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Council Votes in Term Limits

Council Votes in Term Limits

By Brian CHERNICK

In a significant move for Glendale City Council, members of the council voted unanimously in favor of bringing forth a ballot measure to voters in April instituting council term limits.

The measure would give Glendale residents the opportunity to approve a limit of up to three consecutive terms. Currently there are no term limits [...]

Changes Planned for Glendale Elections

Changes Planned for Glendale Elections

By Brian CHERNICK
How Glendale votes for its community college and Glendale Unified School board members is about to change for the 2017 election.
Coming on the heels of the national election, Glendale City Clerk Ardy Kassakhian and a panel of five other local officials, lawyers and school board members were joined at a public town hall [...]

Rockhaven Future Decided by Council

Rockhaven Future Decided by Council

By Brian CHERNICK
After eight years of delays, deliberation and proposals, the fate of Rockhaven Sanitarium was finally decided during Tuesday night’s Glendale City Council meeting.
The council voted 4-0 to approve the bid put forth by Gangi Design LED Build to develop within the Rockhaven property on 2713 Honolulu Ave., transforming the property into the Rockhaven [...]

Approval Given for Funding Allocation

Approval Given for Funding Allocation

By Brian CHERNICK
During Tuesday’s meeting the Glendale City Council agreed to adopt the Housing Authority’s recommendations for prioritizing and allocating federal entitlement funds from the Dept. of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) into social services, community improvements and homelessness services.
Of the approximate $2,700,000 expected to be received $1,640,099 is to be allocated to the Community [...]

Pay Increase for Police Approved

Pay Increase for Police Approved

By Brian CHERNICK
On Tuesday night, Glendale City Council approved and adopted a three-year Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the city and the Glendale Police Officers’ Association (GPOA).
The MOU, which was ratified by GPOA members Oct 5-7, sets agreements with the city regrarding “wages, hours and terms and conditions of employment” for the rank-and-file sworn officers [...]

Overview of City Budget

Overview of City Budget

By Brian CHERNICK
The City of Glendale released its annual budget for 2016-17 earlier this year. According to the report, a total of $819,533,134 has been appropriated from the estimated revenue. This year’s budget reflects a $6 million decrease from last year. The 2015-16 fiscal year had a budget of $825,715,929.
Over 40% ($344,147,805) of the current [...]

Rockhaven Reno on Council Agenda

Rockhaven Reno on Council Agenda

By Brian CHERNICK
During comments at Tuesday night’s Glendale City Council meeting council member Vartan
Gharpetian asked City Manager Scott Ochoa for an update on the status  of the Rockhaven
Sanitarium property.
Since receiving seven proposals, one of which arrived past the
deadline but was allowed for
submission pursuant to the
council’s ruling, the council has yet to review the proposals.
According to [...]

Council Postpones CEQA Decision

Council Postpones CEQA Decision

By Brian CHERNICK
Glendale City Council and Housing Authority held a joint meeting to address updates to the implementation of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). The council did not agree to adopt the changes recommended by the staff and instead voted to move discussion to the next meeting after facing criticism from community members and [...]

Former City Manager Files Claim Against Glendale

Former City Manager Files Claim Against Glendale

By Brian CHERNICK
Former Glendale City Manager James Starbird recently filed a $1 million claim against the City of Glendale saying an uneven sidewalk
was the cause of his wife’s death.
According to police records, the incident occurred on March 16 while Starbird was pushing his 60-year-old wife Carolyn in a wheelchair in the 1200 block of Ethel [...]

Revisions Proposed for Two Strike Walking Trail

Revisions Proposed for Two Strike Walking Trail

By Brian CHERNICK
Los Angeles County Parks and Recreation Developmental Chief Jim Smith addressed the Crescenta Valley Town Council during last week’s meeting to propose and discuss the revised plans for the Two Strike Park walking trail.
The revision includes a greater focus on the west-side entrance and a layout that better meets the needs and fits [...]


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