First published in the Sept. 17 print issue of the Burbank Leader.
Vice Mayor Konstantine Anthony, Councilwoman Sharon Springer, Mayor Jess Talamantes, state Sen. Anthony Portantino, Councilman Bob Frutos and Councilman Nick Schultz are pictured in the Burbank council chamber at City Hall this Tuesday. Gov. Newsom signed Senate Bill 1177, authored by Portantino, into law. The bill creates a regional affordable housing trust between the cities of Pasadena, Burbank and Glendale. In June, the senator announced that his budget request to create and fund the regional affordable housing trust had been approved in the 2022-23 state budget, allocating $23 million to help finance affordable housing projects. Portantino hands the check to the Burbank City Council, symbolizing the state’s support of the city’s housing ventures.