By Ted AYALA
Tuesday evening saw the Glendale City Council convene another brief meeting with all council members in attendance.
Opening remarks were led by Councilman Dave Weaver who bitterly denied allegations of fraud that have been made against him by some in the media and various private citizens.
“We’re in an election cycle and there are certain individuals that are going to start slinging dirt,” snapped Weaver. “And I’m not going to take it when it’s not true.”
He answered allegations of tax fraud and circumventing building permits and challenged his detractors to provide evidence of his wrong doing. “Its all lies,” reaffirmed Weaver. “Everything [they] said.”
Mayor Najarian responded to his fellow councilman’s statements.
“It is unfortunate […] that there are those in the community who seek to twist the truth and to take every opportunity to criticize all of us. I’m hoping that is not going to set the tone for this campaign season.”
Najarian also announced that he was going to be on a panel discussion at Maranatha High School in Pasadena regarding the 710 Freeway extension. The discussion will take place Saturday, Jan. 22 at 10 a.m. (site of the former Ambassador College).
The major item that pertained to all of the city was an action item to set up a data sharing center with Burbank that would back up the city’s data in the event of an emergency or disaster.
“In case Glendale melts down, we can have our information backed up by Burbank and vice-versa,” said the mayor. This action item was passed unanimously by the council.