentation about the re-landscaping of the I280-I880-Stevens Creek construction site. Many of you have noticed that many trees, including dozens of redwood trees, were removed in the course of this construction project. The HMH consultants showed slides of landscaping proposals for the I280/I880 interchange and the Parkmoor removal area (where 3 homes and associated landscaping were removed for the new flyover). You can see the slide presentation by downloading the VTA/HMH presentation in PDF format (3.7 MB).
Deputy Sheriff Aleksandra Ridgeway presented the crime stats for the recent period. In response to questions, the sheriff's deputy agreed that Burbank is a good neighborhood with low crime.
I-280/I-880/STEVENS CREEK BLVD IMPROVEMENTS PROJECT
If this photo, taken on the Stevens Creek I880 overpass, looks familiar, it should – it's the central element of the BCA logo (see the header image on the top of all our webpages). This design is cast into multiple panels on the Stevens Creek overpass, providing a decorative element to the concrete barriers that are part of the bridge's sidewalks. Even the paint colors were chosen to echo those of our Burbank Community Association logo.
During the extensive public hearings in the I280/I880/Stevens Creek project, residents expressed the desire for the project to incorporate artwork recognizing the Burbank Community.
Thanks to VTA and CalTrans for making this a reality.
All the businesses on Bascom Avenue in the block north of Basile were evicted from their shops at the end of January, 2015 and fenced off by the beginning of February. The future of this block is unclear. Read More »
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