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Glendale Nomination Papers Issued February 14 – March 11, 2022; candidate hopefuls as of 2/17/2022

The nomination period for the upcoming June 7, 2022 Glendale Municipal Election is open from February 14 to March 11, 2022 at 5:00 PM. During the nomination period, we will be watching Glendale’s list of candidates who pull papers to run for office, as well as updating those whose papers…

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Partial list of candidates for Glendale’s June 7, 2022 election

At this time several campaign committees have been created for our next Glendale election. Four are for City Council, and one if for College Board Area 4. They are: Anita Quinonez Gabrielian for Glendale City Council 2022Ara Najarian for City Council 2022Brotman for City Council 2022Davis for College Board Area…

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Council caller highlights Ara Najarian’s ties to commercial developers

At the October 5, 2021 Glendale City Council meeting, we saw Ara Najarian’s latest scheme to support commercial developers and disadvantage land use appellants by manipulating city ordinance. In this case, his proposal would require the recusal of councilmembers who have received any donation from members of an appealing party….

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Glendale City Council, Joint CC/Housing Authority Meetings August 24, 2021

Glendale City Council August 24, 2021 Action Items: a. Community Development, re: Introduction of an Ordinance to Revoke and Reinstate Title 5 of the Glendale Municipal Code to Update Business Regulations and Business License Procedures — Council voted unanimously to clean up it’s business license code. It includes a streamlined…

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An open letter to Mike Mohill

Mr. Mohill, In recent months you’ve published several of my comments in your newsletter. I would appreciate if you make clear to your readers your practice of copying my comments from the Nextdoor social media platform. You tend to represent comments made on social media as having been sent to…

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Dan Brotman asks GPD about LA County DA handling of reckless driving/street racing cases

For the second straight week since the street racing collision that claimed three innocent lives in Burbank on August 3, 2021 occurred, the subject of reckless driving and street racing came up at Glendale City Council on August 17, 2021. Many who drive on Glenoaks Blvd. in Glendale (and Burbank)…

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Glendale City Council, Joint CC/Housing Authority Meetings August 17, 2021

Glendale City Council August 17, 2021 The big Action Items were: Police Department, re: Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Special Directives and Impacts Council decided to send a ‘we have some serious concerns, so we’re reaching out to you‘ letter to District Attorney, George Gascon’s office. Ardy Kassakhian made sure…

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Councilmember, Ara Najarian, who created “Dark Days” and “Winegate,” brings us ‘WhineFest’

At the July 13, 2021 City Council discussions on whether Glendale should provide public funding for Council election candidates, councilmember, Ara Najarian, revealed that he doesn’t like his job very much. Despite his creation of the City Council ‘Dark Days’ policy, giving himself and staff a day off by eliminating…

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Glendale City Council, Joint CC/Housing Authority Meetings August 10, 2021

Glendale City Council August 10, 2021 Opening comments regarding the 3-fatality street racing collision in Burbank on Glenoaks Blvd., August 3, 2021. Includes comments by Glendale Police Chief, Carl Povilitis. Consent items: Installation of Class II Bike Lanes and Creative Crosswalks Project was pulled for further discussion. (Brotman) Big Action…

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Glendale City Council, Joint CC/Successor Agency July 27, 2021

The big item in this meeting was Public Works, re: Contracts for Franchising of the Solid Waste Collection Services for Commercial Establishments and Multi-Family Residential Establishments of 5-Units or Greater. Translation: Your trash collection rates are going to increase. Single family homes and multi-family residences still have some time before…

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Glendale National Night Out 2021

2021 NATIONAL NIGHT OUT EVENT The Annual Glendale Police Department’s 2021 National Night Out will be held Tuesday, August 3, 2021, from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. National Night Out is usually held on the first Tuesday in August. National Night Out is a community-driven event where neighbors get to…

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Previous meetings: City Council, Special Meeting, Joint CC/Housing Authority – June 29 & July 13, 2021

City Council -June 29 Apiaries & beekeeping, GWP Energy Risk Management Policy, Public tree trimming procedure and costs), COVID-19 Emergency ordinance extension, Update on racial diversity/equity/inclusion efforts. Special City Council – 6/29/21 Management and Operation of Alex Theatre, Housing Authority CDBG/CARES Act Joint City Council and Housing Authority – 7/13/21…

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Happy Independence Day! July 4, 2021

Wishing everyone a happy and safe 4th of July. The best for health and happiness to everyone in Glendale, and our surrounding communities. Below are three local fireworks displays available for public viewing: Starlight Bowl – BurbankThe annual Burbank 4thof July fireworks display will take place beginning at 9:00 pm…

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Four Glendale Police Officers On Administrative Leave After Video Shows Them Beating 17-Year-Old

Warning: Graphic video Interestingly, the above video implies that it was KCAL News who brought the incident to the attention of GPD. And, GPD only took action after the media informed them that the incident went public. Did our own police department not know what was going on within its…

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Rest in Peace, Former GWP General Manager, Steve Zurn

via Glendale Water & Power Twitter feed:We are saddened to announce the untimely passing of our former General Manager Steve Zurn. Steve cultivated a 34 year career with the City of Glendale as Director of Public Works and GWP General Manager. Our thoughts are with his family and loved ones…

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