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L-R: Darin Guggenheimer, CEO of Burbank City FCU; Jess Talamantes, Councilman for the City of Burbank and Board Director for Burbank City FCU; and Linda Walmsley, Director of Compliance for First Entertainment CU

CU VOLUNTEER WINS CITY COUNCIL SEAT
updated 04/15/13 11:09 AM
Board Director is Active in Community
Burbank City FCU Board Director Jess Talamantes, a 28-year credit union volunteer, won his reelection for the Burbank City Council last week.

Prior to his service on the city council, Talamantes worked 32 years as a firefighter for the city. Additionally, 21 years of his credit union volunteer service has been as a board member for Burbank City FCU.

First elected to the Burbank City Council in 2009, Talamantes served as vice mayor in 2010 and mayor in 2011. He's worked several years in local youth programs, with some of his most notable initiatives being "Ride a Bike with the Mayor," the "Mayor's Healthy Minute" on the Burbank TV channel, and the "Let's Move" campaign in conjunction with First Lady Michelle Obama.

Talamantes has also served on the Athletic Field Oversight Committee, Burbank Youth Task Force, San Fernando Valley Council of Governments, Los Angeles County Commission on Local Governmental Services, Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) Transportation Committee, the Transit Services Task Force, as well as several local athletic and health initiatives.

Talamantes received 5,268 votes. His term expires in 2017.

 
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EXPERTS GIVE ADVICE TO CREDIT UNIONS updated 09/18/14 11:26 AM
Your Problem: Solved
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GOV. BROWN SIGNS AB 2293 INTO LAW updated 09/18/14 05:06 PM
Relieves CUs of Collateral Burden
California Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation today mandating baseline insurance requirements for Transportation Network Companies (TNCs)—a move that will help credit unions burdened by a significant reduction in collateral value when accidents occur to these companies’ drivers.

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ARTICLES CALL ON LAWMAKERS TO ACT updated 09/15/14 02:07 PM
Data Breaches in Focus
Various opinion articles defending the credit union movement’s stance on data breaches were published in five regional and community newspapers across California and Nevada within the past week as the latest data theft incident at national retailer Home Depot continues to be critiqued in the media spotlight.