Category: Government incompetence

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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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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Dan Brotman addresses public on Ara Najarian’s ‘Winegate’; exposes Mayor Agajanian’s complicity

At the February 16, 2021 City Council Meeting, Councilmember Dan Brotman made comments directly to the viewing public regarding motives behind the ‘Winegate’ fiasco orchestrated by Ara Najarian. This video includes his statement directed to the citizens of Glendale. Mr. Brotman informs us that some with commercial developer interests are…

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Outlook Newspapers: ‘Winegate’ Controversy Engrosses Council

Outlook Newspapers’ Glendale News-Press had especially good coverage of Ara Najarian’s failed over-reactive attempt to to create a scandal designed to impair the Design Review Board. Recall that Ara Najarian made a point of mentioning (threatening) media coverage at the City Council meeting. “More than two hours of discussing what…

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“The Love Doctor” Ara Najarian enjoys a sunset while Glendale residents die of COVID-19

Published to Facebook January 9, 2021 with the message “Peace and Love.” At the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, while case and death numbers were rapidly increasing in Glendale, this Glendale City Council member was enjoying a day at the beach and declaring himself “the love doctor.” — Nauseating. On…

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LA Metrolink Chairman and Glendale Councilmember, Ara Najarian, uses Nextdoor’s moderation system to censor public opinion

Ara Najarian is a very busy politician. He was ‘so busy’ that he proposed City Council and staff eliminate one City Council meeting per month, giving city officials a handful of taxpayer-paid days off. With a pretense of needing time to catch up on backed up reports and other city…

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L.A. County on verge of becoming COVID-19 epicenter: ‘We are getting crushed’

Two weeks ago, Ara Najarian and Vrej Agajanian were pondering a ‘Mock Health Department’ to do everything they can to ditch the LA County Health Department’s authority, and preserve the health of the dine-out-burger. Perhaps they should have been preparing for the post Thanksgiving effects of COVID-19. Los Angeles Times…

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COVID-19: Councilmember Ara Najarian Proposes Pseudo Health Department to Circumvent LA County Restrictions

Ara Najarian shows us exactly how much importance he places on the health and well-being of Glendale citizens. Najarian proposed the creation of a pseudo-health department which Glendale can lay claim to by “meeting the qualification and check the boxes.” His motivation was NOT FOR THE SAKE OF PUBLIC HEALTH,…

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Councilmember Ara Najarian Unfamiliar with Proposal, Shows His Apathy for Rancho: About That Tram Part 2

At the September 22, 2020 City Council meeting, Paula Devine made a motion to request staff for a report on “a proposed tram in Griffith Park which could negatively impact our Rancho area.” Attempting to sound as if he had something to add on the topic, Ara Najarian demonstrated that…

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