A Substantially Different Approach to the Selection of a City Manager

By Herbert Molano Little good can come from closed, behind-the-doors, initiatives, and agreements where major policy decisions are made with virtually no local newspaper that reports regularly on city council actions, the finances of the city, or hold the council to accountability in an open forum. The selection of the city manager, heads of departments, […]

Contesting A Parking Citation

Most of us have at one time or another received a parking citation. Sometimes we knew we did wrong, but figured we wouldn’t get caught! Other times, we just don’t notice the signs. And, sometimes, citations are actually issued in error! Several years ago, the Criminal Courts decided that they were overloaded and didn’t want […]

Bringing pot shops to Glendale

[fsn_row][fsn_column width=”12″][fsn_text] At the November 17th. council meeting ‘bringing pot shops to Glendale” was discussed. The result consensus (or not) was interesting. Mayor Devine felt Marijuana was a *gateway drug. Mr. Gharpetian felt this went against his principles. While Mr. Agajanian called for and got more analysis going forward into 2018. Mr. Sinanyan & Ara […]

What Kind of Glendale Do We Want to Live in?

[fsn_row][fsn_column width=”12″][fsn_text] By Dan Brotman, Adjunct Professor of Economics G.C.C. Glendale Water and Power (GWP) is proposing to replace all but one unit of the Grayson plant with new generators. They call it a Smokestacks with pollution “repowering” and paint it as a long overdue upgrade to an aging facility. But don’t let the word repowering […]

Carmel Partner’s proposed 285 Unit Development Would Exacerbate Glendale Quality of Life and Housing Problems.

[fsn_row row_width=”container” row_style=”light” background_repeat=”repeat” background_position=”left top” background_attachment=”scroll” background_size=”auto” background_image_xs=”show”][fsn_column width=”12″ column_style=”light”][fsn_text] The Glendale Coalition for Better Government consistent with its mission of developing a responsive government to its citizens calls upon Glendale City Council to disapprove the variances and zone amendments proposed by the 285 unit development by Carmel Partners. The project which consists of a […]

Former Employee of Glendale’s City Attorney Sentenced to Federal Prison after Embezzling nearly $700,000 of City Funds

[fsn_row][fsn_column width=”12″][fsn_text] A former employee of the Glendale City Attorney’s Office has been sentenced to 15 months in federal prison after she admitted embezzling nearly $700,000 in a scheme that used false documents [/fsn_text][/fsn_column][/fsn_row][fsn_row][fsn_column column_style=”light” width=”7″][fsn_text] to make it appear the money was being used to pay civil claims against the city. Cassandra Alexander, 53, […]