Glendale Settles Two Lawsuits Over Tiered Water Rates

[fsn_row][fsn_column width=”12″][fsn_text] The City of Glendale just settled two lawsuits filed by the Glendale Coalition for Better Government related to the method it used to charge for water service. The City owned utility is run as a separate entity, but City Council makes the financial decisions on its operation.  The rate structure in litigation was approved by City Council in August 2014, ignoring repeated protests by the Glendale Coalition for Better […]

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[fsn_row][fsn_column width=”12″][fsn_text] On Wednesday April 10 at 10 a.m. the Glendale Water & Power will begin a series of public meetings to gather customer input for an Integrated Resource Plan, a planning document that will provide the publicly owned utility with guidance to establish policies regarding the city’s electricity supply over the long-term planning horizon. […]

Court of Appeals Found that Glendale Violates its Own Charter When Transferring Money to the General Fund.

[fsn_row][fsn_column width=”12″][fsn_text] Court of Appeals Found that Glendale Violates its Own Charter When Transferring Money to the General Fund. Case was Remanded Back to Lower Court for Re-calculating $60 Million Award to Rate Payers — By Frank Gallo In February 2014, the Glendale Coalition for Better Government ( a nonprofit organization advocating for a transparent […]

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 […]

Glendale City Appealed on General Fund Transfer

[fsn_row][fsn_column width=”12″][fsn_text] By John Samuel. Glendale City Appealed on General Fund Transfer was Heard This Past October 2nd A lawsuit won by the Glendale Coalition for Better Government (G.C.B.G.) against the City of Glendale on the transfer of electric fees to the City’s General Fund in violation of the State law and the City’s own […]

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.  This statistic is just the opposite of the national average.  Why are the statistics different in Glendale?  Obviously it is because […]

What Would the Proposed Sales Tax Increase or “Quality of Life” Initiative Bring to Glendale

[fsn_row][fsn_column width=”12″][fsn_text] What Would the Proposed Sales Tax Increase or “Quality of Life” Initiative Bring to Glendale By Frank Gallo The Glendale City Council has placed an initiative on the November 6th Ballot to increase City Sales Tax from 9.5% to 10.25%. This tax increase would represent extra $30,000,000 per year that would be going […]

Woman Arrested for Possession of Stolen Property..

[fsn_row][fsn_column width=”12″][fsn_text] Woman Arrested for Possession of Stolen Property – $35,000.00 in Merchandise Recovered Glendale, CA. — On August 15, 2018 at approximately 7:30 a.m., Glendale officers arrested 36 year old Tiffany Mathis of Inglewood in a stolen property fencing operation that resulted in approximately $35,000.00 in recovered property. The investigation was launched as a […]

Two People Arrested in Car-battery Theft Investigation

[fsn_row][fsn_column width=”12″][fsn_text] Glendale, CA – The Glendale Police Department have arrested two suspects responsible for a string of battery thefts in Southern California. Between July 28, 2018 and August 21, 2018, the Glendale Police Department received multiple reports of stolen batteries from vehicles parked on the street and in parking structures throughout the City of […]