Politics

City Council approves Glendale Unified's ballot request

The City Council approved a request made by Glendale Unified school officials to ask for voters’ input this April to allow Glendale Unified officials to conduct elections as they wish, ultimately letting them to switch from a current “at-large” voting system to one based on...

Utility gets OK to tap part of Rockhaven site

Utility gets OK to tap part of Rockhaven site

The Crescenta Valley Water District was given the go-ahead Tuesday to start pumping water from an underground well on the grounds of the Rockhaven sanitarium, treating it and then delivering it to customers.

Election change in Glendale to be placed on ballot

Glendale voters will be asked this spring if the city should switch from its long-standing at-large voting system to individual districts after the City Council voted on Tuesday to place the question on the April ballot.

Hotel tax hike to go on ballot

A proposed 2% increase on the tax hotel guests pay in Glendale will go before local voters following the City Council’s approval Tuesday to place the measure on the ballot in April.

Glendale City Council to look at bridge design

Glendale City Council to look at bridge design

The design of a bridge that could one day span the Glendale Narrows and Griffith Park over the Los Angeles River is heading to the Glendale City Council for consideration next month after feedback from the community during the past several months.

Options for rail crossings are met with skepticism

Options for rail crossings are met with skepticism

Metropolitan Transportation Authority officials were met with consternation on Tuesday from business owners and residents concerned about future work at two railroad crossings at the Glendale-Los Angeles border.

Voters may weigh in on voting change

The decision whether to keep the city’s at-large voting system or split the community into districts could be up to local voters next spring as the Glendale City Council is leaning toward placing the question on a ballot.

Glendale council asks developer to scale back Glenoaks project

Glendale council asks developer to scale back Glenoaks project

The Glendale City Council on Tuesday sided with residents who are concerned about a proposed 74-unit mixed-use development on the site of a former Bob’s Big Boy on Glenoaks Boulevard by directing the developer to scale back the project’s size and scope.

Glendale school board eyes voting change

The Glendale Unified school board unanimously passed a resolution Tuesday night initiating the school district’s formal request to the City Council to ask voters this spring whether they want to amend the city charter and let school district officials conduct elections as they please.

Council gives OK to 180-unit development project

Council gives OK to 180-unit development project

A proposed 180-unit, mixed-use development that would overtake a lot occupied by an Office Depot store in the San Fernando Road corridor was approved by the Glendale City Council on Tuesday.

Officials present route options for high-speed rail

It could be the largest infrastructure project in the United States — the first high-speed rail system in the country — and it's expected to come to Burbank.

Residents express concern about proposed project

Residents express concern about proposed project

A meeting with a developer grew contentious at times Thursday evening as residents living near the proposed site for a four-story, mixed-use project in northwest Glendale criticized the plans because they felt it was too large for the neighborhood.

Zina's owner, LCF official in legal dispute

Zina's owner, LCF official in legal dispute

A business dispute between the owner of an area take-out and a property-owning La CaƱada official has spilled into the courthouse, with accusations being leveled on both sides.

Glendale Water & Power releases new mobile application

A new mobile application lets Glendale Water & Power customers see near real-time usage data, pay their bills on the go and report any problems with their utilities.

Developer's impact fees may add up to $9M toward parks, libraries

Developer's impact fees may add up to $9M toward parks, libraries

The developer of a nearly 500-unit, mixed–use project on Lexington Drive in downtown Glendale will be asked to pay roughly $9 million toward local parks and libraries if the development company pulls building permits, making it one of the first projects that may be subject to increased...

Credit agency bumps Glendale Water & Power's outlook

An annual credit agency report raised Glendale Water & Power’s outlook from negative to stable based on the utility’s plans to raise rates over the next several years.

Gatto introduces 'transparency' bill, aims to amend rules on financial disclosures

Gatto introduces 'transparency' bill, aims to amend rules on financial disclosures

Public officials in California would have to disclose more about their investments and who they do business with under a state Assembly bill introduced Monday as the legislature began a new session.

Obama plugs body camera option

Obama plugs body camera option

President Barack Obama on Monday proposed spending $75 million to help local police departments purchase up to 50,000 body cameras for police officers over the next three years, a move Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) called a “common-sense step” to increase transparency and improve...

Vacancy opens on airport board

Vacancy opens on airport board

The city of Burbank is looking to fill a vacancy on the Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority board after Susan Georgino tendered her resignation “effective immediately” on Wednesday.

Shelter finds no room for the homeless

Shelter finds no room for the homeless

With no luck in finding a new space for housing the homeless overnight, Glendale will go without a winter shelter this year.

Schiff reaffirms support for cameras on police officers following Ferguson riots

Schiff reaffirms support for cameras on police officers following Ferguson riots

In response to the violence and rioting that erupted Monday night in Ferguson, Mo., following a grand jury’s decision not to indict a white police officer in the killing of an unarmed black man, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) issued a statement Tuesday, calling for an end to the unrest and...

Baseball giant's home runs to historic status

Baseball giant's home runs to historic status

A two-story house that was once owned by legendary pro baseball manager Casey Stengel took a big step toward securing its place in history this week after being added to the Glendale Register of Historic Resources.

Voting change could reach ballot

Community members Thursday night talked about the pros and cons of ditching the city’s at-large voting system in favor of council districts, an issue the City Council will next month consider putting on the spring ballot.

Local school officials march toward new voting system

Glendale Community College officials this week listened to input from an attorney as they begin to plot voting districts for upcoming elections.

City considers parking, transient occupancy tax

City considers parking, transient occupancy tax

A ballot measure aimed at initiating a tax on parking in city-owned lots and another to raise a tax on local hotel patrons could be brought before Glendale voters as early as this spring.

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