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Burbank city workers got $4M in bonuses since 2007

Downtown Burbank is seen in this undated file photo.

July 2, 2011 12:00:00 AM PDT
At a time when many cities are cutting back, Burbank paid a sum of $4 million in bonuses to 100 city employees since 2007.

Many of those employees who received a bonus this past year are once again eligible for bonuses because the payouts are part of their union contracts.

City records show the largest bonuses went to the general manager of Burbank Water and Power.

He has received $79,000 in bonuses over the past four years, capping his yearly salary of more than $263,000.