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  • Letter: Mohill is willing to fight the unions

    One of the most critical and important responsibilities a member of the Glendale City Council has is to approve or disapprove the contracts negotiated between the public employee unions and the city of Glendale. Over the last decade or more our public employees have enjoyed a kind of windfall when compared to the private sector. Their pay, benefits and pension plans have increased dramatically while the private sector has declined. When a candidate for City Council accepts the endorsements of the public employee unions as Paula Devine has it creates a severe conflict of interest or at the very least the appearance of one. In order for the collective bargaining process to work fairly you have to have an adversary relationship. Each party is fighting for different things. The union wants as much as it can get for their members and the city should be fighting very hard for the taxpayers who pay the bills.
  • Laemmle Lofts project inches forward

    The City Council on Tuesday took the first step toward approving a number of administrative items that are set to get the Laemmle Lofts project — which has been on the books since 2011 — ready for construction by early 2015. The council...

    Lawsuit discussion connected to plane crash postponed

    Lawsuit discussion connected to plane crash postponed
    City officials postponed this week a closed-door discussion by City Council about a roughly $91,800 lawsuit the city filed against a man who crashed a single-engine plane into a Glendale neighborhood two years ago, and a new meeting date is yet to be set....

    News-Press Editorial: Please take the time to vote on June 3

    The primary election is Tuesday, when Glendale voters who have not already cast their ballots by mail will join their compatriots throughout California in visiting the polls between 7 a.m. and 8 p.m. In addition to the usual state primary ballot...

    Polls open in statewide primary, Glendale election

    Polls open in statewide primary, Glendale election
    Election polls are set to open at 7 a.m. Tuesday and close at 8 p.m. with two Glendale-specific items on the ballot, along with the statewide primary races for California governor, lieutenant governor, attorney general and other state and Los Angeles...