The City of Burbank and the church Rios De Agua Viva entered into a settlement for $172,000 for damages resulting from Burbank’s blocking the church from purchasing the Old Barn banquet facility in 2010. The church attempted to get a special use permit to purchase the building at 8100 South Parkside Avenue, which is zoned commercial, but in the process, the city amended its law to prohibit non-tax generating groups from moving into commercial districts, preventing the church from moving to the property. “I hope that the settlement demonstrates that there’s a new, more culturally-welcoming Burbank. We are thankful that our ministry continues to grow at the location we purchased in Oak Lawn, where all are welcome,” said Pastor Luis Ruiz of Rios De Agua Viva. In addition to the $172,000 payment, the settlement also provides that Burbank will reimburse the church for its legal fees in federal court litigation.