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  • Councilman Rafi Manoukian hopes to help quash Measure A

    Rather than raising money for his own campaign for city treasurer, Councilman Rafi Manoukian plans to set up a fundraising committee to battle a ballot measure that could prevent him from taking the job. While Manoukian is running unopposed for...
  • S. Korea pursues closer ties with Glendale

    S. Korea pursues closer ties with Glendale
    Korean cities are flocking to Glendale in hopes of creating business and cultural relationships with a city better known for its connection to Armenia. In fact, so many Korean cities have wanted to set up an official “sister city”...
  • State agrees to pay out $3 million more for Glendale redevelopment obligations

    State agrees to pay out $3 million more for Glendale redevelopment obligations
    They may have lost the war, but Glendale officials have won a battle over millions of redevelopment funds. Last week, state finance officials agreed to give Glendale nearly $3 million it had denied in mid-December. Although Sacramento lawmakers ended...
  • Montrose Shopping Park board considers closed meetings

    Board directors for the Montrose Shopping Park Assn. on Thursday voiced support for holding closed-door meetings, with proponents saying the open format discourages frank discussion about potentially uncomfortable topics. The group is a quasi-...
  • Ron Kaye: Scott Ochoa sits down for a chat

    For Scott Ochoa, it was a year to remember given the 41-year-old city manager's leap from a small suburban town to Glendale, a city five times larger and far more complex. And he had big shoes to fill as well, with longtime City Manager Jim Starbird...
  • Glendale pension costs keep rising

    Pension costs and other employee benefits continue to be a huge financial burden for Glendale, despite some gains in raising revenue and controlling costs, according to the most recent data available. As of June 2012, the annual pension cost was about...
  • The martial art of subduing special interests

    Passing a major reform in Sacramento has the same odds as a novice knocking out the champ at a martial-arts competition. This is particularly true when it comes to reforming ballot-box budgeting. I’ve introduced eight measures on this topic over the...
  • State denies Glendale millions to pay for redevelopment obligations

    State denies Glendale millions to pay for redevelopment obligations
    Glendale and state officials have locked horns for months over spending money for redevelopment obligations, but this week, a decision handed down from Sacramento escalated the fight. In a letter this week, the California Department of Finance denied...
  • Professional treasurer needed

    Should voters continue to elect the city treasurer? Or should we let Glendale's city manager appoint the treasurer, who would then serve at will? The question will be on the ballot as “Measure A” in the upcoming election April 2. A “yes&...
  • GWP audit reveals issues at storage warehouse

    Glendale Water & Power's storage warehouse hasmore than $1 million in tools that haven't been used in four years, according to a recent audit that also found several issues with security and how products are tracked and stored. When Public Works...
  • Glendale tries to maintain its economic balance

    As Glendale emerges from a difficult period of economic struggle as a leaner, stronger organization, officials warn there is still more to do to combat ongoing structural imbalances. Although Glendale is likely to end the fiscal year with a $300,000...
  • On Education: Schools have their own fiscal cliff to avoid

    You don't need to travel to Washington, D.C., to find a fiscal cliff to throw yourself off. Just take a turn down to Glendale Unified headquarters, where failure by the White House to reach some sort of deficit reduction deal will translate into a loss of...