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  • Problems bringing Glendale to its knees

    Those of us that were raised in Glendale remember a town that was fiscally conservative and the letter that was recently sent to us by the city of Glendale Water & Power re: the exorbitant rate increases would have been impossible. Recently, Glendale...
  • City's pensions should be rescinded

    Re: “Friedman vote causes backlash over policy,” June 23. Councilwoman Laura Friedman, who represents Glendale on the board of the Metropolitan Water District, voted against a MWD $900,000 rebate. Friedman’s rationale for refusing the...
  • Letter: More debt isn't the way to go

    Re: “Boxer should be less like Lenin,” Mailbag, Oct. 23. The national discussion has come to Glendale's pages in its usually vitriolic and confrontational way. The question is whether letter-writer Ben Ochart has legitimate concerns about...
  • Look no further than Prop. 13

    Kudos to Gerry Rankin for his spot-on letter ( “Using GWP as profit center is logical,” Aug. 14) identifying the role of Prop. 13 as the primary reason for municipal revenue shortfalls. If only our current dilemma were the result of...
  • GWP transfers used to shore up pensions

    Re: the letter “Increases over five years not excessive,” Mailbag, Aug. 14. If Ron Kaye's Sunday column is this writer's source, she is misinformed. If this lady's experience of electric rates in a nearby city is any indication, I can be...
  • Quintero can stay on the council

    Quintero can stay on the council
    Councilman Frank Quintero shouldn't be kicked out of office because of an ambiguous city law, according to a ruling from the state attorney general's office. The ruling blocks two Glendale residents from filing a lawsuit against Quintero in order to...
  • Glendale council and union strike a deal

    The City Council struck a deal with Glendale’s largest union this week to reverse a 1.5% pay cut council members imposed on the Glendale City Employees Assn. in 2010. Although the pay cut for the 750-member union will be lifted, rank-and-file...
  • Glendale's affordable housing lags behind need

    Glendale's affordable housing lags behind need
    Glendale's stock of affordable housing falls far short of meeting the community's need and officials say the loss of state redevelopment dollars means there's little the city can do to bridge the gap. Waiting lists for city-monitored rental housing...
  • Glendale City Council candidates explain why they should be elected

    The 12 candidates vying for three seats on the Glendale City Council outline what makes them the best choice. Jefferson Black What City Hall needs is a diplomatic problem-solver. I’m open-minded, willing to listen to both sides of every issue. I&...
  • When will enough be enough for voters?

    In December 2012, Glendale Finance Director Bob Elliott told the public, “…at some point, we’ll have more retirees than active.” In the April 20 News-Press, in the story headlined “Pension cost rise to hit city budget,&...
  • Glendale plans to counter Section 8 housing cuts

    Glendale housing officials plan to tap reserves in order to save an estimated 112 households from losing affordable housing vouchers as a result of the across-the-board federal spending cuts known as sequestration. City officials expect to lose at least...
  • Schiff slams Congressional colleagues for not passing agreement on background checks

    Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) wants his colleagues in Congress to know that he is appalled by the failure of the Senate to pass a bipartisan bill Wednesday that would have mandated background checks for firearms buyers. “What happened this...