2018 The Year-end Review For The Glendale Coalition for Better Government

[fsn_row][fsn_column width=”12″][fsn_text] Coalition Meetings Held During the year, we held 11 General Meetings for the members and guests. The meetings are held the third Monday of each month at 6:00 PM and open to the public. The meeting location is posted on the web site and emailed to interested persons on our email list. The […]

Pension benefits hinge on state Supreme Court case

[fsn_row][fsn_column width=”12″][fsn_text] By Dan Walters | Dec. 2018 | California’s public employee unions suffered a potentially heavy blow this year when the U.S. Supreme Court declared that they could not charge “fair share fees” to non-members. Union leaders and their political allies – essentially the entire Democratic Party – feared that the ruling (Janus vs. […]

Glendale City Council Approves Inclusionary Zoning Ordinance Fee to Pay for Affordable Housing

[fsn_row][fsn_column width=”12″][fsn_text] Glendale Media Contact – Thomas R. Lorenz Glendale, CA – On Tuesday, November 13, 2018, the Glendale City Council voted to amend the City’s Zoning Code and other sections of the Glendale Municipal Code to include a Citywide Inclusionary Zoning Ordinance (IZO, a commercial development impact/linkage fee for affordable housing. The City Council […]

Visiting Armenia

[fsn_row][fsn_column width=”12″][fsn_text] By Roman Nykolyshyn Armenia is an interesting place to visit for both Armenians and non-Armenians. You land at Zvartnots Airport which has a brand new terminal. You can then take a cab to the capital Yerevan for just a few dollars. Yerevan is an interesting mix of old Soviet era buildings made of […]

Rent Control for Glendale – A Solution to the States Lack of Affordable Housing

[fsn_row][fsn_column width=”12″][fsn_text] By Frank Gallo Glendale is considering enacting rent control to “limit rent gauging” according to Mayor Zareh Sinanyan, but the measure is truly a local response to a State problem that is beyond the control of local officials. Mr. Sinanyan seems to be ignoring the premise that policy-making can benefit greatly from historical […]

Rents Aren’t All That Need Control

[fsn_row][fsn_column width=”12″][fsn_text] By John Samuel I did some research on the residents of Glendale.  I found that the majority of the residents are renters, while those who own their homes are in the minority…and I read that this statistic is just the opposite of the National average.  Why are the statistics different in Glendale, you […]

Two Arrested Involving Series of Vehicle Burglaries

[fsn_row][fsn_column width=”12″][fsn_text] Glendale, CA. — On November 8, 2018, Glendale Detectives arrested 25 year old Daniel Physioc of Glendale and 31 year old Stephen Frye of San Gabriel, for a series of vehicle burglaries that occurred in the City of Glendale. On October 22, 2018, between the hours of 2:30 am and 3:05 am, two […]

The politics of California’s killer wildfires

[fsn_row][fsn_column width=”12″][fsn_text] By Dan Walters Californians – most of us, anyway – loath President Donald Trump and the state’s voters punished him this month by possibly flipping nearly half of its Republican-held congressional districts. Donald Trump feels the same way about California and with the votes still being counted, he lashed back by blaming two horrendous post-election […]

The 2020 Census Citizenship Question

[fsn_row][fsn_column width=”12″][fsn_text] By Jack Gil In March 2018, the US Census Bureau announced its plan to incorporate a question asking respondents whether they are US citizens in the 2020 Census. This would supply block-level data on the citizen and non-citizen voting age populations in the country. However, many immigrants and activists oppose this decision as […]

Glendale Students Stage Walkout Over Canceled Homecoming Game

[fsn_row][fsn_column width=”12″][fsn_text] October 29, 2018 A large number of Hoover High School students stayed a walkout as they demanded answers from the school district about the Cancellation of the previous week’s homecoming football game, the fourth game canceled since a massive brawl on the campus earlier this month. After the students gathered on the front […]