Council Approves Establishing JPA

By Brian CHERNICK
On Tuesday evening, Glendale City Council approved establishing a Joint Powers Authority – or JPA – agreement among the Arroyo Verdugo Subregion that would provide the (until now) informal group with the ability to coordinate spending public transportation funds.
The Arroyo Verdugo Subregion is a group of elected representatives from the cities of Glendale, […]

Plans Move Forward for School Outdoor Improvements

By Brian CHERNICK

Glendale City Council initiated the first steps toward the development of a new and expansive soccer field and multipurpose park at Wilson Middle School by rewarding PlaceWork, Inc. with an environmental impact report (EIR) contract.

The Professional Service Agreement (PSA) with PlaceWorks includes a budget of $127,784, plus a 10% contingency of $12,778.40, to […]

Council Extends ADU Ordinance

By Brian CHERNICK
Glendale City Council members voted to extend the interim ordinance on Accessory Dwelling Units (ADU) three weeks after initiating it. City Manager Scott Ochoa likened the extension as to making a play decision early in the game rather than in the last quarter.
The vote will now extend the ordinance for an additional 10 […]

Quiet Zones Welcomed in Glendale

Quiet Zones Welcomed in Glendale

By Brian CHERNICK
Glendale City Council and Metrolink celebrated on Jan. 25 the establishment of the city’s first three railroad “Quiet Zones” at the Sonora Avenue, Grandview Avenue and Flower Street crossings along San Fernando Road. The quiet zones went into effect Jan. 28 and will be on a 24-hour, seven days a week basis.
Ordinarily, trains […]

Council Approves Improvements

By Brian CHERNICK

Glendale City Council moved forward with approving the plans and specifications for curb ramp installations, pavement repairs and other miscellaneous improvements as per the Americans with Disabilities Act.

The Public Works Dept. will begin advertising for bids to help improve 16 bus stops on Verdugo Road, Chevy Chase Drive and Wilson Avenue. The locations […]

Council Hosts Transit and Mobility Summit

By Brian CHERNICK

Glendale City Council marked its first meeting of 2017, and first in nearly a month, with a Transportation and Mobility Summit. Council members were joined by a panel of LA transportation representatives to discuss a more unified view of the city’s public transportation future.

The panel, including Stephanie Wiggins of Metro, Roderick Diaz of […]

Council Votes on Development

By Brian CHERNICK
After long deliberation and hearing from experts and the community, Glendale City Council voted unanimously against moving forward with a 44-unit, five-story multi-family development project at 126, 128 and 132 South Kenwood Street.
While much of the discussion on the property revolved around the perceived overdevelopment throughout Glendale and the unsightliness of the proposed […]

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

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

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 […]

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